PORTLAND, OR – D.C. United punctured the Portland Timbers’ air of invincibility at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday, defeating the home side, 3-2.
Missing key offensive weapons Charlie Davies and Dax McCarty, both out with injuries, D.C. United became the first team in six to earn an MLS regular season victory in Portland.
It was a game that followed none of the familiar scripts at JELD-WEN Field — and it included four penalty kicks.
Vurnon Anita’s 87th minute goal earned Dutch champions Ajax a late 2-1 win over D.C. United in a friendly match at RFK Stadium on Sunday evening.
Anita’s goal broke a 1-1 tie after Miralem Sulejmani and D.C. forward Blake Brettschneider traded goals in the first friendly pitting an MLS club against an overseas squad in 2011.
WATCH: Blake Brettschneider's goal
DC United (3-0-0) remained unbeaten in MLS Reserve League play on Monday, edging Philadelphia Union (1-1-0) by a score of 1-0 at Chester Park. The visitors received a 43rd minute goal from Brandon Barklage off a corner kick and held the Union scoreless throughout.
The first scoring chance of the match came in the opening minutes when Blake Brettschneider broke free on goal, but the 22-year-old forward’s shot slid wide right of the far post.
WASHINGTON – A second-half penalty kick from D.C. United’s Chris Pontius canceled out Drew Moor’s first-half goal, as United battled back for a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
The result means the Rapids finish a three-game road swing with a win and two draws. United, meanwhile, also stretched a recent unbeaten run to three games.
WASHINGTON – FC Dallas and D.C. United battled to a physical scoreless draw on Saturday night in the nation’s capital.
Seeking their third win in a row, FC Dallas couldn’t break down a D.C. United team playing their second game in four days. Dangerous scoring chances were few and far between as the two sides went scoreless over 90 minutes.
WASHINGTON – Charlie Davies and Josh Wolff tallied a goal apiece as D.C. United put and end to the Seattle Sounders’ six-game unbeaten streak at RFK Stadium on Wednesday evening, winning 2-1 and snapping their own two-game losing spell.
Seattle looked to take advantage of a D.C. side fielding four starters 20 years older or less. There were some nervy moments for United’s new-look back line in the game’s early moments, as Fredy Montero and Nate Jaqua were a handful for Dejan Jakovic and Ethan White.
BOYDS, Md. – Two Kheli Dube goals on either side of the break paced the New England Revolution to a 3-2 win over D.C. United in a US Open Cup play-in match at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Tuesday evening.
The Revolution jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on despite a second-half onslaught by DC, who trimmed the deficit thanks to two Branko Boskovic goals.
The match got off to a choppy start, but after things settled down a bit, the visitors struck gold in the 35th minute.
BOYDS, Md. – D.C. United advanced in US Open Cup qualification rounds with a 4-2 win on penalty kicks over the Philadelphia Union after a 2-2 draw Wednesday evening at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
The two sides exchanged first half goals, and then went scoreless until extra time when DC defender Daniel Woolard gave his side the lead, smashing home off a goalmouth scramble. Not to be outdone, Philadephia’s Brian Carroll equalized from a corner kick in the 118th minute to force penalty kicks.
D.C. United's Reserves continued the 2011 MLS Reserve League season with 4-1 win over against the New England Revolution on Saturday, March 26 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Following the first team's 2-1 loss to the Revs on Saturday afternoon, the Black-and-Red Reserves took the field immediately following the final whistle and continued their strong form from last Sunday against Columbus. United is now 2-0-0 in MLS Reserve League action.
D.C. United kicked off the 2011 MLS Reserve League season with a 3-2 win against the Columbus Crew on Sunday, March 20 at the D.C. United Training Field in Washington, D.C.