My match report from D.C. United’s 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact at RFK Stadium.
The MLS video package, which includes Tony Limarzi’s call on the disallowed goal in the 90th minute: “De Rosario into the box...still Dwayne....crosses it...AND IT’S A GOAL!!! IT’S OFFSIDE- OFFSIDE-OFFSIDE-OFFSIDE!”)
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*The attendance of 10,135 was the third smallest for a league match at RFK since 2005.
*The moment of silence and banners for Chico Solares in the 12th minute were pure class. Well done, United and supporters.
*Montreal earned its first point in six away matches.
*Maicon Santos didn’t start because “I didn’t think he could go another 90,” Ben Olsen said. “We were really grinding him out. He has worked as hard defensively in his entire career. It’s really helped him get fitter.”
I would expect both Santos and Danny Cruz, who was replaced on the right flank by Andy Najar, to start Sunday against the Red Bulls.
*Olsen, on Santos’s scoring form: “He’s playing with a lot of confidence right now. We’re trying to get him to face goal more because we knew he hits a stinger.”
*Olsen, on Najar: “Andy had an okay day. I was looking for more from Andy in the first half. I saw it in the second half. He came out with a little more buzz about him.”
*Santos scored on his 28th birthday. “Getting old,” he said. Someone yelled from across the locker room, “Happy 30th birthday, Maicon!”
“I need to score on my birthday. I wish it was three points.”
*English midfielder Lewis Neal made his United debut, entering in the 85th minute for Daniel Woolard.
*Defender Emiliano Dudar (hamstring) wasn’t on the game-day roster. The team is hopeful he’ll be ready for Sunday’s match.