WASHINGTON – D.C.
He should’ve scored in his first game back. But a goal and assist in his second one will suffice for Fabián Espíndola, whose return to the fold has added an exponential increase in offensive potential for a D.C. United squad that is already making history.
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The leaders in the West and the co-leaders in the East served up an exciting feast of soccer at BC Place on Saturday evening, but it was D.C. United who fought back from conceding an early Pedro Morales goal to come away with a 2-1 victory over a 10-man Vancouver Whitecaps side.
WASHINGTON - D.C. United met the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night needing a at least a point to keep pace with the Eastern-Conference-leading New York Red Bulls. The Dynamo were looking for points of their own, eager to follow up last week’s positive result at Montreal and climb a bit higher in the West.
WASHINGTON – Neither side could emerge victorious on Saturday evening as two bitter rivals battled for the second time in less than a month when D.C. United welcomed the New York Red Bulls to RFK Stadium.
D.C. looked to avenge a late-March loss to New York – their only defeat of the season – while New York took the pitch looking to leapfrog United and wrap their hands around the Atlantic Cup title with months to spare.
For the second successive home game, Orlando City SC suffered stoppage-time heartbreak as they allowed D.C. United to steal away with three points from the latest of goals. And for the second successive game, D.C. United won with a very late goal.
The league's leading scorer in 2014, Bradley Wright-Phillips, found the back of the net in the first half for the first time this season and Lloyd Sam got an insurance goal in the second half as the Red Bulls cruised against a DC team that rarely threatened and missed the mark on a stoppage time penalty kick taken by Chris Pontius.