Chris Pontius is back in the eighteen for the first time in 2014 since undergoing hamstring surgery in April. As D.C. United's longest tenured player, the California native never took a break from being a leader on the squad as he battled through his rehab. His teammates of new and old took notice of his commitment to remain positive, to regain fitness and to improve his ping pong game.
What has Chris been like around the locker room this year?
D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., is set to kick-off of the Fall season of its United Soccer Club program. In partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the U.S. Department of Justice, the program teaches soccer and the importance of focusing on a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and proper nutrition to youth.
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D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen:
Thoughts on the match:
We’re happy with the point. Traveling from east to west, it’s never easy. A zero on the road is always a good thing, you give yourself a chance.
The Vancouver Whitecaps and D.C. United were forced to share the spoils after their interconference, cross-country showdown ended in a scoreless draw Saturday night at BC Place.
The game also marked the continued offensive futility for the Whitecaps, who have not scored in their last four games to stretch their goal-less streak to 411 minutes.