Another Match, Another Draw for D.C. United
D.C. United played to another draw at Audi Field this week. This one came Saturday night 1-1 against the San Jose Earthquakes. D.C. United hasn’t won a game since early May, which came 1-0 against Sporting KC.
This one saw the Black and Red rally. In the first half a header from Chris Wondolowski put the Earthquakes up 1-0.
D.C. United would not be intimidated on their home pitch. They kept pressing in the second half. There was a scare, however, in the 60th minute.
Steve Birnbaum was in a head collision with Florian Jungwirth. The latter was fine but Birnbaum had to exit the game.
In the 68th minute, D.C. United evened the score with a rebound goal from Luciano Acosta. That was as close as they could get though but at least they came away with a point.
The bad is that D.C. United has been winless in four of their last five games, their worst stretch since Wayne Rooney came on board last summer. The MLS also goes on international break so no games count in the standings again until June 26. They’ll host Orlando City that Wednesday night and then Toronto FC three nights later.
The good is that D.C. United still holds a 7-4-6 record with 27 points. They’re still holding first in the Eastern Conference.
D.C. United will get a look at the Philadelphia Union in a game that won’t count towards the standings even though they’re one of the teams chasing them for that top spot in the east. That takes place on Wednesday June 12 in US Open Cup action from Audi Field.
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