D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen was on Elliot in the Morning, well, this morning. The conversation started off on the topic of draining blood from under your toenails, but moved to D.C. United's spirit in the locker room and performance on the pitch. Check out the great interview for yourselves.
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Measurable progress—that’s what we saw last night at RFK when D.C. United tied the Chicago Fire 2-2.
“We looked a lot better. A lot more dangerous in terms of the attack,” said Assistant Coach Chad Ashton. “I think we got more people involved. We had a better balance. We weren’t so direct.”
With the majority of the possession, United kept calm in tight spaces, stayed patient and trusted each other on the ball.
Ben Olsen – Head Coach, D.C. United
Thoughts on D.C. United players:
I thought Fabi trusted his teammates more than he did last game playing and moved well. I thought Eddie was a threat all night long up top. I thought Perry was fantastic and I thought Davy Arnaud, in particular, gave us a real bite and a real energy in the amount of second balls and breaks he started. You know, still stuff to work on with our backs, we should win games that we score two goals in.
D.C. United took the field on Saturday afternoon at RFK Stadium in search of their first victory in seven months. And for a while, it looked like they might just get it.
The Chicago Fire, however, had other plans.
Fire forward Quincy Amarikwa’s 82nd-minute equalizer denied United what would’ve been a precious victory, earning the Fire a 2-2 draw in front of 9,445 rain-soaked fans at RFK Stadium.