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Topic - Nick Deleon
After a Toronto goal tied the match at 1-1, Perry Kitchen's header lifted United to a 2-1 win on Saturday night. Read more here.
Nick DeLeon took it himself and put D.C. United on the board Saturday night vs. Toronto FC. Watch his goal here.
Bradley had a good scoring chance in the 34th minute, but the U.S. midfielder's shot went wide. United improved to 8-5-4, and Toronto dropped to 6-5-3.
Five years ago, Kyle Porter's anonymity evaporated. That tends to happen when a soccer player takes his career to a top-flight club in Germany — even an 18-year-old prospect whose only action would come in reserve matches.
Upon joining D.C. United some 10 months ago, Nick DeLeon envisioned himself thriving on the biggest stages MLS has to offer. How quickly such events would transpire, of course, was a mystery. But he was confident it would be soon.
The MLS playoffs have been full of twists and turns for D.C. United. After a poor second-half performance against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, the club will have to find yet another memorable moment if it wants to play for this year's championship.
A superstorm, a nor'easter and a pair of corresponding postponements stood between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls playing their decisive playoff contest as planned. But when the match finally unfolded Thursday at Red Bull Arena, the drama proved worth the wait.
Dwayne De Rosario had his moment, and it was sweet. But then the script was spoiled by a most unlikely source.
For the past 3½ months, Nick DeLeon has found himself running right up against the rookie wall. Those darting runs from the flank that came with such frequency earlier have been few and far between. Concurrently, his spot in the starting lineup became an uncertain proposition.
If nothing else, D.C. United rookie Nick DeLeon knows how to make a first impression.
When Nick DeLeon had a brief chat with D.C. United coach Ben Olsen earlier this week at the MLS combine, the former Louisville midfielder didn't get much of a feeling he would end up in the nation's capital.
"We know the potential of this team," DeLeon said. "Now it's time to unwind — and come back even harder next season."
"To be successful, we need to wear this team down, and the way we're going to do that is by possessing the ball," winger Nick DeLeon said. "If we can do that over long periods of time, they're going to get tired from having to chase back and forth, and that's when gaps open up. That's when we go at them. It's just about being patient."