D.C. United continued preparations for it’s crucial Saturday afternoon game against the New York Red Bulls (2:35 pm ET), which will indeed determine which Eastern Conference team moves on to the Conference Finals (buy tickets here). Luis Silva, who has been rehabbing a hamstring injury, practiced fully again with the team.
We asked you to get your questions ready for when D.C. United Midfielder Chris Rolfe took over our Twitter account for a quick Q&A. As usual, everyone came prepared with great questions. If you happened to miss it, here are all the Tweets exchanged between D.C. United fans and Rolfe.
With the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls this Satuday, here is a look at the possible scenarioes in which the new "Away Goals Rule" could come into play.
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces the scheduling of a public oversight roundtable of the Committee of Whole on “The Costs and Benefits of Bill 20-805, District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014.” The roundtable will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. This notice has been revised to reflect a new date and time, and the addition of a witness.
We flew up to Providence, RI for the 1999 MLS Cup Final at Foxboro. Upon return to the airport that night after beating the LA Galaxy (again), about 30 to 40 D.C. United supporters were all waiting for the same flight back to Baltimore and we started chanting "D.C. U-ni-ted!!....D.C. U-ni-ted!!" at the boarding area, much to the concern and/or amusement of other passengers making their way through the airport.
New York Times: Rubber-Legged Red Bulls Make a Charge
A loss is always tough to take, especially in the playoffs. The fact that it was against the New York Red Bulls is like putting salt in the wound. But, the good news is they have to come to RFK on Saturday (buy tickets). This series is far from over. To finish off the weekend trip, here are five observations about our trip to New Jersey in no particular order.
D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen
On New York Red Bulls tonight:
I think New York put a whooping on us. They were very good, and we weren’t. You know like I said about halfway through the first half.
On their shortcomings tonight:
Well in a game like this you have to have everybody play well, and we had very little of that. Our passing was poor, we lacked ideas, it wasn’t for lack of want, it just was an off night. It’s not good timing to happen.
It wasn’t the start D.C. United was hoping for, but a 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena is nothing the Black-and-Red cannot overcome.
Of its nine loses this season, five were followed immediately with a win. United scored two or more goals in 16 of its 34 regular season games, 14 of which were wins.