First Impressions - DC United 1 : 1 New England Revolution
United put together their best game of the regular season, with a strong but goalless opening forty-five minutes. Strange as it sounds, after United controlled play as well as they did, I expected New England to get a goal against the run of play, which is exactly what happened. However, United finally got a break with a cheap penalty which Moreno put away. It was a cheap call, but given that referee Terry Vaughn missed Christian Gomez getting mugged in the box, I can't say that the game was reffed unfairly. Vaughn had a classic poor calls on both sides match. In a strange way, I think Joseph's red card ejection helped New England, since they had a ready excuse to pack it in and go out on with the draw.
Still, there are way more positives than negatives coming out of this match, some expected, and some that surprised me. If you saw this game, you saw a team that played an order of magnitude better than what we have seen to date. This was improvement. By a great deal. Even if we had lost, we saw more than we'd seen to date.