It wasn’t the same kind of performance Revolution coach Jay Heaps saw from his team the week prior but as Saturday's match progressed, there was nothing to suggest that a win was impossible against D.C. United.
Granted the offense may have experienced a few glitches. And, true, the passing inside the final third wasn’t as crisp as it was last week. But once Jose Goncalves put it into his own net in the 43rd minute, the Revolution unraveled, and were forced to concede a 2-0 defeat to their longtime conference rival.
“I thought we had enough in the first half to at least, you know, go in (at halftime) zero-zero or up a goal,” Heaps told the media after the match. “In the second half, I was a little bit disappointed in how we played in terms of directness.”