It’s difficult to read Fred’s story about his father’s death and how he reacted to it. It’s similar to my own story the past four months.
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About Jimmy Laroue
Jimmy LaRoue is in his ninth season covering soccer in the D.C. and Richmond areas and is an award-winning reporter for The News Virginian in Waynesboro.
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DC United has brought Christian Gomez back with the team, trading midfielder Ivan Guerrero to Colorado, along with a designated player slot and a second round draft pick in 2010 to the Rapids.
DC United lost two starters and momentum in its 3-2 loss to the Columbus Crew in the regular season finale. Former Maryland star Robbie Rogers scored twice for the Crew while Christian Gomez added two for United.
Behind Troy Perkins’ nine saves, DC United held off the Chicago Fire and earned a scoreless draw before 25,404 at RFK. United can clinch the Supporters Shield with a Chivas USA loss against Colorado.
DC United used two second half goals from Luciano Emilio to move past New England 4-2 before 18,918. The win puts United four points ahead of the Revolution in the Eastern Conference.
The wait is over.
Jaime Moreno broke the MLS record for career goals, getting his 109th by converting a penalty–of course–in a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls.
DC United moves to 1-0-1 in Group B, finishing off a preseason-form Club America 1-0 before 18,604 at RFK Stadium. United travels to Houston for a key SuperLiga match Wednesday. Rod Dyachenko’s (left) early goal was all United needed to get the coveted three points.
DC United squandered a 3-0 lead and allowed FC Dallas to share the points. A crowd of nearly 21,000 watched in disbelief as Juan Toja (left) led his team’s comeback to earn a draw at RFK Stadium on Saturday night. DC United was up 3-0 with 40 minutes to go in the match before Carlos “El Pescadito” Ruiz initiated the comeback, then Toja scored twice to give his team a share of the spoils.
DC United’s reserves’ 3-2 loss to the USL Second Division’s Richmond Kickers illustrates how small a gap there is between backup MLS players, and the combination of young players and veterans that make up USL2. That should concern expansion-minded MLS.
DC United continued its unbeaten streak by defeating the depleted Chicago Fire 3-1 at RFK Stadium behind two goals by Luciano Emilio and an early strike by Rod Dyachenko. United has gone seven games without a loss and is looking much like the team that ran away with the Supporter’s Shield in 2006. With the win United has inched closer to Eastern Conference leaders New York Red Bulls in the standings. United is currently in fourth place with 17 points–four behind New York with two games in hand.