Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 - DC United v NE Revolution

2011.07.20 DC United v NE Revolution RFK Stadium, Washington, DC

We had always spoken of going to DC (4hr drive) to see a United game, but never really had the opportunity. When a change in plans for the travel soccer team left us with planned vacation time with nowhere to go, we booked some days in DC. Luck was on our side as DC was playing a Wednesday night game against the Revolution.

DC features Chris Pontius and Charlie Davies (great to see him back in the game) on most of their promotions around the stadium. We also had the chance to see Dwayne DeRosario, who the Red Bull let go back in June, after picking him up in April!!! On the pro-DC webpage The Viper's Nest the cited they the trade was very-one sided in favor of DC, and that the Red Bull and United are hated-rivals. We wish DeRo luck with DC and a continued great season...

A second half goal from Revolutions Stephen McCarty and the great play of Rev keeper Matt Reis was all the Revolution needed to defeat the DC United 1-0. After the strong first half in which the United constantly tested Reis, the goal from McCarty shocked the crowd and the United. DC continued to play a strong game, but could not put the ball past Reis...

Fred, Brazilian midfielder, played in his final game with DC, moving on to the Australian Melbourne Heart. Fred entered the game as a substitute in the 63rd minute. His final game with DC was scheduled to be the game before, but stayed for one last chance to play in RFK stadium before the home crowd. Best of luck in Australia!

Josh Wolff on the cover of the DC game program...Having spent time with Wolff on various US national teams over the years, Coach Ben Olsen knew that he was getting someone who could contribute on and off the field...Wolf celebrated his first DC goal by leaping into the crowd...
Charlie Davies - DC United pocket schedule...

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