There are no style points now for D.C. United, only points in the standings.
History is both a teacher and a cruel reminder. It was almost exactly a year ago to the day that D.C. Uniteds push for the playoffs was tripped up in a 2-2 home draw with Chivas USA.
D.C. United has reached the point where winning is just not good enough.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Substitute Lewis Neal scored his first MLS goal in the 63rd minute, and D.C.