DC United defeats Ronaldinho and AC Milan 3-2 in international friendly at RFK Stadium

The team in black and red put on a show in front of a raucous crowd of 30,367 at RFK Stadium Wednesday night, but it wasn’t AC Milan. DC United, not the Rossoneri, was the team that provided world-class play as United outlasted AC Milan 3-2.

United’s fan club Barra Brava did their usual rowdy chants and celebrations at old school, rusty RFK, which is still one of the best football stadiums in the country. Supporters of AC Milan were also out in full force, creating an electric atmosphere.

It looked like DC United would be in for a long night when less than a minute into the game, Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho served up a no look pass to Pato. But United goalie Bill Hamid, 19, challenged Pato and caught his shot from close range.

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