D.C. United Lose Lead Late, End 1-1
Yankee Stadium was the sight for the most recent D.C. United match. The Black and Red ended today’s match as a drew with New York City FC. Each team gets awarded one point as a result. With this, D.C. United now stands at 31 points. They are two points behind the New England Revolution, who are in seventh in the East. To become contenders, D.C. needs to get past the Montreal Impact, and must get six points, and Montreal must lose both of their next matches in order for this to happen.
The score was all square at zero until a free quick sent in by Wayne Rooney was headed in by Steven Birnbaum in the 58th minute. This would make it one to nothing. The score would stay like this until David Villa scored on a free kick from outside the eighteen that got past D.C. keeper Bill Hamid in the 86th minute. This would level the match at one, which would be the end result.
D.C. United plays their next game on Wednesday against Minnesota United FC at home. This will be the start of a long home stand that lasts until the second to last week of the season. Minnesota currently has 29 points, and are eighth in the Western Conference. D.C. will need to keep an eye on Minnesota’s new star forward, Darwin Quintero.