While D.C. United was hard at work at RFK, the Richmond Kickers, Washington Spirit and D.C. United U-23s were busy giving the DMV an undefeated record on the weekend.
The Kickers beat the Harrisburg City Islanders 3-2 in an exciting match at Skyline Sports Complex. The first goal came from D.C. United midfielder Jared Jeffrey, courtesy of DCU defender Taylor Kemp’s assist in the 6th minute. The first half ended 1-0, but the battle was far from over.
The Islander’s Jimmy McLaughlin found Morgan Langley, who tied the game at 1 in the 55th minute, but just seven minutes later, United’s Kyle Porter found Matthew Delicate for the go-ahead goal.
In stoppage time, Harrisburg found the equalizer on an own goal from a scrum in front of Black-and-Red ‘keeper Joe Willis. But, with the clock winding down, Porter found the game-winner with an assists from Luke Vercollone, for a final score of 3-2 in favor of Richmond.
This Saturday, the Kickers will host the Islanders at City Stadium in Richmond.
The Spirit won by the same 3-2 score line as the Kickers while visiting the Boston Breakers. Boston tallied first when Women’s National Team member Kristie Mewis found Lianne Sanderson. The Spirit’s Christine Nairn didn’t let that lead last long, finishing a free-kick just four minutes later. But Sanderson tallied again, finding the back of the net another four minutes after that.
Washington equalized via a Jodie Taylor goal, and then claimed the lead with Taylor’s second of the match. The Spirit now travels to Chicago to face the Red Stars on Wednesday.
D.C. United U-23s
DCU’s U-23s remain undefeated in NPSL after tying Virginia Beach City FC over the weekend. Virginia Beach tallied first in the 9th minute of the match, but United’s Cody Albrecht had an answer, finding an equalizer in the 15th minute. Just before halftime, the U-23s claimed the lead via a Ryan Harmouche tally. VBC would even the score with a second goal in the 68th minute—the final score of 2-2 earned DCU one point.
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