United (3-22-6) are now winless in their last nine league games and were unable to carry over any momentum from their US Open Cup win.
As a player Ben Olsen was said by D.C. United supporters to have a heart of a lion. The team Olsen coaches reflected his commitment as a player in capturing the U.S Open Cup.
Lewis Neal scored in the 45th minute and D.C. United won its third U.S. Open Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Tuesday night.
A win in the U.S. Open Cup final by D.C. United would provide a welcome lift and trophy to a Black and Red side that has only three wins in MLS.