Chris Pontius curled a shot off the left wing into the far right corner in the 82nd minute, his first goal of the season, as the D.C. United beat the New England Revolution 2-1 Saturday.
Despite two goalless draws in the last three weeks and only one win through the first five games of the season, confidence remains strong for head coach Ben Olsen who is armed with options.
Lack of a finishing touch dooms D.C. United to a draw against the Seattle Sounders.
After a 4-1 win last week at home over F.C. Dallas for its first win of 2012, United will try to win consecutive matches for the first time since 2009 Saturday when the Black and Red host Seattle.
Chelsea F.C., A.C. Milan, hometown D.C. United and an additional high-profile European team will play a doubleheader in July.