Soccer Outsider: opening remarks

Jeffrey Maurer takes a irreverent look back at D.C. United's season-opening loss to the Houston Dynamo.

By Jeffrey Maurer March 5, 2013

MLS Cup: Galaxy vs. Dynamo

David Beckham makes his MLS farewell with the Los Angeles Galaxy in the championship match against the Houston Dynamo at Home Depot Center.

D.C. United 1, Houston Dynamo 1

A 1-1 draw wasn't good enough for D.C. United, which lost to the Houston Dynamo on a 4-2 aggregate in the MLS Eastern Conference finals. Houston will meet the Los Angeles Galaxy in an MLS Cup rematch.

D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo

A draw or one-goal loss won't do it. D.C. United needs to defeat the Houston Dynamo by two today at RFK Stadium to force extra time in the MLS Eastern Conference finals. The Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders will vie for the Western title tonight.