Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Unlikely heroes lead D.C. United past Harbour View
by Paul Kennedy, March 19th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP] On a team with Latin American stars, two unlikely players provided the spark as D.C. rolled to a 5-0 win over Jamaica's Harbour View in the Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday night and moved into next month's semifinals.

Starting on the right side of midfield because Ben Olsen is injured, Devon McTavish scored twice to give him three goals in two games. Santino Quaranta, signed as a free agent in the offseason, celebrated his return to RFK Stadium, where he started his promising career as a teenager, by coming off the bench and helping set up the last three goals.

McTavish had not scored in his first two MLS seasons. Quaranta's once-promising MLS career looked to be over at the age of 23 when he was released by New York in January, but D.C. took another shot at the Baltimore product.

Brazilians Luciano Emilio and Fred accounted for the other three goals. Emilio started a three-goal run in five minutes in the second half with the first of his two goals.

The game marked the RFK debut of Argentine star Marcelo Gallardo, whose free kick set up McTavish for the lone first half goal.

D.C. United won, 6-0, on aggregate and advances to the semifinals against the winner of Wednesday's game between Mexico's Pachuca, the defending champion, and Honduran club Motagua.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jim Grozdanich    
"We tried to purposely make it confusing." -- Jim Grozdanich, assistant general manager at Centaur, which ...
Honduras completes Gold Cup field    
Honduras survived its playoff series with French Guiana, rallying from 3-1 down after the first leg ...
Video Pick: MLS Goals of the Week    
Real Salt Lake's Jordan Allen, Red Bull Mike Grella, Orlando's Kaka, Montreal's Jack McInerney and D.C. ...
Leroux-Wambach trade shakes up NWSL    
Two weeks after saying she'd skip he 2015 NWSL season with the Western New York Flash ...
Cal freshman killed when struck by car    
University of California freshman Eloi Vasquez died early Saturday after he was struck by a car ...
Switzerland-USA: Klinsmann seeks chemistry     
Coming off a 3-2 loss to Denmark, which featured another last-game collapse by the Americans, Coach ...
What They're Saying: Thomas Rongen    
"On the highest level, I'm not so sure that Jurgen Klinsmann is the right person for ...
MLS Power Rankings: Gritty FC Dallas tie keeps it on top    
Down to 10 men early in the game, FC Dallas held out for a 0-0 tie ...
U-17 striker Haji Wright joins New York Cosmos    
The NASL's New York Cosmos have signed 17-year-old Southern California product Haji Wright, who started at ...
What They're Saying: CMN Sports    
"As an organization, CMN Sports takes pride in providing some of the most exhilarating soccer matches ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives