If you are looking for a positive you can point out that DC United has not lost in three games.  The bad thing is that out of those possible 9 points they have only earned 5.  United looked to build on the momentum from last week’s 4 goal performance but their attack was flat and inconsistent but lucky for the black and red, Seattle’s attack was much of the same.

Both teams came out trying to set the tone with very aggressive man marking and many fouls being committed.  United’s best scoring chance in the first half came in the 23rd minute when Salihi was able to get to a cross in the middle of the box but he hit it high and off the top of the bar.  After that it seemed like Seattle had the best of United as they held much of the possession in midfield but it only led to a few scoring chances.

In the second half it was United who tried to figure out different ways to get to the Sounders goal and Pontius seemed to spark DC coming in for Danny Cruz.  United had some good opportunities from set pieces but nothing came of it.  A late flurry of chances from the Sounders almost gave the three points to the road team including a great save by United goalkeeper Willis which rebounded to Marc Burch who headed it straight to the crossbar.

DC United now has 5 points in the 2012 MLS season.  Their next game is Saturday at Foxboro against the New England Revolution.

Juan Romero



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