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D.C. United vs. New England Revolution preview: When Last We Met... Just another example of 2013ing

Last time United saw the Revs. the Black-and-Red took a rare 2013 lead before the referees ensured the game was tied up. The New England goal that lost the game for DC, though, was entirely on the players in Black-and-Red.

First things first: the Kraft family have to find a way to minimize the number of New England Revolution games played over NFL lines. That ish doesn't fly anymore.

Second things second: Apologies to those who have already watched the video above, but this was not a particularly enjoyable game or highlight package to watch. But then again, neither was much of 2013.

D.C. United actually took the lead in this one, through a Scott Caldwell own goal off of an actually decent quick attack from Luis Silva & Co. The officials conspired to ensure that the Revs equalized though, calling a dubious penalty on Dejan Jakovic, who violated fictional Law 15.2 which holds that a defender cannot win a 50/50 ball with Lee Nguyen. Luckily Bill Hamid saved the ensuing PK. But while DC fans were still saying "ball don't lie," Diego Fagundez was played through to beat Hamid 1v1 - aided by the fact that he looked to be well offside when his teammate played him in.

United survived into the last 10 minutes of the match, even threatening Matt Reis' goal a few times, but a legit Lewis Neal foul in the box (not pictured on the highlights for some reason) gave Nguyen a second bite at the penalty apple. You'll have to watch the video to see how it ends. (Okay, no you won't - we lost. It was 2013; of course we lost.)