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Nelsen expected New Zealand to play spoiler

Former D.C. United defender led Kiwis in shock tie with Italy
Nelsen relishes 'dog role

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.

VIDEO: Onalfo post-match comments

D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo, reflects back on United's 1-0 victory over El Salvador.
VIDEO: Onalfo post-match

D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo, reflects back on United's 1-0 victory over El Salvador.

Highlights: D.C. United vs El Salvador

Watch all the key plays from United's recent friendly against El Salvador
Highlights: DC 1, ES 0

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.

United 1 - El Salvador 0

Cristman Scores, United Dominates in 1-0 Win Over El Salvador
DC 1 - El Salvador 0

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.

"Cheyo" Quintanilla regresa a Washington

El internacional salvadoreño liderará a la "Selecta" en el juego benéfico del Sábado en el RFK
Quintanilla regresa a DC

VIDEO: World Cup Smack Talk

Aussie vs Serbian and Honduran vs Chilean
World Cup Smack Talk

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.

PREVIOUSLY: United's players and staff make their World Cup picks

DC acquire Designated Player Branko Bošković

Midfielder joins United after storied 14-year career in Europe
DC ink Designated Player

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 Pontius nabs Player of the Week honors

Pontius scored a brace in DC's 3-2 victory against Seattle
Pontius grabs POTW honors

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.


Technical Director Chad Ashton on the club's Academy & Camps

Interview with Comcast SportsNet during the United - Real Salt Lake match
Camps & Academy System

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.

VIDEO: Top of the 18 - Danny Allsopp

18 questions for United's big target forward
Top of the 18: Allsopp
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