Way before Ryan Nelsen even kicked a ball at the World Cup, he had a good feeling his All-Whites were capable of pulling off an upset.
New Zealand did just that on Sunday, tallying a shock 1-1 tie with world champions Italy.
"We are underdogs, but we have great unity in the team, and on a good day you never know what can happen," Nelsen told reporters back in May.
D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo, reflects back on United's 1-0 victory over El Salvador.
dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi recaps Saturday's charity match between D.C. United and El Salvador. Proceeds benefited the Spanish Catholic Center and United for D.C.
The El Salvador national team was greeted by throngs of supporters for their friendly against D.C. United at RFK Stadium, but it was the MLS team that dominated the proceedings from start to finish, as a second-half goal by Adam Cristman gave the hosts a deserved 1-0 victory.
United dominated possession in the early part of the game, and created their first chance 15 minutes in when Jaime Moreno got to El Salvador’s end-line and cut the ball back for Chris Pontius.
United's players and staff provide an amusing analysis of upcoming World Cup matches. Danny Allsopp and Dejan Jakovic have fun talking smack with each other before the Australia vs Serbia match. Then Andy Najar (Honduras) and team adminstrator, Francisco Tobar (Chile) get into the act by kidding each other about their home teams.
With the eyes of the world set upon the World Cup in South Africa, D.C. United quietly announced the signing of their third-ever designated player on Monday evening, adding a dose of Balkan-bred creativity to their midfield with the capture of Branko Bošković.
D.C. United’s 23-year-old attacker Chris Pontius won his first career Player of the Week award as voted on Monday by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). The second-year MLS player was the star of the final MLS match before the two-week World Cup break, scoring two of his team’s three goals in a stunning 3-2 victory at the Seattle Sounders last Thursday.
D.C. United Technical Director, Chad Ashton, talks to Comcast SportsNet's Dave Johnson about United's Youth Academy, Andy Najar, Bill Hamid and United's summer camps.