D.C. United thought they could go up to New Jersey, beat the New York Red Bulls when they barely score goals and haven’t won in almost 5 years? Come on, family. A 2-0 result was fairly fair when you think about it.
But there were still some parts to be concerned by. The nice stuff first, starting with a counter that looked good from Nick DeLeon, and Aurelien Collin deflecting this Ian Harkes shot at the end ruining it:
Next up is Collin oddly enough, doing his best impression of Joel Campbell to Costa Rican D.C. player Jose Ortiz:
Next up is Bobby Boswell getting...wrong footed? Turned around? When Bradley Wright-Phillips got the ball deep in the D.C. end:
Boswell’s approach and/or positioning would be an ominous foretelling of what was to occur moments later, as BWP split him and Steven Birnbaum, with Boswell slow to pick him up, for the second goal. Kudos to BWP for shooting before Hamid got set to that position.
Next up is Boswell, further still, with a failed step up on Sacha Kljestan, leaving the rest of the defense exposed as a result, and Kljestan’s bad pass being the reason why this chance wasn’t more dangerous:
One last one, as Bobby Boswell’s slow reactions weren’t exclusive to him, as Sean Franklin almost looked really bad next to Derrick Etienne:
So what stood out for you?