The quality of depth on United’s roster came through in a 1-0 win to finish the group stage of the Champions League with a perfect 4-0 record.
A year ago D.C. United had games in the final week of October with no meaning. It is the same this October, but for a different reason.
Loyal supporters who stayed with United through a three-win campaign in 2013 just witnessed United defeat the Fire 2-1 and finish first in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2007.
United closes out its home schedule against the Chicago Fire on Saturday and the goal will be to avoid injury and at least get a tie.