In its fourth game of the season, United was able to take three points with a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution. The Black-and-Red kept high pressure and created dangerous opportunities, eventually causing an own goal by New England. Then, in stoppage time, newly signed Chris Rolfe decided to seal the deal with a beautiful one-touch strike.
Three points. Two goals. Huge swing in momentum.
“It feels great. I mean it’s just been too long,” said Assistant Coach Chad Ashton. “I am really happy for the guys. I’m really happy that they get rewarded for their hard work. It’s well deserved.”
Everyone said it was going to take time. It clicked on the field last night, and it wasn’t by chance. We worked for it.
Ben Olsen – Head Coach, D.C. United
On the game:
Yeah, it’s relief. It was just important for us to move forward in our play, but also get the win. It feels good. It feels good for a lot of those new guys, and in particular some of those old guys as we got a little bit of a demon off our back, and we can move forward now.
D.C. United rode an own goal and stoppage-time insurance tally to knock off Eastern Conference rival New England Revolution 2-0 Saturday night at RFK Stadium, snapping a 16-game winless streak in league matches.
The losing streak was the longest in D.C.'s storied history, and good for the the second longest in MLS history.
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