Nine months. That was the last time that D.C. United won a regular season match in Major League Soccer. Facing the prospect of having one of the worst losing streaks in MLS history, the club pulled together a complete performance and ended their winning drought by defeating the New England Revolution 2-0 at RFK Stadium on Saturday night.
In the first half, the two clubs played like two teams that have a combined one win in 2014. While both clubs were relying on their bread and butter (midfield possession) neither was able to make a serious run at the goal.
The Revolution were primarily focusing on United left-back Christian Fernardez. The Revolution midfielders were linking up on multiple possessions putting the defender on his back heel. In the eighth minute, Fagundez found an opening on the left side and drove the ball down the field and delivered a strong shot that just went outside the goal.