2013 D.C. United season

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D.C. United
2013 season
General Manager Dave Kasper
Head Coach Ben Olsen
Stadium RFK Stadium
MLS Eastern Conference: 10th
Overall: 19th
MLS Cup Playoffs Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup Champions
Atlantic Cup Runner-up
Top goalscorer League: Dwayne De Rosario (3 goals)
Luis Silva (3 goals)
Kyle Porter (3 goals)
All: Dwayne De Rosario (8 goals)
Highest home attendance 18,019 vs. New York Red Bulls, 13 April 2013
Lowest home attendance 10,116 vs. Houston Dynamo, 8 May 2013
Average home league attendance Regular season: 13,718
Home colors
Away colors

The 2013 D.C. United season was the club's eighteenth, and their eighteenth season in Major League Soccer, the top division of American soccer. The regular season began on March 2 and concluded on October 27.[1]

Outside of MLS play, the club competed in the U.S. Open Cup. Also, for the first time in their history, they played in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic, a preseason tournament to be held in February, after participating in the Carolina Challenge Cup for the past five seasons.

After a promising 2012 campaign, United's form took a sharp turn downward as injuries, underachievement from offseason acquisitions, and a loss of form caused the team to suffer their worst season on record. The extremely poor season came as universal shock to fans and media, who thought United would be one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference, and a potential candidate for the MLS Cup title.

Despite their poor league play, United qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League by winning the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on 1 October. That marked their 12th major honor, tied for the most in North American soccer history.

Background: 2012 Season[edit]

After four consecutive seasons of failing to qualify for the playoffs, D.C. United returned to the playoffs by finishing second in the Eastern Conference, and third in the overall tables, amassing a total of 58 points from a record of 17–7–10 (wins, losses, draws).[2] In their return to the playoffs, D.C. United defeated their Atlantic Cup rivals, New York Red Bulls, 2–1 on aggregate. In the Eastern Conference Finals, D.C. United fell to Houston Dynamo 4–2 on aggregate, making it the furthest D.C. United went in the MLS Cup Playoffs since 2006.

Since neither the San Jose Earthquakes nor Sporting Kansas City reached MLS Cup 2012, D.C. United narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League,[3] which would have been United's third appearance in the newly revamped Champions League, their thirteenth overall CONCACAF club tournament, and their first since the 2009–10 season.

Elsewhere, United competed in the U.S. Open Cup, where they fell in the fourth round proper to Philadelphia Union in a penalty shoot-out. During the preseason, United won their third-straight Carolina Challenge Cup.

Review[edit]

Offseason[edit]

One of the largest offseason news was the departure of longtime CEO of the club, Kevin Payne, who had been the chief executive officer and president of the D.C. United franchise since its inception in 1994.[4] Payne left on November 27, 2012, reportedly on good terms with the club, to take over as the president of fellow Major League Soccer outfit, Toronto FC. He was announced as Toronto's president the next day, on November 28, 2012.[5]

Prior to the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft, United declined options on four players; Mike Chabala, Emiliano Dudar, Maicon Santos and Stephen King. Santos, was selected by Chicago Fire in the first round of the Re-Entry Draft. Held on December 3, 2012, Santos was the only selection in the first stage of the re-entry draft. The second stage was held on December 14, 2012. There, United selected former-Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder, John Thorrington.[6] In Thorrington's two seasons in Vancouver, he made 30 appearances.[6]

Preseason/February[edit]

As of December 14, D.C. United will participate in four preseason exhibitions prior to the start of the regular season. Participating in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic for the first time in franchise history, United open the exhibition tournament on February 9, 2013 against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the 2012 North American Soccer League (second division) champions. United will subsequently play against Sporting Kansas City and Montreal Impact.

Two weeks into the new year, the 2013 MLS SuperDraft was held, with D.C. United having the 17th overall pick. The club traded away their second round pick in this draft back in 2011 with New England Revolution.[7] Needing defensive depth, it was anticipated that United was going to select a defender from the draft to help bolster the defense, in which they ended up doing. The club selected Taylor Kemp from the Maryland Terrapins men's soccer program.

At the tail end of the winter transfer window, D.C. United announced they had sold midfielder Andy Najar to Belgian outfit Anderlecht. Najar was previously on a month-long loan to Anderlecht, with RSCA eventually exercising an option to purchase out his contract at the end of the loan. Najar became the first home grown player in Major League Soccer to be sold to an overseas club.

March–June[edit]

Ahead of the start of the regular season, Ben Olsen pressed that the club's goals were more than just qualifying for the playoffs, but qualifying for the CONCACAF Champions League, for the first time since the 2009–10 tournament. Several media outlets had the club returning to playoffs in preseason predictions, but in various spots due to offseason transactions and questions as to whether or not the 2013 squad was stronger than the 2012 squad. Many sought that the new ownership group was unwilling to spend on a higher-profile player.

The season began on the road, where the club suffered a late 2–0 loss at Houston. It was the second consecutive season in which D.C. United lost their opening match. The club form improved at home, where they picked up a win at home to Salt Lake and a draw on the road to New York.

After that though the club form dipped, as United went on a thirteen-match winless streak including 10 losses, seeing the team plummet to the bottom of the MLS table. The streak broke on June 22 when D.C. defeated San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 thanks to a penalty kick taken by Chris Pontius at the RFK Memorial, giving DC their second win after three months since their last.

Finish[edit]

On October 1, D.C. United won the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup by defeating Real Salt Lake in the final. This was a surprise to most observers, as DC was in the midst of a 12-game winless streak and had won only three regular-season games all year.

The team finished the year on Oct. 27 tied for the fewest regular-season wins, 3, of any team in MLS history. They won more games against MLS opponents, 4, in the US Open Cup than in the regular season, despite playing against MLS opponents in 34 regular-season games and only 4 Open Cup games.

Squad[edit]

Roster[edit]

Team management[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Major League Soccer March 2, 2013 October 27, 2013
U.S. Open Cup Third round May 28, 2013 October 1, 2013
Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic February 9, 2013 February 23, 2013

Source: Competitions

Preseason[edit]

Florida training camp[edit]

Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic[edit]

Group stage
Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
Montreal Impact 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 7
Sporting Kansas City 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 6
D.C. United 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
Tampa Bay Rowdies 3 0 3 0 1 9 –8 0
Consolation match[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 Supporters' Shield, 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21
4 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
5 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
6 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0
7 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
8 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
9 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0
10 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
11 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
12 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
14 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
15 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
16 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
17 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
18 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37
19 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Updated to matches played on October 2013. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion

1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A. (Canadian teams cannot qualify for the Champions League through MLS; the Canadian qualifier is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Championship.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League are:

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 3 7 24 22 59 −37 16 3 4 12 17 34 −17 0 3 12 5 25 −20

Last updated: 3 November 2013.
Source: Match results

Match results[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

2013 Indonesian Tour[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total MLS MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 United States DF James Riley 26 0 19+2 0 0+0 0 5+0 0
3 United States DF Dennis Iapichino 6 0 4+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
4 United States DF Brandon McDonald 13 0 11+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
5 Canada DF Dejan Jaković 20 0 17+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
6 Indonesia MF Syamsir Alam (on loan from Visé) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
7 Canada FW Dwayne De Rosario 28 8 17+6 3 0+0 0 5+0 5
8 United States MF John Thorrington 18 0 12+2 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
11 Brazil MF Marcelo Saragosa 8 0 4+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
12 United States MF Luis Silva 15 3 13+0 3 0+0 0 2+0 0
13 United States FW Chris Pontius 26 3 19+3 2 0+0 0 3+1 1
15 United States DF Ethan White 16 0 13+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
16 United States FW Casey Townsend (on loan to Richmond Kickers) 11 0 3+6 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
17 United States MF Conor Shanosky 7 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
18 United States MF Nick DeLeon 30 3 23+2 2 0+0 0 5+0 1
19 Canada MF Kyle Porter 28 3 18+7 3 0+0 0 3+0 0
20 Guatemala FW Carlos Ruiz 14 0 5+8 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
21 United States DF Daniel Woolard 31 0 27+0 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
22 United States DF Chris Korb 34 0 30+0 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
23 United States MF Perry Kitchen 36 1 31+0 1 0+0 0 5+0 0
24 England MF Lewis Neal 9 1 5+3 0 0+0 0 1+0 1
25 United States MF Jared Jeffrey 10 2 10+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 Colombia FW Lionard Pajoy 23 3 12+8 2 0+0 0 1+2 1
27 The Gambia MF Sainey Nyassi 16 0 7+7 0 0+0 0 0+2 0
28 United States GK Bill Hamid 26 0 25+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
29 Jamaica FW Michael Seaton 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 United States FW Conor Doyle (on loan from Derby County) 14 2 8+5 2 0+0 0 1+0 0
31 United States GK Joe Willis 13 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
32 United States MF Collin Martin 7 0 4+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 United States DF Taylor Kemp 10 0 7+1 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
50 United States GK Andrew Dykstra (on loan to Richmond Kickers) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who left the club during the 2013 season
3 United States DF Robbie Russell 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
9 Brazil FW Rafael (on loan from Bahia) 7 1 4+3 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
12 Brazil FW Raphael Augusto (on loan from Fluminense) 8 0 5+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 Panama MF Marcos Sánchez 9 0 6+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 United States MF Lance Rozeboom 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 Switzerland DF Alain Rochat 5 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
United States DF Evan Raynr 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Statistics current as of 3 November 2013
Source: D.C. United Season Statistics

Goalkeeping statistics[edit]

No. Nat Player Total MLS MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV
28 United States Bill Hamid 2250 39 1.54 76 2250 39 1.54 76 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 United States Joe Willis 810 20 2.22 28 810 20 2.22 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 United States Andrew Dykstra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 3060 59 3.76 104 3060 59 3.76 104 0 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics current as of 3 November 2013
Source: D.C. United Season Goalkeeping Statistics

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Pos No. Player MLS MLS Cup Playoffs US Open Cup Total
1 MF 7 Dwayne De Rosario 3 0 5 8
2 FW 26 Lionard Pajoy 2 0 1 3
MF 12 Luis Silva 3 0 0 3
FW 13 Chris Pontius 2 0 1 3
MF 19 Kyle Porter 3 0 0 3
6 FW 30 Conor Doyle 2 0 0 2
MF 25 Jared Jeffrey 2 0 0 2
MF 18 Nick DeLeon 2 0 0 2
9 FW 9 Rafael 1 0 0 1
MF 25 Perry Kitchen 1 0 0 1
MF 24 Lewis Neal 0 0 1 1

Top assists[edit]

Rank Pos No. Player MLS MLS Cup Playoffs US Open Cup Total
1 MF 25 Perry Kitchen 3 0 0 3
FW 13 Chris Pontius 2 0 1 3
3 MF 12 Luis Silva 1 0 1 2
FW 7 Dwayne De Rosario 2 0 0 2
5 DF 4 Brandon McDonald 1 0 0 1
DF 21 Daniel Woolard 1 0 0 1
MF 18 Nick DeLeon 1 0 0 1
MF 19 Kyle Porter 1 0 0 1
FW 26 Lionard Pajoy 0 0 1 1
MF 8 John Thorrington 1 0 0 1
DF 2 James Riley 1 0 0 1
MF 32 Collin Martin 1 0 0 1
FW 30 Conor Doyle 1 0 0 1
MF 24 Lewis Neal 1 0 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name MLS MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
22 United States DF Chris Korb 5 0 0 0 3 0 8 0
23 United States MF Perry Kitchen 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2 United States DF James Riley 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
21 United States DF Daniel Woolard 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
19 Canada MF Kyle Porter 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
8 United States MF John Thorrington 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
5 Canada DF Dejan Jaković 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
25 United States MF Jared Jeffrey 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
18 United States MF Nick DeLeon 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
15 United States DF Ethan White 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
26 Colombia FW Lionard Pajoy 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
28 United States GK Bill Hamid 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 Canada FW Dwayne De Rosario 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
11 Brazil MF Marcelo Saragosa 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 Guatemala FW Carlos Ruiz 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
9 Brazil FW Rafael 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 Switzerland DF Alain Rochat 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 United States MF Casey Townsend 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 United States FW Chris Pontius 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
24 England MF Lewis Neal 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 United States MF Luis Silva 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
32 United States MF Collin Martin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 The Gambia MF Sainey Nyassi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 United States DF Dennis Iapichino 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Statistics current as of 3 November 2013
Source: D.C. United Season Card Statistics

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
8 MF United States John Thorrington Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Selected in the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft December 14, 2012 [6]
29 FW Jamaica Michael Seaton The Academy Signed on to the first team as a HGP January 14, 2013 [8]
33 DF United States Taylor Kemp United States Maryland Terrapins Selected in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft January 17, 2013
MF United States Evan Raynr United States UCLA Bruins Selected in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft January 22, 2013
16 FW United States Casey Townsend United States Chivas USA Traded for 2014 MLS SuperDraft second round pick January 25, 2013 [9]
2 DF United States James Riley United States Chivas USA Traded for 2015 MLS SuperDraft second round pick February 15, 2013
20 FW Guatemala Carlos Ruiz Guatemala Municipal Acquired through MLS Allocation February 20, 2013 [10]
19 FW Canada Kyle Porter Canada FC Edmonton Undisclosed February 23, 2013 [11]
27 MF The Gambia Sainey Nyassi United States New England Revolution Free May 27, 2013
25 MF Switzerland Alain Rochat Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Traded for 2015 MLS SuperDraft second round pick June 6, 2013 [12]
25 MF United States Jared Jeffrey Germany Mainz 05 Waiver draft July 3, 2013
12 MF United States Luis Silva Canada Toronto FC Traded for allocation money July 9, 2013 [13]
32 MF United States Collin Martin United States The Academy Signed on to the first team as a HGP July 9, 2013
3 DF Switzerland Dennis Iapichino Canada Montreal Impact Free August 15, 2013 [14]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
8 MF Montenegro Branko Bošković Austria Rapid Wien Mutual agreement November 21, 2012 [15]
6 DF United States Mike Chabala United States Houston Dynamo Option declined December 3, 2012 [16]
19 DF Argentina Emiliano Dudar Switzerland Chiasso Option declined December 3, 2012 [16]
20 MF United States Stephen King TBD Option declined December 3, 2012 [16]
24 FW Brazil Maicon Santos United States Chicago Fire Option declined; selected in 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft December 3, 2012 [16]
14 MF Honduras Andy Najar Belgium Anderlecht Undisclosed fee, purchased contract from loan January 30, 2013 [17]
9 FW Albania Hamdi Salihi China Jiangsu Sainty Undisclosed February 3, 2013 [18]
55 DF Denmark Jan Frederiksen Denmark Vejle Kolding Released from training camp February 20, 2013
40 MF Cameroon Joseph Nane United States New York Cosmos Released from training camp February 20, 2013
37 MF Jamaica Shavar Thomas United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Released from training camp February 20, 2013
25 MF United States Lance Rozeboom United States Rochester Rhinos Released February 27, 2013 [18]
25 DF Switzerland Alain Rochat Switzerland BSC Young Boys $500K July 9, 2013 [19]

Loan in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Start End Source
9 FW Brazil Rafael Brazil Bahia January 9, 2013 December 31, 2013 [20]
6 MF Indonesia Syamsir Alam Belgium Visé January 25, 2013 June 30, 2013 [21]
25 MF Panama Marcos Sánchez Panama Tauro February 26, 2013 May 30, 2013 [22]
30 FW United States Conor Doyle England Derby County July 18, 2013 December 1, 2013 [23]

Loan out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned To Start End Source
14 MF Honduras Andy Najar Belgium Anderlecht January 7, 2013 January 31, 2013 [24]
16 FW United States Casey Townsend United States Richmond Kickers March 19, 2013 September 1, 2013 [25]
17 MF United States Conor Shanosky United States Richmond Kickers March 19, 2013 September 1, 2013 [25]
29 FW Jamaica Michael Seaton United States Richmond Kickers March 19, 2013 September 1, 2013 [25]
33 DF United States Taylor Kemp United States Richmond Kickers March 19, 2013 September 1, 2013 [25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ San Jose Earthquakes qualified for the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League by winning the Supporters' Shield, which is the trophy for the best regular season record. Sporting Kansas City, who had the second best regular season record, won the 2012 U.S. Open Cup, which earned themselves a berth into the Champions League. United, having the third best regular season record, would have qualified for the Champions League if either of the two clubs reached the MLS Cup final, since the two finalists are allocated additional Champions League berths.
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