Mike Petke and Christian Gomez returned to RFK Stadium to see their former team march all over them. DC left that night with a 3-0 victory. Quavas Kirk and Joe Vide both saw the back of the net for the first time for both of their first MLS goals. Santino Quaranta also saw the back of the net for the first time. In post game comments, Santino said that night was special due to the fact that he has been clean for 10 months. Let’s hope Santino will continue to rise.
It was also good to see Ben Olsen in the 18 man roster for this match. This is the second time this season that he has been included in the roster. The last time he was on the roster was his first appearance against the dying LA Galaxy. We expect to see Gallardo to still be out for another couple of weeks. DC GM Dave Kasper has come out to say that Gallardo WILL be back before the end of the season.
The next DC United match is August 30 against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium.