Dwayne De Rosario's penalty kick which was stopped by New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles and D.C. United was never able to recover.
Despite United's last place position the emphasis on accountability remains high.
Bobby Convey scored in the 60th minute to lift Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.
For D.C. United it’s a losing season filled with incentive. Instead of fading into the shadows of a last place standing, United is buoyed by a U.S. Open Cup run and influx of new players.