First Impressions - DC United 0 : 1 New England Revolution
I don't believe in jinxes, karma, or curses. I do however believe in narrative irony. And so, after three months of DC getting by while playing substandard soccer, it seems natural that they would finally put it all together. And lose on an early goal. This is the kind of loss that drives people to reading existentialist literature. Or, failing that, it drives me to sweet booze.
It was not a repeat of the 2005 Chicago Massacre. No, this was just DC being victimized by the tyrrany of soccer's "the best team won't always win" attitude. Given that DC exploited that same rule enough over its history, it's only natural that the grandfather clock of fate chimed a bit earlier for us once.
I'm sure there's analysis that should be done, and will be done, but if nothing else I'm glad that the team I rooted for at the beginning of the season, the team that won the Supporter's Shield, the team that I was looking for since the all-star break... I'm glad I got to see that team one last time, even in defeat.
PS - Yes, I'm drinking. I may have to call in sick tomorrow.