Pontius sacude a los Sounders

Sus tres goles dieron a D.C. United el triunfo 3-2 sobre Seattle
Seatte 2-3 DC


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SEATTLE. – En la última noche de fútbol profesional en el país, antes del receso por la Copa Mundo de la FIFA, los Sounders de Seattle volvieron a verse sorprendidos en su casa, esta vez por un cuadro que llegó al Qwest Field llevando el “farolito” del último puesto en la tabla general.


VIDEO: Pontius' first goal

United's attacking midfielder puts DC up 1-0
Pontius: Goal 1

Chris Pontius dekes two defenders and unleashes a shot that deflects into the back of the net.

Jakovic returns to United's starting lineup sooner than expected

Center back went full 90 against RSL; will start against Seattle
Jakovic returns for DCU

Barely a week ago, D.C. United’s Dejan Jakovic spoke cautiously about his recovery from a broken clavicle, explaining that the bone was still in the final stages of the healing process and pointing to MLS’ impending World Cup hiatus as the ideal opportunity to achieve full fitness before the season’s draining midsummer stretch.

But then the 24-year-old center back turned up against Real Salt Lake on Saturday – not merely on the 18-man game day roster, but in the first XI, at the heart of the D.C. defense. So what gives?

VIDEO: Match preview - Seattle Sounders FC

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - ESPN 2/Deportes
VIDEO: Seattle Preview

D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo and Goalkeeper, Troy Perkins speak to's Tony Limarzi about the team's current form and preview the match against Seattle.

VIDEO: Dejan Jakovic post-match interview

The defender discusses his return after an eight week injury
VIDEO: Jakovic post-match

D.C. United Defender, Dejan Jakovic speaks to's Tony Limarzi about his return to the field and the team's first shutout.

VIDEO: Onalfo post-match press conference

United's head coach discusses the scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake
VIDEO: Onalfo presser

D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo talks about the draw with Real Salt Lake and the team's recent form.

DC's Pontius: "We were the better team"

United feel they outplayed the defending MLS Cup champs at RFK
DC feeling short-changed

D.C. United walked away from Saturday night’s 0-0 draw with
Real Salt Lake ruing a string of missed opportunities, frustrated to have let
their visitors off the hook after bossing the match for long periods.

Yet Curt Onalfo’s men have been through more than enough
hardship this season to recognize it was another sign of progress on their
long road to recovery.

D.C. United y Real Salt Lake se van en blanco

Capitalinos y Monarcas empatan a cero goles
DC 0-0 RSL


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El D.C. United no pudo mantener su racha
ganadora de tres partidos y aunque dominó por muchos pasajes en la ofensiva a
su visitante Real Salt Lake, tuvo que conformarse con un solo punto en el
partido que protagonizaron en el RFK, en la continuación de la campaña en la
capital del país.

El meta Nick Rimando del Salt Lake fue el
héroe de su equipo al mantener imbatida su portería durante los 93 minutos que
duró el encuentro, a pesar de la férrea ofensiva desarrollada por sus ex
compañeros del D.C. United.

Preview: D.C. vs RSL

Real seek first-ever win at RFK vs. upswinging DC
Preview: D.C. vs RSL

The basics

Real Salt Lake versus D.C. United at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

The historical record between these teams in league play is tied at 4 wins and 4 losses apiece, plus 2 draws.

What's at stake?

D.C. earn US Open Cup berth at expense of RSL

United win play-in match after Najar scores in extra time
USOC: DC bounce RSL


WASHINGTON — D.C. United outlasted Real Salt Lake on a marathon evening at RFK Stadium on Wednesday, advancing into the U.S. Open Cup proper with a 2-1 overtime victory in muggy conditions in the nation’s capital.

The sides traded penalty kicks in regulation, and just when it looked like the affair would have to be settled by shootout, D.C. teenage phenom Andy Najar entered in the late going to conjure up a coolly-taken winner.

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