Thursday, August 11, 2005

MLS: D.C. United 3, MetroStars 0 (August 10)

D.C.: 10-6-5 (3rd in East, 4 points behind New England, 1 behind Chicago, tied with Kansas City)

D.C. United continued their recent surge on Wednesday, combining offense and defense in a 3-0 win over the MetroStars.

D.C. is unbeaten in their last five games, winning four and tying one.

They jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Bobby Boswell in the 11th minute of the game, and that would be all the scoring until late in the second half. Dema Kovalenko scored in the 76th minute and Joshua Gros scored in the 87th minute to put D.C. up 3-0 late in the game. Bothe of the late goals were assisted by Jamil Walker.

The offense, apparently, is not reeling from the loss of Freddy Adu, who strained his MCL and is expected to miss another two to four weeks, according to the Houston Chronicle.

United scored three goals in their last contest as well, a 3-2 win over the Chicago Fire.

D.C. is back in action at RFK on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 against the West's worst team, Chivas USA (who play their home games in Carson, California, just outside of Los Angeles).

D.C. United is on fire.

They've won four and tied one in their last five games, and are now within striking distance of the top two teams in the East. Their next game is against the sputtering Chivas USA, who have only won three games this season, while Chicago and New England face much tougher opponents in the Los Angeles Galaxy and FC Dallas, respectively.

It's sounds so cliche, but the team is getting hot at the right time, as we head into the latter portion of the season.

Once again, United is showing that they are the best team -- year-in and year-out -- in the Baltimore-Washington area.

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