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Opare at the Ready

Centerback Solid in First Regular Season Appearance for D.C. United
Opare at the Ready

Kofi Opare v LAG

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Tony Quinn
Los Angeles Galaxy forward Alan Gordon (9), D.C. United defender Kofi Opare (6)

Kofi Opare didn’t have time to think about playing against his old team and his old teammates, or to ponder what it might be like to see his first regular season minutes in a Black-and-Red uniform.

When Steven Birnbaum went down with a left ankle injury in the second minute of D.C. United’s 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy, it meant that Opare barely had time to get his heart rate up before taking the field.

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Pontius Shrugs It Off, Scores Big

Game Winning Goal Against L.A. Erases Pain of Missed PK in New York
Pontius Shrugs It Off, Scores Big

Pontius vs LA 3.28

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Tony Quinn

It’s still too early in the 2015 season to dwell on missed chances. But Chris Pontius know he’s already had his share.

It wasn’t the only motivation for fighting through his defender to nod home the late, lone goal in D.C. United’s 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night. It’s also part of his role and his dedication to his teammates to claw and scrape until the final moment to get United back on the right track.

D.C. United Downs Reigning MLS Cup Champs

Pontius scores in 93rd minute to clinch 1-0 win over L.A. Galaxy
DCU 1 - LA 0

D.C. United (2-1-0, 6 points) claimed its first victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy (1-1-2, 5 points) since 2008, defeating the reigning MLS Cup champions on a 93rd-minute goal by Chris Pontius, assisted by Nick DeLeon.

Bill Hamid finished with five saves and his second shutout of the season for D.C. United, which extended its unbeaten streak at RFK Stadium to 13 matches (12-0-1) in all competitions, including nine straight in MLS play.

D.C. United returns to action in its first-ever visit to expansion side Orlando City on Friday, April 3 (UniMás, 7).

Post-Match Quotes: March 28, 2015

"I’m just happy to see our team back with the right mentality."
Post-Match Quotes

DeLeon LA 3.28

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USA Today Sports

D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen

On the game overall:

“It was great to get the goal, but I’m just happy to see our team back with the right mentality. The final third for both teams was a little lacking, but I was very happy with the effort and response from last week. Hopefully, now we can put that type of mentality into every game going forward.”

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Black-and-Red Basics | DCU vs. Galaxy

Facts for DC vs. LA
Black-and-Red Basics

The Los Angeles Galaxy are back in D.C. with their 2014 MLS Cup title in tow. But they’re missing some key figures against a Black-and-Red side that is determined to extend its run of dominance at RFK Stadium. Here are the basics for tomorrow's matchup:

Another Big Stop for Thornton: D.C. United

Legendary MLS Goalkeeper is Close to Home with Black-and-Red
Thornton Joins DCU Coaching Staff

Zach Thornton always had an eye on D.C. United. It’s fitting that he’s now a part of the Black-and-Red as the newest member of the First Team coaching staff. He hails from Baltimore, only a short distance away, and he’s brought the experience of a legendary career into the United locker room this season.

2015 Limited Edition First Team Posters

100% of the Proceeds Benefit D.C. United Foundation
First Team Limited Edition Posters

For the 2015 season, D.C. United will be offering a limited edition First Team player poster available for purchase at each match. Please visit the main gate concourse table upon entry into the stadium.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the D.C. United Foundation. Get them while they last! 

DCU's Taylor Kemp visits SportsTalk Live

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Kemp talks DCU on SportsTalk Live

Taylor Kemp visited SportsTalk Live this week to talk all things DCU.

Training Notes - DCU Prepares to Face the Reigning Champs

Black-and-Red are Focused on Match vs LA
Tuesday Training Notes

The hard part is watching the film. The easy part is getting back out on the practice field.

D.C. United returned to work Tuesday, focused on turning the page from Sunday’s defeat at New York, a task made easier by the impending arrival of reigning MLS Cup champions Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday (CSN, 7).

“The important part now is to put that behind us and move forward against, obviously, a very good team in L.A.,” United Head Coach Ben Olsen said.

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