May 23, 2011

United fall to Dutch powerhouse AJAX 2-1

Washington, D.C. - In a mid-season international friendly at RFK, D.C. United played host to Dutch football champions Ajax.

Although D.C. forward Blake Brettschneider was able to score a goal for the Black and Red, United fell 2-1 to the Dutch powerhouse on a late goal.

Head Coach Ben Olsen said after the match, On friendly experiences and being exposed to big teams:

"I’ve always loved [international friendlies]. I always had illusions of grandeur and thought they were going to buy me for millions of dollars (laughs) if I scored enough goals."

D.C. UNITED Line-up: Hamid (Cronin 46'); Woolard, White, Jakovic (Korb 46'), Barklage; Najar (Brasesco 71'), Kitchen (Shanosky 76'), McCarty (Fred 46'), Pontius (King 59'); Ngwenya, Quaranta (Brettschneider 46')

Next D.C. United International Friendly - July 23 vs Everton