Entries by Jimmy Laroue

109!!

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.

United Exposed in Tie

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.

Minding The Minuscule Gap

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.

Coming Together

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.