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This past February, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen spoke of his club's arduous quest to bring in a true goal-scorer, then looked to prized signing Hamdi Salihi and declared, "We think we've found him."
Hamdi Salihi scored a late goal to give D.C. United a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday.
For a moment Sunday, all was right in D.C. United's world. Then, as coach Ben Olsen put it, the "Geiger show" took over — as in referee Mark Geiger.
Late in D.C. United's 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday, the skies hanging over RFK Stadium finally opened. As the rain began to pour, the season-high 18,302 in attendance sang in full voice, basking both in Mother Nature's brief relief from the oppressive heat and in their first-place club's sixth-straight win at home.
Despite their prolific resumes, Dwayne De Rosario and Hamdi Salihi experienced some notable struggles finding the back of the net in this season's early stages. But in recent weeks, they sure have made up for lost time.
D.C. United coach Ben Olsen noted this week how he was impressed with the effort of speedy midfielder Lewis Neal and wanted the newcomer from England to make more crosses from the left flank.
It's safe to say the duo of Chris Pontius and Maicon Santos wasn't D.C. United's first-choice forward partnership to start this season. Nor was it the club's second option. Or third, in fact.
When coach Ben Olsen trotted out the starting 11 for D.C. United's season opener Saturday, it marked the first time his preferred lineup had played together outside the practice field. And it showed.
It looked like D.C. United were going to escape with a scoreless tie against Sporting Kansas City in the club's season-opener at RFK Stadium on Saturday night before 16,314 fans.