Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America 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
What D.C.'s slow start portends
by Paul Kennedy, April 5th, 2010 2:41AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  d.c. united, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS NUMBERS] D.C. United began the 2010 season with a 4-0 loss at Kansas City and 2-0 loss to New England at RFK Stadium, opening with back-to-back losses for the fourth time in its 15-year history. But D.C.'s slow starts have not always signaled poor seasons ...

D.C. United's first year under Bruce Arena began with three straight losses, but it went on to win MLS Cup 1996.

D.C. United won the Supporter's Shield for having the best regular-season record in 2007 after opening with three straight losses.

Only in 2000 could D.C. United not get on track after opening with back-to-back losses. It finished 11th out of 12 teams in the overall standings.

2007 START:
April 7 -- 1-2 at Colorado
April 14 -- 2-4 Kansas City
April 28 -- 0-1 at Columbus
Final Record: 16-7-7

2000 START:
March 25 -- 0-4 Los Angeles
April 1 -- 2-3 at MetroStars
Final Record: 8-16-6

1996 START:
April 6 -- at San Jose 0-1
April 13 -- at Columbus 0-4
April 20 -- Los Angeles 1-2
Final Record: 16-16



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Brazilian investors purchase Strikers from Traffic    
[NASL] Traffic Sports USA, which at one point owned or operated half the teams in the ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Midweek] No. 6 Florida State overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Connecticut, 3-2. Shea Groom ...
Americans roll with changed frontline    
[USA-MEXICO] The USA made it a clean sweep in its two-game series with Mexico, downing El ...
Toni Dovale rescues Sporting KC with two second-half goals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Thursday] Spaniard Toni Dovale scored two goals seven minutes apart in the second ...
Playoffs hinge on Cascadia clash; more drama looms in East    
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] Another edition of the Northwest head-knockers takes place in Portland, and ...
Everton's Martinez praises 'magnificent' Howard    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Howard added another mark to his remarkable 2014 season with a record-tying 12 ...
New crest emphasizes club connection to fans    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Major League Soccer unveiled its new brand identity and crest on Wednesday, emphasizing the ...
What They're Saying: Greg Dyke    
"It was the fourth watch I've had since I started doing this job. Everywhere you go ...
What They're Saying: David Carter    
"Chivas in the L.A. market is beyond an afterthought. I think even most soccer fans aren't ...
Goal celebration sends player into abyss    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] After Joel scored a fine goal for Brazilian club Coritiba he ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives