Tag: chris pontius

  • DC United strikes back

    What’s that good feeling floating around? A weekend of beating the Red Bulls and the USWNT Algeria’ing Brazil? Sounds like a great soccer weekend to me. The Good DeRo: While he disappeared for some parts of the match, he reappeared right when he was needed and delivered exactly what he was brought in for: a […]

  • A crack in the fortress: DC United 3-Portland Timbers 2

    Well, what a game! DC United comes away with the first points won off of the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Stadium. With the win, United is tied on points for third place in the Eastern Conference, but in fourth on goal differential. Man of the match For me, its Blake Brettschneider; he was a bulldog […]

  • Quick reactions versus the Colorado Rapids

    After a 1-1 draw with the defending champs, DC United had a mixed bag of player performances. The good *Andy Najar – It was apparently whack-an-andy night at RFK today, as Najar was hacked down multiple times without any fouls being called. But Najar, in the second half, was his normal dangerous self, sending in […]

  • Take back the Atlantic Cup!

    After taking care of business over the weekend against Toronto, DC United now faces the much more difficult task of welcoming the Red Bulls down to RFK. The Red Bulls are following the classic New York style of building a team: buy all the star players you can get and don’t worry if they actually […]

  • Boskovic and ‘Tino will be on the bench (and other thoughts)

    We win trophies! The first piece of silverware of the season is safely in the trophy cabinet. While a trophy is always good, its really the play of the team with which I am concerned. On the whole, I am encouraged by the team’s play; I think they are better than last year’s team at […]

  • Formation flux forever

    The 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup is coming to an end, on the face, in a similar manner as the 2010 edition. DC United is winning matches, but not scoring very many goals. However, I see the two teams in completely different ways. The 2010 team reached the peak of its potential when it won the […]

  • State of the Roster (Charlies Davies Edition)

    Ben Olsen’s coy comments about American strikers have come true, as D.C. United has used their position on top of the allocation order to, pending an extended physical, sign Charlie Davies to a year long loan. On the surface, this is a great move for D.C. United, as it takes a player that has almost […]