Despite making several enforced changes to their lineup, United managed to get a road result at New England
D.C. United's 2-2 draw on Saturday night against the New England Revolution had a little bit of everything, and provided plenty of story lines which could be the focus of post game analysis.
United gave up goals to start each half, but scored twice in the first half through Jeffrey and Le Toux
D.C. United couldn't have asked for a worse start in either half against the New England Revolution on Saturday evening. United conceded a goal to start each half, but thanks to goals from Jared Jeffrey and Sebastien Le Toux, United got out of Gillette Stadium with a point, in a 2-2 draw with the Revolution.
United gave up goals to start each half, but first half goals from Jared Jeffrey & Sebastien Le Toux gave them a road point
D.C. United couldn't have asked for a worse start in either half against the New England Revolution on Saturday evening. United conceded in the 5th and 48th minutes, but thanks to first half goals from Jared Jeffrey and Sebastien Le Toux, the Black-and-Red got out of Gillette Stadium with a point in an eventful 2-2 draw with the Revolution.
You want a revolution? I want a revelation.
Last week, we felt bizarrely optimistic about playing the New York Red Bulls on the road, and it turned out that we were dumb with that optimism. D.C. United lost 2-0, and in retrospect, we probably shouldn't have expected much more than that.
This week, we are still feeling relatively optimistic, but hear us out, okay?
D.C. United could be without a key player for a while.
United revealed that defender Steve Birnbaum has been diagnosed with a concussion after he was stretchered off in Saturday's game versus the New York Red Bulls.
Update: Tests are negative.
With just under one week to go until the CONCACAF U-17 Championships kick off, head coach John Hackworth has named his 20-player roster that will join him in Panama.
The tournament, which doubles as qualification for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup taking place in India this October, sees the U.
The...least bad performance gets your praise
Things like D.C. United losing to the New York Red Bulls, at Red Bull Arena, in the manner that they did in a 2-0 loss, hurt, but isn't unexpected when you consider their record (winless in 6) there.
Nevertheless, their individual performances are available for your review.
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It took the presence of the club's fiercest rival to get the New York Red Bulls back on track.
Previously on a four game winless run, the Red Bulls bounced back in a big way on Saturday via a 2-0 win over rivals D.C. United. The win is just the Red Bulls' third of the season, while the loss sees D.
Alex Muyl and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored early in the second half as United's RBA nightmares continued
D.C. United were undone early in the second half against the New York Red Bulls, conceding two goals as United's rivals took the first leg of the 2017 edition of the Atlantic Cup. Alex Muyl scored his first goal of the season just moments into the second half, and Bradley Wright-Phillips made it two in the 62nd minute.
After two successful home games, D.C. United is back on the road
After righting the ship against the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC, D.C. United travels to New Jersey to put their two game win streak on the line against the New York Red Bulls. After two wins to open the season, the Red Bulls are winless in their last four games (three losses) and are struggling to find the formation that best fits their personnel.
Everything is legal in New Jersey.
Ah yes, it's time for a D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls game. To start off the Atlantic Cup this year, the Black-and-Red hit the road up to Jersey, where truly anything can happen between these two teams.
This week, we're predicting not total disaster, which is kind of nice.
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In a four-goal thriller at Gillette Stadium on Saturday evening, the New England Revolution fought back for a point in a 2-2 draw against D.C. United.
The Revolution were coming off a midweek home draw against the San Jose Earthquakes, while D.
Daigo Kobayashi is listed as questionable.
The New England Revolution have one name on their most recent injury report as Daigo Kobayashi is listed as questionable with a leg contusion.
On Wednesday, Kobayashi got his first start since August 6, 2016. The Japanese midfielder operated on the right flank before making way for Kei Kamara in the 52nd minute.
In this week's Opposition 11, we look over a Revs side that features a diamond midfield and a potent attack
Most of the talk surrounding D.C. United this week has surrounded injuries. The Black-and-Red will face the New England Revolution without Steve Birnbaum and Patrick Nyarko, and most likely Nick DeLeon as well.
Can United find its winning ways?
Every season it seems like D.C. United is dealing with a slew of early season injuries, and this year is no different. Steve Birnbaum and Patrick Nyarko are almost definitely out, with Nick DeLeon a question mark and Patrick Mullins unlikely to go the full 90 minutes.
The first Cascadia Cup showdown of the season on Saturday will be without a star forward due to a suspension from a Week 7 incident.
Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi was handed a one-game ban and an undisclosed fine by the MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday for violent conduct in the 26th minute of the loss to Sporting Kansas City.
It looks like the Black-and-Red are trying to make sure another important player is around when Audi Field opens
Steve Goff reported Wednesday night that D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid was involved in contract extension talks with the team. Goff cited multiple sources, including one who characterized the talks as going well but another seemed to exercise caution on their progress.
A dour game? Bring on dour ratings.
D.C. United hoped to snap run of bad luck in New Jersey against a New York Red Bulls side that found themselves in need of an identity or form or whatever, similar to what D.C. did two weeks prior. And like two weeks prior when D.C. beat the Philadelphia Union, the Black-and-Red found themselves on the bad end of a 2-0 result.
The first win of the season is rated by you.
D.C. United needed something, ANYTHING in their game with the Philadelphia Union. Goals, a win, a dancing monkey, something. But hey, they got a 2-1 win, put the Union in the basement, and things aren't so dire, or are they? (dun dun dun)
That's where your votes come in!
The center back had to be stretchered off late in 2-0 defeat to RBNY
In Ben Olsen's first foray to Red Bull Arena as head coach, back in 2011, his D.C. United side came away with a surprising 1-0 win. On July 9th that year, Dwayne De Rosario - having recently joined the team in a trade from the Red Bulls - scored the lone goal in United's 1-0 win in Harrison.
After being relegated to the bench to start the season, Boswell has played his way back into the lineup
Back before the start of preseason, D.C. United center back Bobby Boswell claimed to be caught off guard. During the team's media day, head coach Ben Olsen had discussed the possibility of using Sean Franklin as a center back.
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Of the 75 matches that New York City FC has played since its berth in the 2015 season, the contest against D.C. United on March 12 at Yankee Stadium is noteworthy. The 4-0 thrashing of DCU was arguably the top performance in club history.
NYCFC played a 4-3-3 system and created the illusion of large spaces at Yankee Stadium where the pitch appears smaller than many of the greens at Augusta National.
The Last Word turns to The Simpsons to guide us through United's second straight victory
Last year, after a particularly uneventful 0-0 draw between D.C. United and New England, I paid homage to one of my favorite episodes of The Simpsons and divided the game up into 22 talking points. Saturday's game against NYCFC was not so dreary, but I enjoyed the format and promised myself I'd bring it back.
Due to suspension and injury, United is short on potential defensive midfielders. Let's look at the remaining possibilities.
Defensive midfield has been a bit of a problem for D.C. United in 2017. It was widely considered a potential weak point coming into the year, and after two underwhelming games, it appeared that Marcelo Sarvas might be rotated out for Rob Vincent.
Watch Lucho and Bill do work, as well as some quiet indicators for United at the back
I like winning, as D.C. United did Saturday over New York City FC. But if you're looking for animated moments of a celebratory nature this may not be the post for you. This isn't to say that we hated the win; we don't, but there were some things to take a closer look at.
Also, a former D.C. player likes snowballs.
Hi, hopefully the warmer weather is treating you well.
Recaps of D.C. United's win over New York City FC from us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here) and WaPo. Hudson River Blue has the enemy's side.
United States will bid for 2026 World Cup alongside Mexico and Canada (SB Nation): A 48 team, 3 country World Cup?
Kid's organic, supports his local, bless him.
Spotted at RFK Stadium Saturday night taking in D.C. United's win over New York City FC? Markelle Fultz, a freshman point guard from the University of Washington, who is expected to be the first pick in this year's NBA draft:
⚫️& are definitely your colors #JustSayin #DCU pic.
Washington (AFP) – Luciano Acosta scored his second goal of the Major League Soccer season as DC United avenged their worst defeat since 2015 with a 2-1 victory over New York City FC on Saturday.
Lloyd Sam added his first goal of the 2017 campaign for DC United, who were thumped 4-0 by City last month at Yankee Stadium.
United ahead into a three game road trip with back to back wins at home
Looking to exact revenge over New York City FC for last month's 4-0 drubbing, D.C. United didn't set the world on fire in the first half. Instead of dictating the game, United were on the back foot for the last part of the second half.
Lloyd Sam and Luciano Acosta scored in the second half, before United survived a late David Villa goal
D.C. United didn't exactly get a full measure of revenge on New York City FC on Saturday afternoon at RFK Stadium, but the Black-and-Red did enough to get all three points, taking down City 2-1 before 18,855.
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A breakaway goal at RFK Stadium disrupted the otherwise solid New York City FC defense and NYCFC's early surge as a top Eastern Conference team.
A lightning-quick sprint and shot after a NYCFC back line miscue from DC United's Lloyd Sam provided the breakthrough while Luciano Acosta added another as D.
The Union fell to a third straight defeat with a 3-1 home loss to the Portland Timbers. Updated, with Three Points.
Is there a formation change that could get the Union back on track?
With the Philadelphia Union winless since a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on August 27th, 2016, it is clear that some sort of change is needed. Instead of breaking down the tactical play of the Blue and Gold against D.C.
The Richmond Kickers get their first win of the season with help from D.C. United.
The 1-3-0 Richmond Kickers faced off Saturday against the 1-2-2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds during a rain soaked game at Richmond's City Stadium. Richmond was coming off three straight losses, a situation the team has never been in under coach Leigh Cowlishaw's leadership.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Fortess Foxboro? Maybe not so much.
Lee Nguyen scored early, but it wasn't enough to give the Revolution maximum points at home after settling for a 2-2 draw against DC United on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Nguyen nodded througha Kei Kamara cross inside of five minutes before Jared Jeffery hit a long-distance effort into the New England net to make it one apiece in the 26th minute.
Will Jay Heaps shuffle his lineup again? That, and three other headlines to track.
On Saturday night, the Revolution and D.C. United—two Eastern Conference mainstays—will square off at Gillette Stadium. Both clubs came flying out of the gate in April, only to have their respective runs halted by multi-goal losses last weekend.
Durkin is going to Panama for a tournament
US U-17 head coach John Hackworth has announced his roster for the 2017 CONCACAF Championship, which also doubles as the qualifiers for the U-17 World Cup to be held later this year in India. Unsurprisingly, D.C. United midfielder Chris Durkin has made the roster.
Not much D.C. United news yesterday, but the Washington Spirit have you covered
The fifth NWSL season starts tomorrow, and the Washington Spirit are at home. There's even plenty of time between the end of their game and kickoff of D.C. United's trip to face the Metros for you to go up to the Plex and still make it home.
Christian Pulisic will only be 27.
Good morning, folks! Welcome to your regularly scheduled Freedom Kicks. We're gonna start this one off with some news about 2026, because you probably wanted to start your day by thinking about how old you'll be then, right?
USA, Mexico, Canada announce 2026 World Cup joint bid | Stars and Stripes FC
It was a pretty eventful day in women's soccer, and arguably a lucky day for D.C. United
Good morning! The U.S. women's national team faces Russia at 8:30pm tonight in Frisco, Texas. Also, the USWNT and U.S. Soccer just finalized collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
U.S. Women's Soccer Team and U.