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Nightmare trip ends in DC defeat
Published : 25 Jul 2010 10:43:00
Portsmouth rounded off a nightmare trip to Washington with a 4-0 defeat to MLS side DC United in their latest pre-season friendly. Former Manchester City, Notts County and Hull striker Danny Allsopp hit a hat-trick to down a Pompey side who turned out at the RFK Stadium with luck firmly against them. A cancelled flight meant Steve Cotterill's side arrived in the United States capital just hours before kick-off having had little sleep, no training and minus 14 bags which went missing en route, which included their kit. They were then forced to borrow United's away strip as they battled through in Washington's hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius.