Season Record: 4-6-5 (17 points)
After a decent draw at Houston (we’ll take the point), your D.C. United return to RFK Stadium this Wednesday, June 22nd to host the New England Revolution.
The United are 1-1-0 against the 6th place Revolution this year and a mere two points back, so a positive result would vault them back into playoff consideration.
I don’t have words for the United’s shocking US Cup ouster on June 15th, other than to say now they can focus on making the MLS playoffs.
The biggest weakness this year is the goal scoring. With 14 goals in 15 games, the United ranks 18th (out of 20 teams) overall. Their defense is solid, tied for 3rd overall in Goals Against (16)
Wednesday’s game is the only home tilt until late July, so take advantage!
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Audacious Assertion: United 1, Revolution 0
(My home picks so far: 2-2)
MLS: New England Revolution at D.C. United
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Season Record: 1-3-3 (6 points)
Your DC United couldn’t net a goal last Saturday after Toronto punched in a goal in the first minute of the match, so they fell 1-0 and remain at 6 points on the season. This was the third time they’ve failed to score in 2016. Despite the loss, the United are 12-8-4 against the Canadians all-time.
This Saturday, April 23rd, they host their third straight home game, this time against the New England Revolution. The Revs are 5th overall in the Eastern Conference at a mere 8 points, after going undefeated over their last four games. A victory by the United would vault them ahead in the table.
The Revolution will be looking for a bit of revenge in this game, since DC United bested them in the knockout round of last year’s playoffs, 2-1.
Get your tickets here.
Or find a future game from the season schedule.
Audacious Assertion: United 2, Revolution 0
Editor’s Rant: The MLS is expanding to 24 teams by 2018 and 28 teams by 2020. Fine, the sport is taking off and many cities love their team (Seattle, anyone?). In the next few years, we’ll get teams like Los Angeles FC, Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC. Let me repeat the last two. Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC. That’s absolutely terrible. Two more teams with the name United?!? Is there no such thing as originality? Did DC United not protest loud enough? Bah.
MLS: New England Revolution at DC United
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Playoffs? Yes, the playoffs!
DC United had an up and down year. They were riding high as the #1 team for much of the first half of the season, only to fall back to Earth for the second half.
They finished with 51 points (15-6-13), good enough for the #4 Seed.
We won’t know exactly which team will show up on Wednesday, October 28th, as they begin their playoff run against the New England Revolution.
This is a one and done, so the losing team starts vacation immediately!
Thankfully, it is a home game, where the Screaming Eagles, La Barra Brava and other supporter clubs can cheer them on to victory. Let’s do this!
Tickets are still available here.
MLS Cup Eastern Conference Knockout Round: New England Revolution @ DC United
Wednesday, October 28