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First-Place United Prepares for Tough Away Stretch
Washington Post , June 17th, 2009 2:45PM



After working its way back into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference, D.C. United enters one of the toughest stretches of its season. The team now must deal with a string of three road games against some of the hottest teams in the league following its convincing win Saturday over the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium.

United meets the expansion Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday and the Colorado Rapids, unbeaten in six games, three days later. United then returns home to prepare for a trip to the Columbus Crew, which hasn't lost in nine games, on July 4.

"Obviously, it's a relief to finish off a game and be in first place, but it's short-lived," United coach Tom Soehn said. "Now we turn around and go back to work. The sign of a good team is the ability to go and perform on the road."


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