The conditions did not fit the result. Before a small crowd at R.F.K. Stadium a rainy night, it could not have been much better on the field for D.C.
With Major League Soccer down to its final month and the final push for the playoffs that goes with the dwindling regular season schedule, it would be understandable for D.C.
In CONCACAF Champions League play D.C. United is seeing red and that is okay.
The anger from last Wednesday's loss to the New York Red Bulls on a goal in 90th minute has subsided. United is too busy to look back anyway.
D.C. United is back where it belongs. To be sure participation in the CONCACAF Champions League makes life more complicated in Major League Soccer, but D.C.