Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2013) – This past weekend, a group of U-16 D.C. United Academy players traveled to Montreal to participate in the second leg of the eastern regional event for the Generation adidas Cup. United finished with a 2-1 record after playing against three other MLS U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) clubs.
In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.
Steady in the Back
Among active goalkeepers in MLS, two of D.C. United’s ‘keepers rank in the top 10 in Goals Against Average (GAA) versus Sporting Kansas City. Joe Willis is tied for 5th with a 1.00 GAA and Bill Hamid is tied for 10th with a 1.17 GAA.
Dwayne De Rosario
& Matt Besler
Matt Besler (and teammate Graham Zusi) competed with the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) in a friendly against Dwayne De Rosario (along with D.C. United’s Dejan Jakovic and Kyle Porter) and the Canada Men’s National Team on 1/29. The two countries tied 0-0.
As we prepare to take on Sporting Kansas City in front of their home crowd, the squad has been training at a high level of intensity. Today, United warmed up as a team, then split up to play 11-aside. With the game two days away, we are working to get better, but also focusing on the task ahead-- SKC.
"The intensity has been really high," Bill Hamid told dcunited.com. "Guys have come in really sharp from our Philly performance."
D.C. United today announced details of Fan Appreciation Day, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 as the Black-and-Red hosts the Houston Dynamo (1:30 p.m.; NBC) in their final game of the 2013 Major League Soccer season. BUY TICKETS
Though Nick DeLeon has hit a bit of the all-too-common sophomore slump, he hit a 30-yard bomb against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. After receiving a pass from Lewis Neal, the talented midfielder turned, exploded into space and hit the back of the net.
Watch: Spotlight- Nick DeLeon