In need of a win to clinch a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs, the Houston Dynamo took care of business on the final day of the regular season.
Goals from Boniek Garcia and Giles Barnes propelled the Dynamo to a 2-1 victory over D.C. United on Sunday at RFK Stadium and ensured the club its seventh postseason appearance in eight years.
For 89 minutes, it appeared as though a sublime first-half strike off the foot of D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon would hold up, as the home side were the aggressors all evening at RFK Stadium.
Jack McInerney had other ideas.
Fighting for a postseason spot in a crowded Eastern Conference, the Chicago Fire started the season’s final month off well with a 3-0 victory over D.C. United on Friday at RFK Stadium.
TORONTO — Toronto FC ended an eight-match winless streak in spectacular fashion on Saturday with a 4-1 victory in front of 15,879 at BMO Field against a D.C. United side clearly preoccupied with a more important fixture early next week.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen scored the winner seven minutes from time to hand New England a 2-1 victory over D.C. United at Gillette Stadium.
They may be the worst team in MLS, but D.C. United showed plenty of fight, coming back twice to tie the defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy 2-2 at RFK Stadium.
United netted a late 84th-minute equalizer on a header by substitute Kyle Porter and it came just three minutes after the Galaxy looked to have sealed an important three points through a Michael Stephens finish.
CARSON, Calif. – Rookie forward Erick “Cubo” Torres stayed red-hot on Sunday night, scoring the lone goal of the evening as Chivas USA took the battle of last-place teams, pulling out a 1-0 victory against visiting D.C. United at the StubHub Center.
HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls started their match against rivals D.C. United with Thierry Henry on the bench, were reduced to 10 men in the 72nd minute and gave up a potentially game-tying penalty kick on the same play.
They still managed to win.
An early golazo by D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario was cancelled out by a second-half equalizer from Bobby Convey as the bottom two teams in the Eastern Conference battled to a 1-1 draw at RFK Stadium.
De Rosario’s world-class goal in the 10th minute stood until the 60th when winger Reggie Lambe sent a strong cross into the box that found Convey making the secondary run, for his first of the season.
You know what happens when Marco Di Vaio scores at Stade Saputo.
The Italian’s first MLS goals since July 3 were the difference between the Montreal Impact and D.C. United on Saturday night. The 2-1 win was Montreal’s seventh in eight games when Di Vaio has scored at Stade Saputo; they tied the other.