GUTTING IT OUT
DC United rally from two goals down to top Philadelphia Union 3-2
Fabian Espindola's79th-minute goal lifted DC United over the Philadelphia Union 3-2 on Sunday.
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WASHINGTON, DC-- Fabian Espindola scored the game-winner on a 79th-minute header and Alvaro Saborio also scored in his club debut as D.C. United came from two goals down to defeat the Philadelphia Union 3-2 Sunday afternoon at RFK Stadium.
DCU trying to break habit of conceding early goals
Although D.C. United’s 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Union Sunday suggested a much-improved attack with the addition of Alvaro Saborio, it also continued a trend of mental lapses that may highlight D.C.’s recent difficulties in elimination competition. Complete
LIFITNG THE SPIRIT
Another Dunn goal gives Washington a 1-1 tie
GERMANTOWN, Md. – A late goal by Crystal Dunn gave the Washington Spirit a 1-1 draw with the league leading Chicago Red Stars Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Despite the draw, the Red Stars still sit atop the NWSL Complete
OFFSIDE REMARKS Dempsey deserves a nice, long, stiff ban
I always thought that if Clint Dempsey was going to get into trouble again, it would be because of his elbows and not his hands.
Dempsey has a history of doing damage to the jaws of opponents in the past and as I have learned from covering sports all these years, old habits die hard. Complete
CUTTONE’S CONCEPTS Taking the long view with the US National Team
CHESTER, Pa.---Let’s be clear. Results matter in sports. Coaches who don’t get results get fired. It's plain and simple. But there are different kind of results. Yes, winning the Gold Cup, appearing in the final, even winning the third place game should mean something. Same for getting to the Confederations Cup, even though it is a contrived tournament created by FIFA to further clog the calendar and extract money from fans and sponsors. But not winning those competitions (or in the case of the Confederations Cup not getting there) is not the end of the world. Complete
PLAYING WITH ATTITUDE Akers hopes to translate her style to kids camp
Michelle Akers built her reputation as the greatest-ever women's soccer player, by playing every game in a take-no-prisoners mode. Akers, who was named the FIFA Player of the Century, has never translated that playing attitude into a full-fledged soccer camp before, but this June, she'll be part of a group of soccer players/trainers offering an all-girls camp at her Powder Spring, Ga. horse farm and adjacent soccer field.