This Week in Sports
10/25/2012, 6:25 a.m.
Howard University quarterback Greg McGhee is tackled in the second half of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football action before a homecoming crowd of 10,305 at Greene Stadium in Northwest on Saturday, Oct 20. McGhee added 44 yards on 10 carries as the Bison amassed 259 yards on the ground. "This was a must win, not only because it was homecoming, but because it is an MEAC game," explained Howard head coach Gary Harrell. "Our goal is to finish these last five games 5-0, so this is a good start." /Photo by John E. De Freitas
Morgan State running back Travis Davidson sprints past Howard's Julien David and scores a first-quarter touchdown at Greene Stadium in Northwest on Saturday, Oct. 20. Davidson finished with 104 yards on 27 carries. He also scored his 11th rushing touchdown of the season and rushed for over 100 yards for the fifth consecutive game. /Photo by John E. De Freitas
Morgan State's Nathan Ayers and Howard's David Wilson pursue a loose football in the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Greene Stadium in Northwest. Howard defeated Morgan State 21-20 before a standing-room-only-crowd. /Photo by John E. De Freitas
D.C. United players celebrate with a sellout crowd of 19,647 at the end of the team's final home game of the season. The United defeated the Columbus Crew 3-2 on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Southeast. The win ended a five-year postseason drought. "It was like the old days," said head coach Ben Olsen, who played with the United for 12 seasons. "I don't like to bring up the old days very often, but the feeling in that [stadium] felt like the good old days, and I would like to keep that around." /Photo by John E. De Freitas
D.C. United captain Chris Pontius battles Columbus Crew defender Sebastian Miranda early in the first half of Major League Soccer action at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Southeast on Saturday, Oct. 20. The United defeated Columbus 3-2 and clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs in the team's final home game of the season. "Relief, excitement - it's been a long time coming," leading scorer Chris Pontius said. "Everyone is excited for the opportunity. We're sitting in a good position. We put ourselves in a good position." /Photo by John E. De Freitas
D.C. United's Nick DeLeon set a rookie scoring record with his sixth goal of the season. The D.C. United defeated the Columbus Crew 3-2 on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Southeast and clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs. /Photo by John E. De Freitas