WASHINGTON — D.C. United played well against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night, controlling possession, combining crisply, creating chances and defending in organized numbers.
The problem was, they only did so for 66 minutes, and only had one goal to show for it.
Houston erased all that with an inspired five-minute stretch that began with Devon McTavish’s own goal in the 66th and included Geoff Cameron’s headed game-winner four minutes later. The Dynamo ultimately left RFK Stadium as 3-1 winners.
WASHINGTON.- Houston Dynamo se valió de un gol en propia puerta del defensor rival, Devon McTavish (min. 66), otro de su mediocampista Geoff Cameron (min. 70) y un tercero de Dominic Oduro (min. 98) para derrotar al D.C. United 3-1, en un entretenido partido realizado en el estadio RFK de la capital.
Con la victoria, el Dynamo mejoró su marca a 7-14-5 para con 26 puntos mantenerse con posibilidades matemáticas de alcanzar un boleto a la Liguilla de 2010, en la que marcha en las últimas casillas de la Conferencia Oeste.
D.C. United were one of the first MLS clubs to foster effective, cooperative partnerships with their fans and supporters’ groups and, for many years, the result was an atmosphere in the stands to match the quality of the soccer being played at RFK Stadium.
But after nearly three years of struggle, frustrated rumblings are rippling through the club’s fan base. And the club has responded.
WASHINGTON – With his game-winning goal against Toronto FC two weeks ago, D.C. United defender Julius James helped unleash havoc at his former club. Head coach Preki and general manager Mo Johnston were both sacked within days of the loss that nudged TFC further away from a playoff spot.
James is far too polite to admit it, but part of him surely took great satisfaction from making such an impact on the club that traded him to Houston less than a year after drafting him.
WASHINGTON — Their 2010 record does not match their reputation, but D.C. United interim coach Ben Olsen still expects a vintage Houston Dynamo performance when the Western Conference underachievers visit RFK Stadium on Saturday night.
Qué: Jornada 26, temporada regular de la MLS
Quién: D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo
Cuándo: Sábado, 25 de septiembre, 2010 (7:30 p.m. ET)
Dónde: RFK Stadium (Washington, DC)
TV: MLS Direct Kick, MLSsoccer.com/ Match Day Live
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