MLS game #4: DCU 1 - RSL 2

For the fourth year in a row, United failed to get points playing at Real Salt Lake's home stadium.  The team scored first, but then conceded a goal minutes later.  The final tally came just ten minutes from the final whistle, as Javier Morales put Salt Lake up for good. 

The good for United?  

  • Luciano Emilio found the back of the net for the third game in row.  
  • Rookie Chris Pontius got his first career assist.  
  • Fred got his first start of the year and played nearly 70 minutes.  
  • Santino Quaranta made his first appearance of 2009. 
  • Andrew Jacobson held his own in his first career MLS start. 

The full match recap is available at  You can read a few post-game quotes here

The team will load up tomorrow morning at 7:45 a.m. to head to the airport.  It has just four days to prepare for Friday night's game against its bitter rival - the New England Revolution.  The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.  Get yourself out to RFK Stadium.

What did you think of the game tonight?