January 27, 2021

D.C. United GAME 8 ANALYSIS: After scoreboard fire was extinguished, United doused by Crew

After the glow of fire light,
United lost again, right?
Yet another scoreless night,
In this season filled with fright.

That’s where D.C. United’s journey through the 2013 Major League Soccer season has taken us – through eight matches, it’s time to start writing (very amateur) poetry.

With Saturday night’s 3-0 loss at the Columbus Crew, United fell to 1-6-1 (4 points) on the season, worst in the 19-team league that is MLS. United hasn’t won since the second game of the season, a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake that now seems decades ago. D.C. has gone 0-5-1 since, scoring just three times. Perhaps more alarming were the three goals given up in the first half on Saturday (one came from the penalty spot), an indication of just how bad things can be if the offense, already struggling, is joined by a defense that isn’t getting the job done, either. [Read more…]

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