MLS Preseason 2021: DC United tie Greenville Triumph in Hernan Losada’s first match

D.C. United played their first preseason recreation under new coach Hernan Losada on Saturday, battling USL League One side Greenville Triumph to a 1-1 draw at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

The Black & Red’s goal got here via forward Kimarni Smith, the No. 4 general selection within the 2021 SuperDraft who beforehand starred at Clemson College. Smith equalized at 1-1 within the twenty ninth minute, nodding home a cross from Homegrown midfielder Griffin Yow.

Greenville, who’re led by former D.C. United midfielder John Harkes, took a 1-0 lead within the twenty seventh minute. D.C. additionally practically went forward via Adrien Perez within the 62nd minute after a Julian Gressel cross, however the former LAFC forward’s try was known as offside.

Because it stands, D.C. are scheduled to play 4 extra preseason video games earlier than opening their 2021 MLS season on April 17 at home against New York City FC. 

Goals

  • 27’ – GVL
  • 29’ – DC – Kimarni Smith

Lineups

D.C. United, first interval: Academy player – Michael DeShields, Trialist #1, Trialist #2 – Griffin Yow, Trialist #3, Junior Moreno, Kimarni Smith – Yordy Reyna, Edison Flores, Ola Kamara

D.C. United, second interval: Chris Seitz – Donovan Pines, Frederic Brillant, Brendan Hines-Ike – Joseph Mora, Moses Nyeman, Russell Canouse, Julian Gressel – Adrien Perez, Erik Sorga, Yamil Asad 

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