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.
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?
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.
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.
Despite the poor performances around all of the DMV's soccer teams, the Filibuster podcast is ready to go the full 90. Adam, Jason, and Ben have to talk about D.C. United's 2-0 defeat at the hands of the New York Red Bulls. We discuss the injury to Steve Birnbaum, the goals by Bradley Wright-Phillips and Alex Muyl, and then go from back to front dissecting the poor play: the defense, midfield, and attack all get a turn.
The Dynamo's Alex will be a big factor on Saturday when Houston travel to New England.
The Dynamo flew past the New York Red Bulls last week on the back of an in-form attack, with Cubo Torres scoring three goals (you may have heard). Mauro Manotas played well in his first game starting as a winger, and Houston were able to create a ton of big chances even without Alberth Elis starting.
Week six of the MLS regular season is in the books, and it brought some shakeups to this week's power rankings.
Several teams at the top struggled, as just three of the top ten managed to earn victories this weekend, while the likes of New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls, the Houston Dynamo, and the Columbus Crew all lost to lower-ranked opposition.
Photo by Greg Bartram-USA TODAY SportsWith most teams having been off for the international break, there isn't much movement in this week's power rankings, but a few teams in action earned some solid points for themselves.
The New England Revolution are the big winners of the weekend, as their 5-2 dismantling of Minnesota United will bump them up the standings while leaving the Loons stranded at the bottom.
Armchair Analyst: Deluge of goals continues vs. MNUFC & more from Week 4 Thanks to the international date Week 4 was an abbreviated, limited week. There was still, however, enough happening for us to divine a few truths from 270 minutes of MLS action.
The Houston Dynamo were on the road on Saturday against the New England Revolution. Missing for the Dynamo was AJ DeLaGarza who suffered a calf strain that prevented him from playing with Boniek Garcia starting in his place at right back. Also, starting this game for the Dynamo was Dylan Remick who scored his first MLS goal last game against the New York Red Bulls.
In the fourth week of Rate the Players the Houston Dynamo player performances rose greatly following a poor showing (only in the 2nd half) at Portland. This week's fixture at home against the New York Red Bulls featured an unstoppable Erick Torres who helped propel the Dynamo to a 4-1 win.
Dylan Remick, Cubo Torres score as Dynamo win over Red Bulls.
The Houston Dynamo were back in action on Saturday night against the New York Red Bulls after a week off. In their return to BBVA Compass Stadium the Dynamo came back with an expanded injury list which included Romell Quioto who dislocated his shoulder while playing for Honduras in their game against the USMNT.
The Houston Dynamo return to BBVA Compass Stadium following a bye week which saw several Dynamo players go on stints with their respective national teams. In their previous game the Dynamo took on the Portland Timbers on the road. It seemed almost too good to be true after an incredible first half performance.
Dynamo host the NYRB as the injuries start to pile up
It's good to be back from the first FIFA window for the year as the Dynamo prepare to take the pitch against the visiting New York Red Bulls. Also good to have the international players back, but admittedly it was good to see so many Dynamo players absent from the roster for the past few weeks.
After a very successful opening weekend for the new second division league, Week 2 seeks to deliver further entertainment for the USL.
Saturday opens the slate with several compelling matches to watch. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds and FC Cincinnati clash in a regional rivalry match after the former tied in a shootout in week one with the New York Red Bulls II, who themselves will face the Richmond Kickers.
Rhinos conceded twice from awful defensive mistakes but still battled back to earn the fifth regular season draw between the teams. Mike Garzi scored just before halftime and Joe Farrell grabbed the equalizing header in stoppage time.
Defensive mistakes have plagued Rochester early in the 2017 USL season and Saturday's home opener was no different.
We have a little more clarity on the 2018 CONCACAF tournament.
We finally have a little clarity on when and how the Seattle Sounders will participate in CONCACAF Champions League. After winning MLS Cup, the Sounders received one of the four automatic bids. They will be joined by FC Dallas (US Open Cup), Colorado Rapids (Supporters' Shield runner-up) and the New York Red Bulls (best record in the East).
Bradley Wright-Phillips won't be leaving his current home any time soon.
The New York Red Bulls rewarded Wright-Phillips with a new multi-year deal on Wednesday, making him the club's third Designated Player. The forward previously earned DP distinction before seeing his deal bought down with Targeted Allocation Money.
It is one of the significant tactical changes the Seattle Sounders are undertaking this year.
Beating the New York Red Bulls' press is not easy. They want teams to clear the ball, or, even better for them, making a bad short to medium pass and turn it over. But the Seattle Sounders did not have those problems.