DC United uneven, Nats post best April in DC, Caps exit playoffs

Wednesday at RFK Stadium, DC United won the US Open Cup play-in game against FC Dallas 4-2 in front of a crowd of 2,804. 17-year old rookie, Andy Najar scored a goal and an assist on the evening. On Saturday, United lost 2-0 against the New York Red Bulls, the MLS Eastern Conference top team. Next up for United is on Cinco De Mayo vs. the Kansas City Wizards at 7 p.m. at RFK.
The first month of the 2010 season marked one of the best April records for the Nationals since they moved here from Montreal in 2005. They had a record of 13-10 to close out the month. Although April was a good month for them, May did not start off so well. They lost 7-1 to the Florida Marlins on Saturday night and 9-3 on Sunday in Florida. With an off-day on Monday they come back home for a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins. Tuesday is also a t-shirt Tuesday for the first 10,000 fans that walk through the turnstiles.
The Capitals season ended earlier than fans expected as they fell in Game 7 of the playoffs to the Montreal Canadians, 2-1. It was an awful way to end the series on home-ice after leading the series 3-1. The Caps power play was the best in the regular season at 25 percent effectiveness. In the playoffs, it was 1-33. The most used sports saying that Caps fans can say again is, “There is always next year.” Hopefully they will have another exciting run to the Stanley Cup playoffs next season.

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