Struggling United eye summer reinforcements

Dire campaign has United looking overseas to strengthen squad
D.C. eye reinforcements

Italian expatriates, Europhiles and casual soccer fans around the Washington, D.C., area are eagerly awaiting the arrival of AC Milan this week for Wednesday night’s international friendly against D.C. United.

United players and coaches, on the other hand, might be more interested to see if the illustrious Italian club leaves a few of its stars behind to help D.C. with what has, thus far, been a miserable MLS campaign.

Post-match quotes: United 0 - Dynamo 2

MLS 2010 Quotesheet
Post-match Quotes


On the slow start
“We are putting too much pressure on ourselves because we are not scoring goals.”

On his players
“Every team is different. It’s a new group of players that you have to continue to mold and get better and continue to progress.”

On possible acquisitions
“We are going to continue to look to improve our roster but at the same time we have to continue to improve with the guys here.”

D.C. game in Houston, still "not good enough"

United's ongoing misery compounded in 2-0 loss to Dynamo
DC still "not good enough

After last week’s home loss to Colorado, their seventh of the season, many D.C. United players tried to put their team’s frustrating situation into words. But the most succinct expression came from the mouth of Jaime Moreno, the club’s incumbent captain and most experienced player, who said, “We’re just not good enough.”

Sadly for the Black-and-Red, that statement continues to apply. D.C. dropped to 1-8-0 on the season with a 2-0 loss to Houston on a sultry night at Robertson Stadium.

Highlights: D.C. United vs Houston Dynamo

Saturday, May 22, 2010 - DC 0, Houston 2
Highlights: DC 0, Houston

Post-match interview: Chris Pontius's Tony Limarzi spoke with United's attacker after the match in Houston
Chris Pontius Interview

Listen to the phone interview:

Pontius must run before he can play for D.C.

Nagging hamstring problems a bigger issue for recovering star
Pontius on the mend

Chris Pontius thought he knew how to run.

And that seems obvious, given a glittering college career at UC Santa Barbara, the success he enjoyed in his first professional campaign with D.C. United last year and the US National Team call-up that followed in January.

But a persistent hamstring problem has insisted otherwise, sidetracking his season and forcing him to re-learn one of the most basic tools at a player’s disposal.

Previa Houston: Kurt Morsink

El volante habla acerca del encuentro de visita frente al Dynamo.
Previa Houston

United limp into Texas to face the up-and-down Dynamo

Saturday, May 29 at 8:00 PM ET
Preview: DC vs HOU

The basics

D.C. United (1-7, 8th in Eastern Conference) v. Houston Dynamo (4-4-1, 2nd in Western Conference)

All-Time Record: Houston leads the all-time series 6-3-1 including Superliga play.

TV info


KHOU 11.2, Fox Sports Houston

Last Meeting

Danny Allsopp previews Houston Dynamo

United's forward says he is still learning what to expect from each team
Danny Allsopp interview

Curt Onalfo previews Houston Dynamo

United's head coach discusses the challenges of playing on the road
Curt Onalfo interview
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