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Henry opened the scoring in the 29th minute, and Olave scored in the 36th to help New York (2-3-2) win for the first time in its last five tries at RFK Stadium dating to April 2011.
In the world of soccer, conventional wisdom says a draw at home is far from ideal. When it comes to a two-game, total-goals series, in fact, the result can be downright disheartening.
A raucous RFK Stadium crowd may have witnessed the theatrics of postseason soccer for the first time in five years Saturday, but neither D.C. United nor the New York Red Bulls seemed well cast as playoff contenders. When all was said and done, United and the Red Bulls found themselves deadlocked 1-1 after the first leg of their two-game, total-goals Eastern Conference semifinal.
To Major League Soccer, the All-Star Game in recent years had become, in some regards, a sore subject. Envisioned as a spotlight for the league's top talent, the midsummer spectacle instead developed into an arbitrary symbol for how far soccer in the U.S. still has to go.
Back in his playing days with D.C. United, Ben Olsen relished the chance to test himself when European giants came across the pond. Sure, the friendlies didn't count in the standings. But no matter the stage, going head-to-head with world-class talent is a special experience.
D.C. United coach Ben Olsen will be in charge of at least one familiar face when he leads the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC later this month, as United captain Dwayne De Rosario was named Sunday to the fan-voted All-Star First XI.
Portugal beats Denmark 3-2 in Lviv, Ukraine in their second Group B match at the European Championship.
Chris Wondolowski scored twice to take over the MLS lead as the San Jose Earthquakes beat D.C. United 5-3 Wednesday night.
Chris Pontius scored his first career hat trick to lead D.C. United to a 4-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday night.
Mark Lenzi struck gold when he switched from wrestling to diving in the mid-1980s. On Monday, Lenzi, the last American male diver to win Olympic gold, died at the age of 43 in Greenville, N.C.
Bolton will return to the field in the English Premier League on Saturday, a week after midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered cardiac arrest during a match and needed 15 shocks to recover.
New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry has flown to London to visit Fabrice Muamba as his former Arsenal teammate recovers from cardiac arrest during a match.
In the era of eye-in-the-sky satellites that spy on the Earth and telescopes that peer ever-deeper into the cosmos, it seems astounding that we can't hear much of what soccer players say to each other on a field. Perhaps it is time for some "Big Brother" surveillance in soccer, too.
There isn't much Dwayne De Rosario hasn't accomplished in his decorated MLS career.
Having played for some of the world's best teams, Thierry Henry knows the MLS All Stars will face a daunting task against Manchester United in the league's annual mid-season classic.
"It's nice for the fans," said Henry, who had his day in the Premier League with Arsenal. "They are going to see some of the best players in the world. We all know we are playing against Man United. It's going to be a difficult game and we're going to try to keep the ball, which is not an easy one against them."
"Man United is Man United," Henry said. "I think everybody, in a way, expects them to win. We are going to try to cause an upset and see how we can do it. We all know it is going to be a difficult one, but we will try."