WASHINGTON- El D.C. United tendrá una nueva oportunidad de demostrar que todavía no está totalmente fuera de competencia en la temporada 2010, cuando enfrente al Philadelphia Union el domingo 22 a las 2 p.m.
CHESTER, Pa -- Some of those who know D.C. interim head coach Ben Olsen best say the league shouldn’t expect any easy outings from a struggling United side.
And that starts with United’s match against the Philadelphia Union Sunday at RFK Stadium.
“He’s a young coach, so he’s going to have to ply his trade a little bit and figure out what works for him and what doesn’t,” said John Hackworth, Union assistant and a friend of Olsen. “I expect that we’ll see a very motivated and competitive D.C. United team because of the type of person Ben is.”
Last week, at the end of an ill-tempered training session under the scorching August sun, D.C. United goalkeeper Troy Perkins was asked about his team’s search for quality and consistency amid their persistent struggles.
Noting the stability which has benefited other clubs around the league, the veteran goalkeeper offered up a more philosophical perspective on United’s woeful status quo.
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