Black-and-Red fall short in bid for season sweep
Orlando, Fla. (June 14, 2015) – D.C. United (8-5-4, 28 points) missed out on an opportunity to claim three victories in a row over Orlando City, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Lions (5-5-5, 20 points) before 30,054 at the Citrus Bowl.
Bill Hamid saved a penalty kick by Kaká in the 30th minute but the Brazilian attacker headed in the rebound for the game’s only goal.
Despite the loss, United remains in first place in the Eastern Conference at the midway point of its 2015 season (17 games played).
D.C. United returns to action against New England on Sunday, June 21 (ESPN2, 5).
*D.C. United lost back-to-back games for the first time in 2015, and the first time since August 2014 (1-0 at Houston on 8/3/14, 3-0 at Real Salt Lake on 8/9/14).
*D.C. United lost for the first time against Orlando City after a 1-0 victory at the Citrus Bowl onApril 3 and a 2-1 win at RFK Stadium on May 13. United’s overall record against Orlando City is 2-1-0.
*D.C. United utilized its 16th different starting lineup in 17 games.
*Head Coach Ben Olsen’s overall record is now 57-69-39. He is 2-1-0 vs. Orlando City.
D.C. United (8-5-4, 28 points) vs. Orlando City (5-5-5, 20 points)
MLS regular season
June 14, 2015 – Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
Goals by Period 1 2 Total
D.C. United 0 0 0
Orlando City 1 0 1
ORL: Kaká 7
DC: Davy Arnaud (foul) 23’
D.C. United lineup:
Bill Hamid; Taylor Kemp, Steven Birnbaum, Bobby Boswell, Chris Korb; Chris Rolfe (Luis Silva 78’), Perry Kitchen, Davy Arnaud, Nick DeLeon (Conor Doyle 74’); Fabián Espíndola, Jairo Arrieta (Miguel Aguilar 57’)
Unused Substitutes: Andrew Dykstra, Luke Mishu, Kofi Opare, Jared Jeffrey
Orlando City lineup:
Tally Hall; Rafael Ramos, Sean St. Ledger, Aurelien Collin, Luke Boden; Eric Avila, Cristian Higuita, Lewis Neal (Amobi Okugo 83’), Brek Shea; Pedro Ribeiro (Carlos Rivas 83’), Kaká (Harrison Heath 90’)
Unused Substitutes: Donovan Ricketts, Seb Hines, Tyler Turner, Danny Mwanga
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistant Referees: Craig Lowry, Brian Poeschel
Fourth Official: Marcos de Oliveira