"It was one of those awkward challenges, a fifty-fifty ball, and looking back on it now I shouldn't have gone in [to the challenge]. Looking at it now I was actually the one who went in late on the
tackle, so there was no malice in the challenge from either player, I just came out on the wrong side of the tackle."
-- D.C. United's Chris Pontius on his collision with Chivas USA's David Junior Lopes that left Pontius with a broken leg. The D.C. United midfielder, in the midst of his best pro season since joining the league three years ago, assisted on all the Charlie Davies goals in the 3-0 win over Chivas USA before going off on a stretcher. (MLSSoccer.com)