Chris Pontius thought he knew how to run.
And that seems obvious, given a glittering college career at UC Santa Barbara, the success he enjoyed in his first professional campaign with D.C. United last year and the US National Team call-up that followed in January.
But a persistent hamstring problem has insisted otherwise, sidetracking his season and forcing him to re-learn one of the most basic tools at a player’s disposal.
D.C. United (1-7, 8th in Eastern Conference) v. Houston Dynamo (4-4-1, 2nd in Western Conference)
All-Time Record: Houston leads the all-time series 6-3-1 including Superliga play.
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Vanessa Jaklitsch de futboldcunited.com estuvo presente en la gran final de la Super Copa de D.C. United que se disputó el pasado 1 de mayo en la cancha auxiliar del RFK. Te invitamos a ver toda la acción de la emocionante final de la quinta edición del certamen que organiza el equipo capitalino para los equipos campeones de las ligas de fútbol amateur del área metropolitana de Washington, D.C. El equipo Aegean Hawks se coronó campeón de la Copa al vencer al Victoria en la ronda de penales tras igualar 3-3 en tiempo reglamentario.
In the final part (2 of 2) of our profile of D.C. United Forward Danny Allsopp, we catch-up with Danny at his home and learn a little bit about his life off the pitch. We also got the pleasure of meeting his son, Josh.
Luciano Emilio has ranked as D.C. United’s leading scorer for every one of his three seasons with the club, scoring 41 goals in 85 matches and winning the MLS MVP award in 2007.
Off the field, the Brazilian went the extra mile to embrace his adopted surroundings, learning English (practiced by serenading his teammates in the D.C. locker room) and making the Washington region a long-term home for him and his family.
In part one of this two-part feature, dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi talks to D.C. United Forward, Danny Allsopp about his adjustment to Major League Soccer, his tireless work rate and his thoughts on the teams struggles and progress. Part 2 will look at Danny's life off the field.
D.C. United has only played eight matches of the MLS regular season, but they have already had to deal with a season’s worth of injuries. The injuries are not an excuse for the record, but they surely haven’t helped. The team has suffered a variety of injuries as you learned last week on dcunited.com. More recently, Santino Quaranta suffered another medical setback as he contracted a staph infection. Santino’s infection was not very widely publicized, even though it was a week-long ordeal from the time he first noticed a problem until the point when it was all taken care of.