After two games where they gave up six goals (despite scoring nine and winning both), D.C. United had a reboot of sorts, going back to defensive basics. Which meant, absorbing a lot of shots and taking advantage of a defensive error to a 1-0 D.C. win over the Montreal Impact, extending their win streak to three.
Now, for the moments that mattered, but first, this:
Really? This is going to be a thing? Well, allow me to retort throughout this feature, something that I'll call:
Frank Klopas, stop speaking right now.
We're going to pick this up early on in the game, when new Impact signing Johan Veneers goes in hard on Chris Korb. Korb has the position on the ball to let it go for a corner, but Venegas is going to sweep Korb anyway:
We see afterward Sorin Stoica pretty much lays it out there, to knock the crap off. A half hour later, Venegas gets a yellow for coming in with an elbow on Bobby Boswell.
Next up are a couple of moments that I would categorize as not entirely great for Taylor Kemp, as he loses a battle with Andres Romero, who gets a shot on goal that Bill Hamid stops:
Then moments later, Kemp lets him go and perhaps doesn't communicate this to Steve Birnbaum:
Birnbaum had his own interesting issue with Dominic Oduro in the first half as well:
Moving onto the second half, let's take a look at this foul from Marco Donadel (excuse me, tied for the League in Yellow Cards Marco Donadel) on Conor Doyle that the Montreal broadcast team both called 'a professional foul' and then accused Doyle of milking. Donadel WAS given a yellow, albeit for dissent on this:
Moving ahead to Chris Pontius getting a bit of a body check. Again, no call if we're going to split hairs:
So, if you're going to complain about fouls or lack thereof, remember Frank, that not only it could have been worse, but it's not like you had your chances, so, for the love of Pete:
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