They say good things come to those who wait, and tonight D.C. United forward Lionard Pajoy's patience paid off.
United knew the challenge was formidable: win by three or more goals in order to advance.
There are curtain calls with hat tips, salutes from the ice with sticks pointed to the rafters and Lambeau Leaps, and then there is the manner in which D.C.
As D.C. United takes on the Red Bulls in Part II of their two-game Eastern Conference Semifinals series, they could have last year's league MVP back in the line up to face his former club.
D.C. United heads into Saturdays visit to New England on the heels of two goalless draws in the last three weeks and only one win through the first five games of the season.