D.C. United Defender/Midfielder, Devon McTavish talks about the tough loss against the Chicago Fire.
D.C. United head coach, Curt Onalfo answers the media's questions after the loss to Chicago Fire.
D.C. United’s schedule is
open this weekend, and the resulting two-week break from league play is
probably the best thing that’s happened to the struggling squad thus
far this season.
Owners of the worst record (0-4), lowest point total
(0) and worst goal differential (-9) in MLS, United have no shortage of
issues to address and wounds to heal, both physical and psychological.
The club’s substantial injury list grew even longer with Monday’s news
that attacker Chris Pontius will miss about a month of action due to a
Si bien la temporada 2010 recién comienza, ya que estamos apenas en la cuarta fecha, ya se disputan partidos de los denomiados claves, los que se tienen que ganar sí o sí. Justamente esa era la consigna del D.C. United y el Chicago Fire la noche del sábado en el Estadio RFK, donde ambos equipos buscaban desesperadamente un triunfo que les permitiera tomar aire y abandonar la parte baja de la tabla.
The Chicago Fire snatched their first victory of the season with an assured 2-0 win over a dreary-looking D.C. United side at RFK Stadium on Saturday night, with late goals from Marco Pappa and substitute Brian McBride securing all three points in a battle of early-season strugglers.
United saw plenty of possession but once again looked hesitant and confused in and around the Fire goal, while several of their defensive errors went unpunished before Pappa’s composed strike turned the match Chicago’s way in the 80th minute.
RFK Stadium’s home locker room was full of bleary eyes, distant stares and bewildered shrugs on Saturday night.
A 2-0 loss to the Chicago Fire left a downcast D.C. United side contemplating a four-game losing skid that has matched the club record for worst-ever start to the season, and wondering if they’re even giving the fans what they deserve.
“That wasn’t attractive for anybody,” said a dejected Santino Quaranta. “People are paying good money to see that – we’ve got to get better.”