Match Recap

Olsen's late goal gives DC tie with Revs

Olsen's late goal gives D

By Charles Boehm / MLSnet.com

WASHINGTON -- Ben Olsen staged his own personal late show on Saturday night, producing an improbable stoppage-time header to rescue a 1-1 draw for D.C. United against the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium.

Real Salt Lake hace respetar su casa ante United

Real Salt Lake hace respe

SANDY, Utah -- Según sus primeras actuaciones en la temporada 2009, parece que Real Salt Lake seguirá siendo un equipo muy difícil de superar en casa.

Con goles del colombiano Jamison Olave y el argentino Javier Morales, el elenco monarca se impuso 2-1 al D.C. United para sumar su segunda victoria consecutiva en el Estadio Rio Tinto.

Aunque pasó un susto inicial, al encajar el gol de la apertura de Luciano Emilio a los 38', RSL reaccionó con todo, igualando la cuenta apenas dos minutos más tarde por intermedio de Olave para sellar la remontada a diez del final, con el tanto de Morales.

United lose lead, game to Real Salt Lake

United lose lead, game to

SANDY, Utah -- One thing is becoming quickly obvious only a few weeks into the season: The home field advantage Real Salt Lake enjoyed throughout last season might be even stronger in 2009.

RSL claimed a second consecutive victory at Rio Tinto Stadium in dominating fashion on Saturday afternoon, beating D.C. United 2-1. Javier Morales scored the game-winner in the 80th minute after United's Luciano Emilio and Jamison Olave netted two minutes apart in the first half, as the Utah side held United to a mere two shots on goal while producing eight of its own.

Emilio eleva al D.C. United sobre Houston

Emilio eleva al D.C. Unit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Luciano Emilio marcó el gol número 33 de su carrera en la MLS con un balón de sombrerito al portero Pat Onstad de Houston, una conquista que fue suficiente para que el D.C. United ganara su primer partido de la temporada a expensas del Dynamo.

El plantel capitalino llegó de esta forma a cinco puntos producto de este triunfo ante el Dynamo y sus dos empates precedentes en sus dos primeros encuentros. Houston, por su parte, dejó su marca en 0-1-2 para un solo punto en lo que va de temporada.

D.C. United outlasts the Dynamo 1-0

D.C. United outlasts the

WASHINGTON, DC -- D.C. United nabbed their first win of the season with a close-run 1-0 result over Houston Dynamo at RFK Stadium on Saturday night, powered by a 47th-minute goal from Luciano Emilio and secured by a late rearguard action following Jaime Moreno's 71st-minute ejection.

It wasn't particularly pretty, as both sides labored without fluency for long stretches. But United will not be the least bit concerned with style points as they secured a welcome three points following two consecutive draws in which they fumbled away second-half leads.

Tablas 1-1 en la apertura capitalina

Tablas 1-1 en la apertura

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Luciano Emilio (7') y Patrick Nyarko (55') hicieron gala de sus habilidades ofensivas al marcar los únicos dos goles del partido con los que el D.C. United se repartió los puntos en juego con el Chicago Fire, en la apertura de la temporada 2009 en esta ciudad capital.
Fue el segundo empate para el equipo capitalino y el primero de la naciente temporada para el equipo de la Ciudad de los Vientos, una plantilla visitante que había iniciado su accionar con un triunfo ante FC Dallas en la primera fecha de la liga.

Early goal not enough as United draws again

Early goal not enough as

Despite a commanding first-half performance, D.C. United had to share the points with the Chicago Fire in their 2009 home opener on Saturday night, drawing 1-1 in wet, foggy conditions at RFK Stadium. Rallying impressively after halftime, the visitors used a 53rd-minute goal from Patrick Nyarko to cancel out Luciano Emilio’s well-taken opener in front of 15,895 fans.

Result with LA leaves United frustrated

Result with LA leaves Uni

CARSON, Calif. -- You could hear it in D.C. United coach Tom Soehn's voice. You could feel it afterward in the locker room.

The fact that United went on the road and played the LA Galaxy to a 2-2 tie on Sunday at The Home Depot Center -- despite holding a two-goal lead with 10 minutes to play -- didn't sit well with either the coach or his players.

"I think we come away a little disappointed," Soehn said. "I thought we deserved a little more. Especially in the opening games of these seasons, there's turmoil."

LA salva un punto de oro ante United

LA salva un punto de oro

CARSON, Calif. -- El Galaxy salvó un punto de oro en base a voluntad y el D.C. United consiguió el mismo punto gracias a su picardía. Aunque la ecuación les deja algo positivo a los dos equipos, también deja un sabor a derrota.

El primero porque merecía más en casa y el segundo, porque no pudo mantener una ventaja de dos goles.

Al final, los angelinos empataron 2-2 ante el United en el Home Depot Center, en lo que se conoce como el primer Clásico que tuvo la MLS.

Result with LA leaves United frustrated

Result with LA leaves Uni

CARSON, Calif. –- You could hear it in D.C. United coach Tom Soehn’s voice. You could feel it afterward in the locker room.

The fact that United went on the road and played the LA Galaxy to a 2-2 tie on Sunday at The Home Depot Center -- despite holding a two-goal lead with 10 minutes to play -- didn’t sit well with either the coach or his players.

“I think we come away a little disappointed,” Soehn said. “I thought we deserved a little more. Especially in the opening games of these seasons, there’s turmoil.”

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