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.
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.
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.
D.C. United and Chivas USA may have been in last place in their respective conferences headed into Saturday’s meeting at RFK Stadium, but they certainly served up plenty of entertainment for the 13,043 fans in attendance, trading goals all night before Carey Talley’s injury-time penalty kick gave the home side a 3-2 victory.
Danny Cruz scored in his first-ever MLS start and Dominic Oduro hit an impressive second-half volley as the Dynamo bagged a comfortable 2-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night, keeping Houston in the thick of the Western Conference race and heaping further misery on D.C.’s worst-ever start.
The Colorado Rapids finally killed off one of the longest-running streaks in MLS on Saturday night, ending their 11-year winless drought at RFK Stadium with a confident 1-0 victory over hapless D.C. United.
Mehdi Ballouchy’s 67th minute solo effort broke a 263-minute goalless streak for the Mile High Club and paved the way for a win that pushes cellar-dwelling United into even deeper misery.
Before Saturday night, all three of Jeff Cunningham’s goals had come off penalty kicks.
The FC Dallas striker brought that streak to a close with a breakaway tally in the 68th minute, pushing FCD past visiting D.C. United 1-0 and giving the hosts their first win of the season at Pizza Hut Park.
His goal – his first from the run of play this season - came after a great buildup from teammates Heath Pearce and David Ferreira. Pearce started the sequence from the left flank, and spotted Ferreira in the middle of the park.
‘Aussie rules’ were in full effect at RFK Stadium on Wednesday night as D.C. United rode a first-half brace by Australian forward Danny Allsopp to defeat the Kansas City Wizards 2-1, putting an end to the home side’s five-game season-opening skid. The win gave D.C. their first points and avenged their 4-0 shellacking by KC just over a month ago.
D.C. United held off FC Dallas’
second-half rally in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match at RFK Stadium on Wednesday
night, riding an Adam Cristman double to a 4-2 victory that sees the
Black-and-Red advance to the next round of MLS qualifying for the nation’s
D.C. and Dallas had only scored eight
goals between them in their first month of league play, yet the two teams
defied that statistic with a helter-skelter, end-to-end display that featured
six goals in the first 60 minutes.