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D.C. United
DC
Final
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New York Red Bulls
NY
Saturday, April 12, 20147:00 PM
RFK StadiumMLS Regular SeasonCloudyMLS LIVE,MSG+Attendance: 12364

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 4'DCDavy Arnaud
  • Bobby Boswell
  • Fabian Espindola
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 90'DC Jared JeffreyTime wasting
 71'DC Perry KitchenFoul
 30'NY Roy MillerFoul
 16'DC CristianFoul
 14'NY Eric AlexanderFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 90'NY
Ruben Bover Izquierdo (F)
Eric Alexander (M)
 84'DC
Conor Doyle (F)
Eddie Johnson (F)
 84'NY
Connor Lade (D)
Roy Miller (D)
 72'DC
Alex Caskey (M)
Chris Rolfe (M)
 66'NY
Bradley Wright-Phillips (F)
Jonathan Steele (M)
 66'DC
Jared Jeffrey (M)
Davy Arnaud (M)

Starting Formations

50Dykstra5Franklin32Boswell2Parke3Cristian23Kitchen14DeLeon18Rolfe8Arnaud7Johnson9EspindolaM425301931121531Robles27Kimura4Olave32Sekagya7Miller10Sam11McCarty12Alexander22Steele8Luyindula14HenryM99211618252019RAA4

Lineups

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D.C. United
50GAndrew Dykstra
5DSean Franklin
32DBobby Boswell
2DJeff Parke
3DCristian
23MPerry Kitchen
14MNick DeLeon
18MChris Rolfe
8MDavy Arnaud
7FEddie Johnson
9FFabian Espindola
New York Red Bulls
31GLuis Robles
27DKosuke Kimura
4DJamison Olave
32DIbrahim Sekagya
7DRoy Miller
10MLloyd Sam
11MDax McCarty
12MEric Alexander
22MJonathan Steele
8FPéguy Luyindula
14FThierry Henry
Bench
4Nana Attakora
25Jared Jeffrey
30Conor Doyle
19Kyle Porter
31Joe Willis
12Alex Caskey
15Steve Birnbaum
 
99Bradley Wright-Phillips
21Ruben Bover Izquierdo
16Connor Lade
18Ryan Meara
25Chris Duvall
20Matt Miazga
19Eric Stevenson
Managers
  Ben Olsen
 
  Mike Petke
OFFICIALS

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RefereeAllen Chapman  
Assistant RefereeCorey Parker  
Assistant RefereeMatthew Nelson  
Fourth OfficialHilario Grajeda  
Saturday, April 12, 2014
7:00 PM
RFK Stadium
MLS LIVE,MSG+

WASHINGTON – Just a week after snapping a club-record 15-game winless streak, D.C. United took the field on Saturday evening and snapped another dubious mark, winning back-to-back matches for the first time since October of 2012.

Davy Arnaud’s first-half strike would be enough for United, who rode the goal to a 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls, staking an early claim to the Atlantic Cup in front of 12,364 at RFK Stadium.

The Red Bulls – playing without the services of the still-recovering Tim Cahill – fell to 0-2-4 with the loss. The visitors struggled to produce any real chances during an opening half that saw them register just a single shot on goal, though they peppered United goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra – starting again for an injured Bill Hamid – with a bevy of opportunities down the stretch.

United, on the other hand, wasted no time in finding the back of the net. 

In the fourth minute, a Fabian Espindola corner kick found center back Bobby Boswell at the near side of the box. Boswell, involving himself in a corner-kick goal for the second time in 2014, rose above Henry and played a glancing header to the far post. Arnaud was right there to finish, his diving header eluding the grasp of New York  'keeper Luis Robles.

New York found their rhythm early on in the second half, nearly leveling the match in the 57th minute. Lloyd Sam made a pacy run down the right flank, cutting back and playing a driven cross to fellow midfielder Eric Alexander at the top of the area. Alexander’s strike, however, would sail inches over the crossbar.

Two minutes later, Dykstra was forced into action, pushing away a near-own goal by Sean Franklin. Peguy Luyindula would get his chance several minutes later, but the Frenchman’s hard-hit attempt clanged off the near post.

New York would press until the final whistle, but attempts by Sam, Henry and midfielder Dax McCarty would all go wanting.

The Red Bulls, now winless through their first six matches, will regroup before welcoming Philadelphia next weekend, while United travel west to face the Columbus Crew.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Chris Rolfe The former Fire man has been reborn since his trade to DC, adding a welcome dose of dynamism and unpredictability to United's attack.
2 Andrew Dykstra Kept goal with composure in relief for the injured Bill Hamid, including a couple of crucial reaction saves to prevent own goals.
3 Thierry Henry Surprisingly inaccurate with a few headers, but his combination and hold-up play around goal deserved an assist or two.