It’s been noted plenty that D.C. United has opened the regular season with key absences from the attacking side of the ball. But that focus has overshadowed the return for one player who completed a long road back from the wilderness of long-term injury in the Black-and-Red’s shutout defeat of Montreal on March 7.
Almost a year to the day exactly since he scored the first goal of the 2014 season against D.C.
D.C. United General Manager and Vice President of Soccer Operations spoke with dcunited.com following the announcement of the contract extension that comes on the heels of the team's incredibly successful 2014 season. It is the latest achievement for Kasper in his 13-year tenure with the Black-and-Red.
D.C. United rookie Miguel Aguilar’s debut MLS appearance wasn’t a long one – just 13 minutes off the bench in the Black-and-Red’s 1-0 shutout of the Montreal Impact. But in one stunning sequence, Aguilar gave a hint of just what he’ll bring to the team and immediately endeared himself to the RFK Stadium faithful.
DCU: You now have a MLS game under your belt, how was the experience on Saturday?
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On Jairo Arrieta
I thought he was great. The way he occupies center backs. We’re asking him to connect passes, be in good spots, make it difficult on the two center backs then get it to our wide midfielders or the underneath forward and then be in dangerous spots in the 18, and he did that tonight. I thought he finished off the goal very well. It was a very tough finish, and I’m happy for him. Two goals in two games; so he’s feeling pretty good about himself.
Talon was not available for the home opening match vs. Montreal Impact due to an extended rehab stint resulting from some minor off-season injuries including a bruised leg and fractured wing.
Many do not know that Talon also undergoes an extreme off-season program to prepare for the DCU fans during the regular season and it was during this preparation injuries were sustained.
RFK Stadium is ready.
It took a lot of dedication and heart to get the pitch ready, but it's time!
Join us at 3 PM for the 20th Season of MLS as D.C. United takes on Montreal Impact.
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