D.C. United heads into Saturdays match in Montreal against the suddenly surging Impact reassured of its standing as a legitimate playoff contender in 2012.
With a missed penalty kick and three red cards in the games closing minutes, its hard not to focus on the end of D.C United 1-1 draw on Sunday against Philadelphia.
The friendly with Paris St. Germain was fun, but D.C. United is hoping the 1-1 tie with the French league giant was also productive.
There have been times when the addition of an international friendly to D.C. Uniteds schedule has added chaos to an already crowded calendar. The summer of 2012 is not one of those times.