2010 D.C. United season

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D.C. United
2010 season
General Manager Dave Kasper
Head Coach Ben Olsen
Stadium RFK Stadium
MLS Conference: 8th
Overall: 16th
MLS Cup Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup Semifinalis
Carolina Challenge Cup Winners
Atlantic Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Honduras Andy Najar (5)
All:
Australia Danny Allsopp (8)
Highest home attendance 30,367
vs. Milan (May 25
Exhibition)
Lowest home attendance 2,089
vs. Harrisburg City (July 21
U.S. Open Cup)
Average home league attendance 14,479
Home colors
Away colors

The 2010 D.C. United season was the club's 16th year of existence, as well as their 15th season in Major League Soccer, and their 15th consecutive season in the top flight of American soccer.

After three seasons with Tom Soehn, Soehn resigned from duty on mutual agreement, and became the Athletic Director for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. On December 28, 2009, United announced the signing of Curt Onalfo, the former Kansas City Wizards coach who had previously been fired following a 6–0 defeat to Dallas in August 2009.

United began the season by with a 4–0 defeat from Kansas City at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on March 27. Their final match was a 3–2 loss to Toronto at RFK Stadium on October 23. Statistically, the 2010 season was United's worst overall season on record in MLS, tallying a record 20 losses, and 17 games being shut out, which broke the original record of 15. United also set the record for fewest goals scored in an MLS season (21) shattering the old record set by Toronto in 2007 when the Reds only scored 24. The poor record resulted in their head coach, Onalfo, being fired on August 4, becoming the first United coach in history to be fired during a regular season. Subsequently, Ben Olsen became the interim coach for the remainder of the season.

Although the team had an abysmal regular season showing, they excelled in U.S. Open Cup competition, making a run to the semifinals, before bowing out against Columbus.

Background[edit]

Preseason[edit]

To prepare for the 2010 season, United participated in the Carolina Challenge Cup, hosted friendlies at the IMG Academy in Florida, as well as traveled to Mexico to take on Santos Laguna.

Regular season[edit]

March–April[edit]

La Barra Brava display a tifo referencing the 2011 film Paul during a match against the L.A. Galaxy

D.C. United began their fifteenth Major League Soccer regular season on the road with a match against the Kansas City Wizards on March 27, 2010 followed by their first home match against the New England Revolution on April 3, 2010. Then they faced the Philadelphia Union.[1] United would drop three more consecutive season games in April, which led the club off to a 0–5–0 start, their worst in franchise history.

Their first match of April was on April 3, where United fell late against the Revolution thanks to two goals from Kevin Mansally in the 80th and 82nd minutes.[2] It was the first time in seven years that United fell at home against the Revolution.[3]

On April 10, United traveled out to Philadelphia to take on an expansion MLS franchise, the Philadelphia Union, at Lincoln Financial Field. In front of a crowd of 34,000, United lost 3–2 in the Union's home-opener.[4] In spite of the loss, goals from Santino Quaranta and Jaime Moreno accounted for United's first goals of the 2010 season.

A week later, United had their worst start of the season, falling 2–0 to the Chicago Fire at home, giving the club an 0–3–0 home record, and a 0–2–0 away record.[5] In spite of the poor start, there were some signs of good things to come, with United taking in their first victory since the Carolina Challenge Cup during a U.S. Open Cup play-on proper match against Dallas on April 28. There, United took a 4–2 win, and edged closer to Open Cup qualification.[6]

May[edit]

May started off on poor terms for United. On May 1, in an Atlantic Cup derby match against New York Red Bulls, United lost at home to the Red Bulls for the first time since 2003, as well as broke their 1996 record for worst start of the season, losing their first five matches.

Onalfo received sharp criticism from fans and the media alike, but expressed hope and optimism for a turnaround during the season. Some minor hope was restored on May 5, when United avenged their four-goal defeat against Kansas City earlier in March. Thanks to a pair of goals from the recently acquired Danny Allsopp, United won 2–1, as the Wizards became the first MLS club to lose to United since March.

You know, we're just not clicking right now. Maybe we're going to have to sacrifice some goats or some chickens, because we have to get this [losing streak] off of us. You have to stay positive, we have to keep our heads up, because we have to learn and we a young team that can learn from our mistakes.

Troy Perkins, D.C. United goalkeeper following their 0–5–0 start, subsequent to their 2–0 defeat to New York Red Bulls.[7]

United remained in the cellar of the Eastern Conference, as well as the overall standings, as they lost their next three games: two in Texas and one at home. Frustration continued to mount as their May 8 and May 15 matches against Dallas and Colorado, respectively, both ended in one-goal defeats.

A 2–0 loss in Houston left United far in last with goals scored (5) and far in front with goals allowed (16).

In the wrath of a horrendous start to the season, United had scheduled a friendly against the Italian Serie A giants, A.C. Milan. Although missing several of their regular starters, it was expected to be a very, ugly, one-sided match. Ironically, United would pull of a shock 3–2 victory over Milan in front of nearly 31,000 fans at RFK Stadium.

The confidence from the Milan-match benefited United in their next two matches; a May 29 come-from-behind victory hosting Chivas USA and a U.S. Open Cup qualifier against Real Salt Lake on June 2.

June[edit]

June began with a pair of matches against Real Salt Lake; one for the U.S. Open Cup, and another for the regular season; both at RFK Stadium. The Open Cup match was played on June 2, with United beating Real Salt Lake 2–1, thanks an Andy Najar-goal after extra time. Three days later, the two sides would play again at the same venue, with the teams drawing no goals apiece.

The success continued from their three victories in the past four games, with United winning their first game on the road for the 2010 season. Before the World Cup break, United defeated the Seattle Sounders FC 3–2 at Qwest Field; a game where United had a three-goal lead thanks a hat trick from Chris Pontius, his first of his career.

During the World Cup break, United scheduled an exhibition match against El Salvador's national team as a fundraiser for the Spanish Catholic Center and United for D.C.. United would win the friendly thanks to Adam Christman's lone goal in the 54th minute of play. It has been alleged that many of the Salvadorean players colluded to throw the match.[8] Following the break, United would travel to Columbus to take on the Crew, where they would fall 2–0, accounting for their first and only loss of the month.

United ended the month with a 2–0 victory against the Richmond Kickers at George Mason Stadium. The match was a U.S. Open Cup fourth round match, and United would then play Harrisburg City on July 8 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. With a record of 4–1–1 in all competitions in June, it was United's most successful month of the year.

July[edit]

United started off the fourth month of their campaign one level terms that continued from June. This included a pair of back-to-back road draws at San Jose on July 3 and against their rivals the New York Red Bulls on July 10.

Although they grabbed two road points, they lost consecutively at home. On July 15, a late 89th-minute shot from Roger Levesque gave the Seattle Sounders a 1–0 victory over United. Goals from Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle of Los Angeles gave the Galaxy a 2–1 victory against United. The two loses saw United return to last place, relinquishing their brief stint in 14th and 15th place.

In spite of their lack of victory during the month, they continued to find success in the U.S. Open Cup in which United won their quarterfinal-match on July 21 against USL Second Division's Harrisburg City, 2–0. The victory would send United to play against Columbus later next month.

The success in the U.S. Open Cup mounted as they thrashed Premier League-relegated Portsmouth 4–0 on July 24. Some was to blame the lack of sleep and lost luagge from Portsmouth during their North American Tour.

United ended a stony note when traveling to Rio Tinto on July 31 to take on the second-place Real Salt Lake. Goals from RSL's panel of stars including Robbie Findley and Alvaro Saborio saw United crash to a 3–0 defeat to end the month.

August[edit]

La Barra Brava display a tifo supporting head coach Ben Olsen during a match against FC Dallas

On August 5, following a league-worst 3–12–3 start to the season, head coach Curt Onlafo was fired. Subsequently, ex-D.C. United player, and assistant coach Ben Olsen became interim head coach for the remainder of the season. His first game as interim head coach was the August 7 league match against New England.

United then dropped another home match against FC Dallas, 3–1 on August 14 before achieving their first win a week later.

Under Olsen's leadership, United earned their first win in over two months in a 2–0 victory over local rivals, the Philadelphia Union on August 22. Danny Allsopp netted both goals, leading him to be the club's scoring leader for the season. The win was soon negated by a 1–0 loss at Chivas USA a few days later.

In hope to salvage their abysmal season, United played a full strength lineup in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals against Eastern Conference-rival Columbus Crew. Thanks to Hernández's 13th-minute penalty kick, United took a 1–0 lead over Columbus for nearly the entire match; however, in the last minute of play, an own goal by Mark Burch forced the game to go into overtime, where a penalty kick from the Crew's captain, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, ultimately led United to bow out of the tournament.

The 2–1 defeat to Columbus made it the first time since 2007 United failed to reach the Open Cup finals. The loss ultimately has made it incredibly difficult and arduous to qualify for the 2011–12 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League.

September[edit]

United would start the month off play against Columbus, once again, at home. A 23rd-minute mishap from keeper Bill Hamid was capitalized by Guillermo Barros Schelotto, which proved to be the difference in the match.

Following the match, having no change for a U.S. Open Cup title, nor a chance to qualify for the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League, United took the role of playing the spoiler team, seeing there was virtually little to no chance in qualifying for the play-offs. On September 11, United faced long odds when playing at Toronto FC's BMO Field, where the Reds had only surrendered one loss all season; a 1–4 defeat to New York Red Bulls. In spite of this, an 82nd minute header from Julius James kept United's slim play-off hopes alive, and increased the gap between Seattle and Toronto in their play-off chase.

Things would not get easier for United, as they would then have to travel to Los Angeles to take on the MLS-league leaders. Thanks to Andy Najar's 60th minute opener, it seemed as if United would accomplish perhaps the greatest upset during the MLS season. It would fail to be the case thanks to two quick goals from Galaxy captain, Landon Donovan, who netted a pair of goals in the 81st and 86th minute; giving LA the 2–1 victory over the Black-and-Red.

The loss saw United drop to 5–17–3, and mathematically eliminated the club from playoff contention.

A 3–1 home loss against Houston Dynamo on September 25 resulted in United being five points behind Chivas USA, the 15th-place MLS club; the farthest United had been out of last place all season.

October[edit]

Moreno celebrating his 133rd career goal during his final professional game

United would win 1–0 against Colorado Rapids and not give up a goal after scoring. Danny Allsopp scored. It was their first away win in Colorado since 2001.

During the majority of the month, the club began to work on rebuilding plans for the team. This started out with the signing of Guyanese international, JP Rodrigues on loan from Miami FC of the USSF D2 Pro League. They also signed Junior from Brazil.

DC United lost its 19th game 2–0 to San Jose, marking their tenth loss at home, a team worst, as well as the 16th time this season they were shut out, an MLS record. Although United nabbed another point on the road at Chicago Fire to further improve their road record, United grew the MLS record for most shut-outs in a single season (17). The match was Brian McBride's farewell match in Toyota Park.

In Jaime Moreno's final match of his 14-year career with D.C., he started and played 80 minutes in the club's season finale against Toronto FC. Moreno scored on a penalty kick in the 38th minute, but United dropped their 11th at home and their 20th overall to end the season, 3–2.

November[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 D.C. United season.

On November 3, midfielder Andy Najar won the Rookie of the Year Award,[9] ahead of fellow rivals New York's defender, Tim Ream and Philadelphia Union's striker, Danny Mwanga. He was the first United player to win the award since Ben Olsen did so in 1998.

Two weeks later, on November 15, the United and striker Danny Allsopp mutually agreed to terminate his contract valued at $217,000 guaranteed pay from the club. Allsopp was expected to return to Australia's A-League.

Club[edit]

2010 roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Chase Harrison
2 Trinidad and Tobago DF Julius James
3 Bolivia DF Juan Manuel Peña
4 United States DF Marc Burch
5 Canada DF Dejan Jakovic
6 Costa Rica MF Kurt Morsink
7 United States FW Adam Cristman
9 Australia FW Danny Allsopp
11 Spain MF Carlos Varela
12 El Salvador MF Christian Castillo
12 United States DF Jed Zayner
13 United States FW Chris Pontius
14 Honduras MF Andy Najar
15 United States DF Barry Rice
16 United States DF Jordan Graye
No. Position Player
17 United States MF Conor Shanosky
18 United States DF Devon McTavish
19 United States MF Clyde Simms
20 United States MF Stephen King
21 Argentina FW Pablo Hernández (on loan from Defensor Sporting)
22 Costa Rica MF Rodney Wallace
23 United States GK Troy Perkins
24 United States MF Brandon Barklage
25 United States MF Santino Quaranta
27 Montenegro MF Branko Bošković
28 United States GK Bill Hamid
30 Brazil MF Junior Carreiro
31 Guyana DF J. P. Rodrigues (on loan from Miami FC)
99 Bolivia FW Jaime Moreno (captain)

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach United States Ben Olsen
Assistant Coach & Technical Director United States Chad Ashton
Assistant Coach United States Kris Kelderman
Assistant Coach United States Mark Simpson
General Manager United States Dave Kasper
Team Administrator Bolivia Francisco Tobár
Managing Director United States Erik Stover
Fitness Coach United States Randy Rocha
Athletic Trainer United States Brian Goodstein
Asst. Athletic & Fitness Trainer Canada Pete Calabrese
Team Operations Costa Rica Steve Olivarez

Last updated: September 19
Source: D.C. United Official Website

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous club Fee Ref
January 8, 2010 Australia Danny Allsopp Qatar Al-Rayyan Undisclosed [10]
January 14, 2010 United States Troy Perkins Norway Vålerenga Undisclosed [11]
January 14, 2010 United States Jordan Graye Unattached Drafted [12]
January 21, 2010 Belgium Floribert N'Galula Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam Free [13]
February 3, 2010 United States Adam Cristman United States Kansas City Wizards Trade [14]
March 5, 2010 Costa Rica Kurt Morsink Unattached Free [15]
March 17, 2010 Jamaica Lyle Adams United States Austin Aztex Free [16]
March 22, 2010 Honduras Andy Najar United States D.C. United U-20's Academy [17]
March 25, 2010 Bolivia Juan Manuel Peña Spain Celta de Vigo Free [18]
April 28, 2010 Brazil Luciano Emilio Brazil Rio Branco Undisclosed [19]
April 30, 2010 United States Stephen King United States Seattle Sounders Trade [20]
June 14, 2010 Montenegro Branko Bošković Austria Rapid Wein Free [21]
August 5, 2010 United States Jed Zayner United States Columbus Crew Trade [22]
August 13, 2010 United States Conor Shanosky United States D.C. United U-20's Academy [23]
September 14, 2010 Spain Carlos Varela Switzerland Xamax Free [24]
September 15, 2010 Brazil Junior Brazil Náutico Undisclosed [24]

Out[edit]

Date Player Destination club Fee Ref
November 20, 2009 United States Ben Olsen Retired Retired [25]
November 27, 2009 United States Andrew Jacobson United States Philadelphia Union Expansion Draft [26]
December 23, 2009 United States Greg Janicki Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Pre-Draft Trade [27][28]
January 10, 2010 Brazil Luciano Emilio Brazil Rio Blanco Free [29]
January 11, 2010 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ange N'Silu Released
January 11, 2010 Serbia Miloš Kočić Canada Toronto Released
January 13, 2010 Brazil Fred United States Philadelphia Union Pre-draft Trade [30]
January 20, 2010 Burundi David Habarugira Released [31]
March 5, 2010 United States John DiRaimondo United States Richmond Kickers Released [32]
March 6, 2010 Belgium Floribert N'Galula Finland TPS Released [33]
March 31, 2010 United States Ely Allen United States NSC Minnesota Undisclosed [34]
April 16, 2010 United States Josh Wicks Finland Mariehamn Released [35]
April 30, 2010 South Africa Ty Shipalane United States Harrisburg City Released [35]
April 30, 2010 Jamaica Lyle Adams Released [35]
July 16, 2010 Brazil Luciano Emilio Uruguay Danubio Free [36]
June 29, 2010 El Salvador Christian Castillo El Salvador Alianza Released [37]
July 27, 2010 South Africa Thabiso Khumalo United States Louisville Lightning Released [38]
September 16, 2010 United States Carey Talley United States New York Red Bulls Trade [39]

Loan[edit]

In[edit]

Player From Start End Ref
El Salvador Cristian Castillo Mexico León December 18, 2009 June 29, 2010 [40]
Argentina Pablo Hernández Uruguay Defensor Sporting July 1, 2010 December 31, 2010 [41]
Guyana JP Rodrigues United States Miami October 1, 2010 December 31, 2010

Out[edit]

Player Loaned to Start End Ref
South Africa Ty Shipalane United States Richmond Kickers April 16, 2010 April 20, 2010 [35]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

Last updated on November 7.[42]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer U.S. Open Cup Carolina Challenge Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 United States GK Chase Harrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Trinidad and Tobago DF Julius James 29 1 22 1 4 0 3 0
3 Bolivia DF Juan Manuel Peña 14 0 10 0 1 0 3 0
4 United States DF Marc Burch 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
5 Canada DF Dejan Jakovic 24 0 19 0 2 0 3 0
6 Costa Rica MF Kurt Morsink 27 0 20 0 5 0 2 0
7 United States FW Adam Cristman 25 4 17 2 6 2 2 0
9 Australia FW Danny Allsopp 28 9 22 5 6 4 0 0
11 Spain MF Carlos Varela 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
12 El Salvador MF Christian Castillo 15 1 10 0 2 1 3 0
12 United States DF Jed Zayner 16 0 14 0 2 0 0 0
13 United States FW Chris Pontius 20 3 17 3 3 0 0 0
14 Honduras MF Andy Najar 32 7 26 5 6 2 0 0
16 United States DF Jordan Graye 27 0 20 0 4 0 3 0
17 United States MF Conor Shanosky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 United States DF Devon McTavish 25 0 19 0 3 0 3 0
19 United States MF Clyde Simms 26 1 20 0 6 1 0 0
20 United States MF Stephen King 24 0 19 0 2 0 3 0
21 Argentina MF Pablo Hernández 16 1 14 0 2 1 0 0
22 Costa Rica DF Rodney Wallace 16 0 12 0 4 0 0 0
23 United States GK Troy Perkins 28 0 22 0 3 0 3 0
24 United States MF Brandon Barklage 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
25 United States MF Santino Quaranta 36 3 27 2 6 1 3 0
27 Montenegro MF Branko Bošković 16 1 13 0 3 1 0 0
28 United States GK Bill Hamid 11 0 8 0 3 0 0 0
30 Brazil MF Junior Carreiro 6 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
31 Guyana DF J.P. Rodrigues 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
99 Bolivia FW Jaime Moreno 28 9 21 4 4 1 3 4

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by competition level when total goals are equal.

Last updated on October 24, 2010.
Position Nation Number Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Carolina Challenge Cup Total
1 Australia 9 Danny Allsopp 5 4 0 9
3 Honduras 11 Andy Najar 5 2 0 7
3 Bolivia 99 Jaime Moreno 2 1 4 7
4 United States 7 Adam Cristman 2 2 0 4
5 United States 13 Chris Pontius 3 0 0 3
6 United States 25 Santino Quaranta 2 1 0 3
7 Trinidad and Tobago 2 Julius James 1 0 0 1
= Montenegro 27 Branko Bošković 0 1 0 1
= El Salvador Christian Castillo 0 1 0 1
= Brazil Luciano Emilio 0 1 0 1
= Argentina 21 Pablo Hernández 0 1 0 1
= South Africa Thabiso Khumalo 0 1 0 1

Disciplinary[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.

Last updated on November 1, 2010[43]
Position Nation Number Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Carolina Challenge Cup Total (USSF Total)
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
DF Trinidad and Tobago 2 Julius James 7 0 0 1 7 1
MF Honduras 14 Andy Najar 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
MF Costa Rica 6 Kurt Morsink 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
MF United States 25 Santino Quaranta 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
DF United States Carey Talley 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
FW Australia 9 Danny Allsopp 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
FW El Salvador Cristian Castillo 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FW Bolivia 99 Jaime Moreno 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
DF Canada 5 Dejan Jakovic 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
MF United States 4 Marc Burch 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW United States 13 Chris Pontius 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF United States 16 Jordan Graye 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF United States 18 Devon McTavish 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF United States 20 Stephen King 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF United States 24 Brandon Barklage 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF Montenegro 27 Branko Bošković 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 49 2 3 1 0 0 52 3

Formation[edit]

Starting XI vs. Chicago Fire on Oct. 16.

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United States
Perkins
United States
McTavish
Canada
Jakovic
Trinidad and Tobago
James
United States
Zayner
Costa Rica
Morsink
Honduras
Najar
United States
Quaranta
United States
King
Australia
Allsopp
Argentina
Hernández

Overall[edit]

Games played 35 (30 MLS, 5 U.S. Open Cup)
Games won 10 (6 MLS, 4 U.S. Open Cup)
Games drawn 4 (4 MLS)
Games lost 21 (20 MLS, 1 U.S. Open Cup)
Goals scored 32
Goals conceded 52
Goal difference −20
Clean sheets 8
Yellow cards 49
Red cards 2
Worst discipline Trinidad and Tobago Julius James 7 Booked 0 Red card
Best result(s) W 2 – 0 (H) v PhiladelphiaMajor League Soccer – August 22, 2010
Worst result(s) L 4 – 0 (A) v Kansas CityMajor League Soccer – March 17, 2010
Most appearances United States Santino Quaranta (34)
Top scorer Australia Danny Allsopp (8)
Points Overall: 22/90 (24.44%)

Last updated: November 19, 2010
Source: Competitions' Wikipedia articles.

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
MLS 16th March 27 October 23
U.S. Open Cup Qualifier Semifinals April 28 September 1

Last updated: November 13, 2010
Source: Competitions

Preseason[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Carolina Challenge Cup[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

D.C. United's fifteenth season in Major League Soccer began on March 27 and ended on October 23. United finished in last place in both the Eastern Conference and the overall standings, for the first time since the 2002 season.

League table[edit]

Conference

Eastern Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 New York Red Bulls 51 30 15 9 6 38 29 +9
2 Columbus Crew 50 30 14 8 8 40 34 +6
3 Kansas City Wizards 39 30 11 13 6 36 35 +1
4 Chicago Fire 36 30 9 12 9 37 38 −1
5 Toronto FC 35 30 9 13 8 33 41 −8
6 New England Revolution 32 30 9 16 5 32 50 −18
7 Philadelphia Union 31 30 8 15 7 35 49 −14
8 D.C. United 22 30 6 20 4 21 47 −26
2010 MLS Cup Playoffs


Overall

Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Los Angeles Galaxy2 (W1) 59 30 18 7 5 44 26 +18
2 Real Salt Lake3 (W2) 56 30 15 4 11 45 20 +25
3 New York Red Bulls3 (E1) 51 30 15 9 6 38 29 +9
4 FC Dallas2 50 30 12 4 14 42 28 +14
5 Columbus Crew3 (E2) 50 30 14 8 8 40 34 +6
6 Seattle Sounders FC2 48 30 14 10 6 39 35 +4
7 Colorado Rapids2 46 30 12 8 10 44 32 +12
8 San Jose Earthquakes3 46 30 13 10 7 34 33 +1
9 Kansas City Wizards 39 30 11 13 6 36 35 +1
10 Chicago Fire 36 30 9 12 9 37 38 −1
11 Toronto FC1 35 30 9 13 8 33 41 −8
12 Houston Dynamo 33 30 9 15 6 40 49 −9
13 New England Revolution 32 30 9 16 5 32 50 −18
14 Philadelphia Union 31 30 8 15 7 35 49 −14
15 Chivas USA 28 30 8 18 4 31 45 −14
16 D.C. United 22 30 6 20 4 21 47 −26
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2011 U.S. Open Cup, 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League2
2010 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2011 U.S. Open Cup
2010 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • ^Note 1 - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team. If they qualify for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team not already qualified will be given a berth. Similarly, they cannot qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS. Rather, they can qualify through the Canadian Soccer Championship. If they qualify for the Champions League through MLS, then the highest placed team not already qualified will qualify.
  • ^Note 3 - 2011 SuperLiga berths are awarded to the top 4 finishing teams from MLS who do not qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
30 22 6 20 4 21 47 −26 3 11 1 12 25 −13 3 9 3 9 22 −13

Last updated: October 23, 2010
Source: MLSSoccer.com
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground A H A H H H A H A H H A A A A H H A A H H A H A A H A H A H
Result L L L L L W L L L W T W L T T L L L L L W L L W L L W L T L
Position 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 14 16 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Last updated: October 23, 2010.
Source: MLS Results & League table
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Recognition[edit]

MLS Rookie of the Year[edit]

Position Player Ref.
MF Honduras Andy Najar [9]

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Week's Statline
12 United States Chris Pontius 3G (39', 44', '79)

MLS All-Stars 2010[edit]

Position Player Note
FW Bolivia Jaime Moreno Commissioner's Pick

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "MLS clubs' 2010 Home Openers unveiled" (Press release). Major League Soccer. September 24, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.caughtoffside.com/2010/04/04/dc-united-0-2-new-england-revolution-mls-highlights-video/
  3. ^ http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/search/index.cfm?ac=searchdetail&pid=42387&pcid=115
  4. ^ http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/blogs/penalty-kicks/Philadelphia-Union-3-DC-United-2-90546504.html
  5. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2010/04/17/1883525/dc-united-0-2-chicago-fire-pappa-mcbride-strike-late-for
  6. ^ "D.C. United eliminates FC Dallas for second straight year, 4–2" (Press release). TheCup.us. April 29, 2010. Archived from the original on 1 December 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ Post-match quotes: United 0 – New York 2 D.C. United.
  8. ^ "Inside the Fixing: How a Gang Battered Soccer's Frail Integrity". New York Times. June 1, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/teen-phenom-najar-takes-mls-rookie-year
  10. ^ "D.C. United Signs Australian Striker". Washington Post. January 18, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Metro acquires Chris Albright for two draft picks". MetroFanatic.com. January 14, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Metro select Tchani, four others in SuperDraft". MetroFanatic.com. January 14, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  13. ^ "D.C. United signs Floribert N'Galula". D.C. United. January 21, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  14. ^ ksheldon. "DC United Acquires Forward Adam Cristman". D.C. United. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
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