Short on goals, points and even healthy bodies, it was
hardly a secret that MLS stragglers D.C. United needed a bit of help.
But the identity of the capital club’s most imminent
reinforcement nonetheless caused a major stir on Wednesday. In a move that
surprised almost as many people inside the organization as outside, United have
brought former league MVP and Golden Boot winner Luciano Emilio back into the
fold and could have him in uniform as early as Saturday against the New York
Red Bulls at RFK.
All the highlights from D.C. United's 4-2 victory over FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup play-in match on April 28, 2010.
El volante del D.C. United, Christian Castillo, habla sobre la victoria 4-2 sobre FC Dallas en el primer partido clasificatorio a la Copa Abierta de Estados Unidos el 28 de abril de 2010.
dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi and head coach Curt Onalfo discuss United's inspiring 4-2 win over FC Dallas in 2010 U.S. Open Cup play.
dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi talks to D.C. United Forward, Adam Cristman about the team's inspiring 4-2 win over FC Dallas in 2010 U.S. Open Cup play. Cristman scored his first two goals as a member of D.C. United.
dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi catches up with D.C. United Defender, Jordan Graye after United's the 4-2 win over FC Dallas in 2010 U.S. Open Cup. The match was Graye's first start for the Black & Red.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- El D.C. United
derrotó 4-2 al FC Dallas en partido clasificatorio para la Copa Abierta Lamar
Hunt, sumando su primer triunfo oficial de la temporada y sellando el pase para
jugar con el Real Salt Lake en busca de un boleto para la primera ronda de 16
equipos del torneo estadounidense.
Adam Cristman (min. 4 y min. 59), Christian
Castillo (min. 39) y Andy Najar (min 51’) anotaron los goles del cuadro
capitalino, mientras que Bruno Guarda (min. 52) y Dax McCarty, de tiro penal en
la vuelta 57’, descontaron por los texanos.
D.C. United held off FC Dallas’
second-half rally in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match at RFK Stadium on Wednesday
night, riding an Adam Cristman double to a 4-2 victory that sees the
Black-and-Red advance to the next round of MLS qualifying for the nation’s
D.C. and Dallas had only scored eight
goals between them in their first month of league play, yet the two teams
defied that statistic with a helter-skelter, end-to-end display that featured
six goals in the first 60 minutes.
Luciano Emilio has rejoined D.C. United on a three-month contract following a brief stay at Brazilian club Rio Branco de Americana, it was announced on Wednesday.
“Over the past several months, we’ve been in constant communication with Luciano regarding his playing future and have reached an agreement that provides United a proven MLS goalscorer at terms that take into consideration both parties’ plans for the future," United's general manager Dave Kasper said in a statement.
D.C. United booked another summer visit from a major
European club, announcing Wednesday that Scottish power Rangers will be making
a visit to RFK Stadium on July 24.
Rangers are easily the most successful team in Scotland’s
history. Recently crowned Scottish Premier League champions for a 53rd time, the
Glasgow-based club also has 33 Scottish Cups and 26 Scottish League Cups to its
name, as well as runners-up medals from the 2008 UEFA Cup.