Match Recap

Preseason match 9: D.C. United vs Toronto FC

D.C. United wins the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup
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MATCH REPORT

D.C. United won the Carolina Challenge Cup for the second year in a row with a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday evening in Charleston, S.C. With the victory, United finishes preseason play undefeated with a 7-0-2 record, and now the club will turn its full attention to March 19 and the Columbus Crew. Head Coach Ben Olsen was pleased with his players' collective effort throughout preseason camp, but in the locker room following tonight's match he stressed the need to refocus for the start of the regular season.

Preseason match 8: D.C. United vs Chicago Fire

D.C. United 1 - Chicago Fire 0
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MATCH REPORT

D.C. United continued play in the Carolina Challenge Cup with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday, March 9 in Charleston, S.C. The victory bumps United's preseason record up to 7-0-1, and keeps the Black-and-Red in pole position for the 2011 Challenge Cup title. Ben Olsen's side will round out preseason play over Toronto FC on Saturday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. Should D.C. defeat the Canadian side, the club will claim its second consecutive Challenge Cup.

Preseason match 7: United vs Charleston Battery

Black-and-Red kickoff the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup with a 2-1 victory
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MATCH REPORT

D.C. United kicked off the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win over the Charleston Battery on Saturday, March 5 in Charleston, S.C. Chris Pontius and Josesph Ngwenya led the line for the Black-and-Red, posting goals on either side of halftime. 

Preseason match 6: United vs Chivas USA

Black-and-Red play Chivas USA to a 0-0 draw
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MATCH SUMMARY

D.C. United completed its 2011 preseason training camp in California with a friendly against Chivas USA on Friday, February 25 at 3:00 PM ET on the training fields of The Home Depot Center. Both teams used over ten substitutes and played to a scoreless draw. Despite the lack of scoring, the Black-and-Red took plenty away from their first contest against Major League Soccer opposition in 2011. 

Preseason match 5: United vs UC Santa Barbara

The Black-and-Red top Chris Pontius' alma mater 1-0
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MATCH SUMMARY

It took nearly the full 90 minutes, but D.C. United finally broke down the University of California Santa Barbara's defense on Tuesday evening in the 81st minute. Only moments after coming on as a substitute, 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft selection Blake Brettschneider bagged this third goal in two matches after volleying home a Brandon Barklage cross. The club is now 5-0 in exhibition matches in 2011. 

Preseason match 4: United vs Ventura County Fusion

Video highlights and a match report
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MATCH REPORT

Preseason match 3: United v T&T U-20's

Ngwenya, Morsink, and Davies find the scoresheet against Soca Warriors in Florida
2011 Preseason match 3

Charlie Davies and Dejan Jakovic

Photo Credit: 
Hugo Ivan Muñoz/DCUnited.com

MATCH SUMMARY

D.C. United rounded off its 13-day training camp in Fort Laduerdale with a third consecutive exhibition win over Trinidad and Tobago's Under-20 squad. Following Monday's 5-1 victory over Canada's U-20's and a 4-0 midweek triumph against Florida International University, the Black-and-Red posted a 4-0 result over today's opposition at a rain-drenched Lockhart Stadium.

Preseason match 2: United v FIU

2011 Preseason match 2

MATCH SUMMARY

United 1 - El Salvador 0

Cristman Scores, United Dominates in 1-0 Win Over El Salvador
DC 1 - El Salvador 0

The El Salvador national team was greeted by throngs of supporters for their friendly against D.C. United at RFK Stadium, but it was the MLS team that dominated the proceedings from start to finish, as a second-half goal by Adam Cristman gave the hosts a deserved 1-0 victory.
United dominated possession in the early part of the game, and created their first chance 15 minutes in when Jaime Moreno got to El Salvador’s end-line and cut the ball back for Chris Pontius.

Recap: United 2 - Real Salt Lake 1

United win play-in match after Najar scores in overtime
DC 2 - RSL 1

D.C. United outlasted Real Salt Lake on a marathon evening at RFK Stadium on Wednesday, advancing into the U.S. Open Cup proper with a 2-1 overtime victory in muggy conditions in the nation’s capital.

The sides traded penalty kicks in regulation, and just when it looked like the affair would have to be settled by shootout, D.C. teenage phenom Andy Najar entered in the late going to conjure up a coolly-taken winner.

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