United News & Notes
*A reminder that the starting time for the DCU match at Chivas USA this Saturday is 11 p.m. ET. Fox Soccer Channel will provide live coverage.
*Midfielder Andrew Jacobson (ankle) has returned to training after sitting out last weekend. He is officially listed as probable. Ben Olsen (hamstring) is also "probable."
*Former DCU midfielder Dan Stratford is training with the club this week to prepare for possible trials in England this summer. He is in the process of finishing his phys ed degree at West Virginia University. Stratford has been in contact with Yeovil Town (League One) and Brentford (League Two).
For comments from Coach Tom Soehn, keep reading this thread.....
Reflecting on Saturday's tie.....
"They were our mistakes that really punished us. It's not necessarily that they did anything special."
On Olsen's hamstring.....
"I learn more every day. We leave [for Los Angeles] on Thursday. I'll know more Thursday."
On the results and late-game excitement.....
"We are dropping some points, which is concerning. It's a really funny league this year in the fact that there are so many ties and a lot of late goals. I'm not really sure I understand it. Our mentality going in is that we're not going to give up and fight until the end -- that's the reason why it has happened for us. Why it has happened everywhere, I'm not sure. ... We're creating a lot of opportunities, especially at home, and we're not putting teams away. That's coming back to bite us a little bit. The fact that we are having to squeak out results at the end of the game, that is what we have to get better at. But we also have to get better at eliminating our mistakes that are causing the goals. We are playing a pretty attractive brand of soccer -- the type we try to play -- we are creating a lot of opportunities and we are limiting opportunities on the other side. We are going in the right direction, but we still have some things to shore up."
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