Quick Post-Match Reax: Same Old Song, As United Loses Another Lead (this time against Philly) – Black And Red United
The general reaction tonight is simple: Meet the new D.C. United, same as the old D.C. United.
When Carlos Ruiz was inked in late February, Peter Nowak and the Union wanted a finisher. They needed a consistent offensive threat and they envisioned a complimentary scorer to take some heat off of Sebastien Le Toux.
If rumors are true, Carlos Ruiz already has one foot out the door toward leaving the Philadelphia Union. If Saturday marked one of his final games in a Union uniform, he made it count. The oft-criticized striker scored an 84th minute equalizer, allowing the Union to salvage a point in a 2-2 road tie with DC United.
WASHINGTON– A day after Philadelphia Union's first team played to a hard-fought 2-2 road draw against D.C. United, the club's reserve side didn't far…
An open match provided plenty of chances for both sides, but none fell in the early going. Both Bill Hamid and Faryd Mondragon pulled off quality saves to keep the score level as the match neared the break. However, Dwayne De Rosario, in his first start for D.C. United after a trade midweek, made sure the home side poked its nose ahead before halftime. His pass from the left threaded between two defenders to find an unmarked Josh Wolff, who turned the ball into the net with one touch.
Philadelphia Union maintained their place at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference despite being made to fight hard for a 2-2 draw at DC United.