Jump into our internet time machine, won't you, and we'll go back to this month in 2007. August 22 of that year saw D.C. United play host to the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium, which would add another legend to its storied history that night. The Black-and-Red were on their way to a date with the Supporters' Shield, and Juan Pablo Angel's Metro side represented nothing more than a speed bump on the road to destiny. But United did honor their most hated guests by giving them a footnote in history: they are the team against whom Jaime Moreno broke the all-time scoring record.
United already led 2-1 on goals from Ben Olsen and Christian Gomez when Luciano Emilio was taken down in the box. Moreno stepped to the spot and did what he always did, scoring the penalty. That tally was the 109th of Moreno's career, eclipsing Jason Kreis' 108. Moreno would go on to finish with 133 career MLS goals, which currently puts him at third on the all-time list behind only Landon Donovan's 141 (and counting) and Jeff Cunningham's 134.
Sunday afternoon, the Red Bulls once again visit RFK Stadium and a D.C. United side whose eyes are fixed on hardware. No all-time scoring records will be broken, but here's hoping the Black-and-Red can relegate their old foes to speed bump status once again.