Wednesday, February 23, 2011
D.C. United holds off UC Santa Barbara
By Scott French
Brett Blakeschneider has found California to his liking. The rookie forward came off the bench to score again for D.C. United, lifting the Major League Soccer club to a 1-0 victory Tuesday night over UC Santa Barbara in the Gauchos' “Soccer Heaven Spring Festival.”
Blakeschneider, a supplemental-draft selection, came off the bench in the 79th minute and scored in the 81st from Brandon Barklage's assist.
Blakeschneider tallied twice in a victory Sunday morning over the Ventura County Fusion. D.C. meets Chivas USA on Friday at the Home Depot Center. The club is training for 11 days at Oxnard College.
UC Santa Barbara alum Chris Pontius (Yorba Linda/Servite HS) played the first half for D.C. U.S. national-teamer Charlie Davies again got the call in the second half.
First half: Pat Onstad; Jay Zayner, Perry Kitchen, Dejan Jakovic, Daniel Woolard; Andy Najar, Kurt Morsink, Branko Boskovic, Santino Quaranta; Joseph Ngwenya, Chris Pontius.
Second half: Joe Willis; Chris Korb, Ethan White, Rodrigo Bracesco, Marc Burch; Fred, Clyde Simms, Stephen King (Blake Brettschneider, 79), Brandon Barklage; Josh Wolff, Charlie Davies.