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Union vs D.C. United quick reference

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All-time record: 2–2–2
At PPL Park/The Linc: 2–1–0
At RFK Stadium: 0–1–2
Goals for: 9
Goals against: 10

Did you know…

The last DC – Union match featured more red cards (3) than goals (2).

August 19, 2012: DC United 1 – 1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Philadelphia Union drew 1-1 with DC United on Sunday after a series of scuffles, red cards, and controversial referee calls reversed a game that looked like a sure Union loss.”

“Then came the De Rosario penalty kicks and the chaos that would ensue. Stoppage time saw Geiger give a straight red card to United’s Emiliano Dudar after he tackled Antoine Hoppenot from behind, followed by Williams getting a second yellow four minutes later for a sliding tackle on a breakaway.”

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“John Hackworth said it best after the game: These kinds of games may make great TV, but it’s not good soccer.”

“If you want to maintain control of a game, you don’t do it by wasting cautions on something as silly as time-wasting. You give those cards early for the unnecessary elbows and harsh undercuts on aerial challenges so that you protect players’ safety.”

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Scoring summary

8 — PHI: Carroll
71 — DC: Okugo (OG)

Misconduct summary

PHI: ’37, Williams (yellow, time wasting)
PHI: ’44, Lahoud (yellow, foul)
PHI: ’70, McInerney (yellow, foul)
PHI: ’89, G. Farfan (yellow, argument)
DC: ’89, Boskovic (red, argument)
PHI: ’89, Torres (yellow, argument)
DC: ’91, Dudar (red, foul)
PHI: ’95, Williams (yellow/red, foul)
DC: ’96, Hamid (yellow, argument)

Union: Zac MacMath, Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan, Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud, Michael Farfan, Danny Cruz (Antoine Hoppenot ’58), Jack McInerney (Roger Torres ’80), Freddy Adu (Keon Daniel ’69)

Unused subs: Chase Harrison, Chris Albright, Raymon Gaddis, Chandler Hoffman

D.C. United: Bill Hamid, Dejan Jakovic (Hamdi Salihi ’61), Brandon McDonald, Emiliano Dudar, Chris Korb, Andy Najar, Perry Kitchen, Nick DeLeon, Lionard Pajoy (Branko Boskovic ’58), Dwayne De Rosario (Marcelo Saragosa ’89), Chris Pontius

Unused subs: Joe Willis, Mike Chabala, Ethan White, Long Tan

Referee: The one, the only…Mark “Geiger Counter” Geiger

June 16, 2012: Philadelphia Union 0 – 1 DC United

PSP Match Report Highlights

“In front of a sellout crowd at PPL Park, Philadelphia Union began John Hackworth’s tenure as manager with all the intent, energy and attacking vigor that was previously lacking from their 2012 performances.

“The result, however, was no different as the home side’s inability to convert chances proved costly, with Chris Pontius’ 78th minute strike stealing a 1-0 victory for DC United.”

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“While the Union failed to emerge victorious in the one place that matters most, the scoreboard, they trumped visiting DC United in every other statistical category. In his first match since taking over for Peter Nowak, John Hackworth saw his side complete 90 more passes than their opponents, controlling the match and creating quality chances. Some midweek chatter may focus on the lack of a finishing touch from front men Jack McInerney, Josue Martinez and Antoine Hoppenot, but it would take the harshest critic not to see the promise in the trio that entered the match with only one MLS start in 2012 between them.”

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Scoring Summary:
DC — Chris Pontius (Branko Boskovic) 78

Misconduct Summary:
PHI — Jack McInerney (caution, foul) 26
DC –Dejan Jakovic (caution, foul) 58
PHI — Carlos Valdes (caution, foul)  77
DC — Andy Najar (caution, foul) 81
DC — Bill Hamid (caution, time wasting) 91


D.C. United –Bill Hamid, Daniel Woolard, Dejan Jakovic, Brandon MacDonald, Robbie Russell, Perry Kitchen, Nick DeLeon (Lewis Neal, 61), Andy Najar, Dwayne De Rosario, Chris Pontius (Hamdi Salihi, 81), Maicon Santos (Branko Boskovic, 72)

Philadelphia Union — Zac MacMath, Gabriel Farfan (Jorge Perlaza, 82), Carlos Valdes, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams, Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud, Freddy Adu, Michael Farfan, Josue Martinez (Antoine Hoppenot, 68), Jack McInerney (Chandler Hoffman, 74)

Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Attendance: 18876

September 29, 2011 Philadelphia Union 3 – 2 DC United

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Michael Farfan scored a brilliant second half winner and Sebastien Le Toux had two goals before half time as the Union moved into second place in the Eastern Conference with an entertaining 3–2 win over DC United.”

“The midfielder played a one-two with Roger Torres 30 yards from goal before calmly finding a shooting lane from just outside the area to drive a brilliant left footed shot into corner of Hamid’s goal.”

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“With 9 goals in his last 8 games, Le Toux is coming into form at the perfect time as Philly looks to clinch a playoff spot in only their second season in the league.”

“Michael seems to have a million tricks in his bag and many of them lead to opportunities for the Union. Has he played himself into a starting role yet? I hope so.”

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Scoring Summary: 

PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 9 (unassisted) 4
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 10 (Michael Farfan 3) 15
DC — Dwayne De Rosario 14 (Austin Da Luz 2) 21
DC — Andy Najar 5 (unassisted) 30
PHI — Michael Farfan 2 (unassisted) 57

Misconduct Summary:

DC — Perry Kitchen (caution; Reckless Foul) 39
DC — Brandon McDonald (caution; Reckless Foul) 70


D.C. United — Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen, Ethan White, Brandon McDonald, Marc Burch, Andy Najar, Clyde Simms, Stephen King, Austin Da Luz (Blake Brettschneider 73), Dwayne De Rosario (Santino Quaranta 61), Josh Wolff. Substitutes

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Korb, Kurt Morsink, Joseph Ngwenya, Daniel Woolard, Joe Willis.

Philadelphia Union — Zac MacMath, Sheanon Williams (Kyle Nakazawa 80), Carlos Valdes, Danny Califf, Gabriel Farfan, Michael Farfan, Amobi Okugo (Justin Mapp 46), Brian Carroll, Roger Torres (Freddy Adu 60), Veljko Paunovic, Sebastien Le Toux.

Substitutes Not Used: Jack McInerney, Zach Pfeffer, Joe Tait, Chase Harrison.

Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee’s Assistants: -Peter Manikowski; Steven Taylor
4th Official: Terry Vaughn
Attendance: 17,963
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Clear-and-73-degrees

July 2, 2011 DC United 2- 2- Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“One point on the road for the Union, and it was all they deserved. Once again this team relied on heart when talent should have been plenty.”

“And once again, the Union let a weaker team dictate play. It’s one thing to live by the counterattack, but it is another to defend without a strong shape and plan.”

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“But the fact remains that in four straight first halves, the Union have been brutally outclassed. While you can argue that the team deserved better in the first half against Chivas, class requires finishing and the Union have finished about as well as I did when my mom served seafood for dinner.”

“So are we happy with this brand of Union soccer? Counterattacking until we fall behind then pressing forward with near-reckless abandon once behind. It’s obvious that they can survive this way. ”

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Scoring Summary: 

DC — Josh Wolff 4 (Dwayne De Rosario 1, Andy Najar 3) 44
PHI — own goal (Perry Kitchen) 49
DC — Andy Najar 2 (unassisted) 58
PHI — Carlos Ruiz 5 (Sheanon Williams 2, Sebastien Le Toux 6) 84

Misconduct Summary:

PHI — Jordan Harvey (caution; Tactical Foul) 16


Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Jordan Harvey, Justin Mapp (Jack McInerney 78), Sebastien Le Toux, Brian Carroll, Veljko Paunovic (Gabriel Farfan 66), Danny Mwanga (Keon Daniel 71), Carlos Ruiz.
Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Nakazawa, Amobi Okugo, Roger Torres, Zac MacMath.

D.C. United — Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen, Ethan White, Brandon McDonald, Daniel Woolard, Andy Najar, Dwayne De Rosario, Clyde Simms, Chris Pontius, Charlie Davies (Blake Brettschneider 57), Josh Wolff (Fred 68).
Substitutes Not Used: Brandon Barklage, Stephen King, Chris Korb, Joseph Ngwenya, Steve Cronin.

Referee: Abiodun Okulaja
Referee’s Assistants: Chris Strickland, Adam Garner
4th Official: Daniel Fitzgerald
Attendance: 13,365
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 92 degrees

August 22, 2010: DC United 2 – 0 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“The Union fell 2-0 to last place D.C. in an ugly game marred by poor weather, worse playing conditions, and two big mistakes that cost the game.”

“The Union outshot D.C. 10-8 (with only three on goal) and had six corner kicks to just two for D.C., but it didn’t matter as D.C. broke an eight-game winless streak to win their first game in two months.”

Scoring Summary:

DC — Danny Allsopp 3 (unassisted) 22
DC — Danny Allsopp 4 (Andy Najar 1) 63

Misconduct Summary:

DC — Jed Zayner (caution; Reckless Foul) 70
DC — Julius James (caution; Tactical Foul) 92+

Philadelphia Union — Chris Seitz, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Danny Califf, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Jordan Harvey, Sebastien Le Toux, Eduardo Coudet (Kyle Nakazawa 59), Stefani Miglioranzi, Fred (Nick Zimmerman 69), Alejandro Moreno (Justin Mapp 16), Danny Mwanga.

Substitutes Not Used: Cristian Arrieta, Andrew Jacobson, Amobi Okugo, Brad Knighton.

D.C. United — Bill Hamid, Jed Zayner, Dejan Jakovic, Julius James, Marc Burch, Andy Najar, Branko Boskovic (Stephen King 65), Clyde Simms (Kurt Morsink 78), Santino Quaranta, Danny Allsopp (Jaime Moreno 83), Pablo Hernandez.

Substitutes Not Used: Adam Cristman, Devon McTavish, Barry Rice, Troy Perkins.

Referee: Alex Prus
Referee’s Assistants: Craig Lowry; Eric Proctor
4th Official: Jorge Gonzalez
Time of Game: 1:52
Attendance: 12,165
Weather: Cloudy-and-83-degrees

April 10, 2010: Philadelphia Union 3 – 2 DC United

PSP Match Report Highlights

“It was a landmark day for soccer in Philadelphia. A first home game, a first win and a first hat trick of goals for the Union. Frenchman Sebastien Le Toux made it a night to remember a the Linc, bagging three goals with the most clinical of finishes.”

“Who else but Sebastien Le Toux stepped up for the free kick, and curled it home through the space in DC United’s wall, sending the crowd into a frenzy.”

Scoring Summary:

PHI — Sébastien Le Toux 1 (Roger Torres 1, Alejandro Moreno 1) 4
PHI — Sébastien Le Toux 2 (Alejandro Moreno 2) 40
DC — Santino Quaranta 1 (unassisted) 63
DC — Jaime Moreno 1 (unassisted) 70
PHI — Sébastien Le Toux 3 (unassisted) 80

Misconduct Summary: 

DC — Rodney Wallace (caution; Reckless Foul) 35
DC — Brandon Barklage (caution; Reckless Tackle) 41
PHI — Cristian Arrieta (caution; Tactical Foul) 60
DC — Danny Allsopp (caution; Reckless Tackle) 66
DC — Santino Quaranta (caution; Tactical Foul) 73
DC — Dejan Jakovic (ejection; Denied Goal Scoring Opportunity (Foul) 78
DC — Adam Cristman (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 89

Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee’s Assistants: Chris Strickland; Jason Cullum
4th Official: Hilario Grajeda
Weather: Sunny and 63 degrees
Attendance: 34,870

One Comment

  1. It is funny reviewing the stats on this series, to note that the first game was chippy and then the teams settled down a bit with 2 games where only DC is receiving cards. Then, the “misconduct summary” starts looking more like a Flyers-Rangers penalty record than a soccer match with both teams getting into the spirit. What is the over-under on when the first card is shown tonight, to keep these guys from killing each other?

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