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DCU-TFC, The Aftermath

It wasn't graceful by any means, but after four consecutive losses, D.C. United wasn't too concerned about aesthetics tonight.

Before we go any further, when was the last time three goals were scored in an MLS game by players as large as Danny Dichio and Gonzalo Peralta? (A combined 12 feet 5 inches and 410 pounds -- or the equivalent of a dozen Franco Niells). Any thoughts?

Read my match report with quotes by clicking here.

Video highlights available here.

Bonus Quotes.....

Tom Soehn, on the crowd: "Watching our fans, they could have a lot of doubts, but coming here playing at home, no matter what, they backed our guys, right down to the end, even when we were down, and that's such a big advantage coming in at a time when we really needed it."

Soehn, on the team: "We've dropped some results and it is wearing on everybody. But at no time have we pointed fingers and said, 'It's you, it's you.' We are fighting through this together and we are going to fight again, fight another day."

Soehn, on Luciano Emilio: "He was more attentive and more alert to the things he did last year - following up plays."

Kevin Payne, on suggestions that BMO Field has surpassed RFK for the best atmosphere in MLS: "Anybody that writes about their fans being the best in the league has never been here because it's not even close."

Payne, on the performance: "For me, it's not as much [about] the result as it's the way we played and dominated possession. ... They couldn't have had 10 minutes of possession the whole game. I thought it was a dominating performance, with two lapses that cost us goals. We probably should have had five or six goals, and if we keep playing like that, we are going to be all right."

PLAYER RATINGS
Wells 3; Namoff 6, McTavish 5, Peralta 5, Martinez 6; Quaranta 6, Simms 5, Gallardo 6, Fred 6; Moreno 5, Emilio 6. Subs: Burch 5, Mediate 5.

By Steve Goff  |  May 25, 2008; 12:44 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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