First Impressions - DC United 2 : 1 CD Chivas USA
I hate cliches like "It's a funny ol' game," but, well, a game like this seems to call for it. United didn't look as dangerous or productive as they looked on Thursday night, and yet this time they get all three points. It wasn't a step up in effort, it wasn't even a plateau, but it wasn't a step back either. People were making plays, especially in the midfield that just weren't being made earlier in the season. There was a hesitant nature to the DC attack that was concerning, but that may just be nerves that will hopefully be soothed now. Christian Gomez did not have a good game, but gets the goal. Funny that.
Still, three points is three points, and I'm happy they have it. Now to start to establish a rhythm to this season. It seem possible. Things looked very bleak on Wedneday, and now they just look like the season will be long, difficult, and troubling. In other words, the way every season should look, and we finally decided to show up.
Debrief tomorrow, where we'll get into who had good games, a bad game, or both simultaneously. We'll also talk about DC's counter-attack, or lack thereof. For right now, I want to examine this feeling that I'm experiencing. What's it called? Ah yes, a regular season win. Right, I had forgotten about that.