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.
Si bien la temporada 2010 recién comienza, ya que estamos apenas en la cuarta fecha, ya se disputan partidos de los denomiados claves, los que se tienen que ganar sí o sí. Justamente esa era la consigna del D.C. United y el Chicago Fire la noche del sábado en el Estadio RFK, donde ambos equipos buscaban desesperadamente un triunfo que les permitiera tomar aire y abandonar la parte baja de la tabla.
The Chicago Fire snatched their first victory of the season with an assured 2-0 win over a dreary-looking D.C. United side at RFK Stadium on Saturday night, with late goals from Marco Pappa and substitute Brian McBride securing all three points in a battle of early-season strugglers.
United saw plenty of possession but once again looked hesitant and confused in and around the Fire goal, while several of their defensive errors went unpunished before Pappa’s composed strike turned the match Chicago’s way in the 80th minute.
Sébastian Le Toux scored a hat trick and the
Philadelphia Union brought soccer back to the City of Brotherly Love in style
on Saturday. The expansion side held off D.C. United 3-2 in front of a crowd of
34,870 in their home debut at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philly struck first with early pressure from the wings. In the
fifth minute, Roger Torres swung the ball in towards the near post for Le Toux,
who calmly slotted it home for the 1-0 lead.
Curt Onalfo is a dyed-in-the-wool optimist, and proud of it.
A cancer survivor, D.C. United’s head coach has overcome a
number of daunting obstacles in his personal and professional life, and he’s
not about to change that approach, even in the wake of a dispiriting 3-2
setback to Philadelphia Union on Saturday night, his team’s third straight loss
of the young season.
Fue un triunfo histórico para el Philadelphia Union. No sólo fue su primero en casa, sino también lo consiguió gracias a una excelente actuación de Sebastian Le Toux quien se mandó tres golazos en los minutos 9, 40 y 79, respectivamente.
Desde muy tempranas horas de la tarde, el Lincoln Financial Field fue abarrotado por una gran multitud de aficionados que se dio cita al primer encuentro en casa para el Philadelphia Union, viviendo una experiencia única con los famosos “Sons of Bens” acompañando con cánticos en todo momento a su equipo.