D.C. United welcomed free-spending Ligue 1 runner-up Paris Saint-Germain to RFK on a hot and humid Saturday night with the ink barely dry on new signee Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract. And lo and behold, the Swede already has a goal under his belt for his new team.
Just two minutes and eleven seconds into the match, Ibrahimovic opened up the scoring with a beautiful move to create some space and slot a shot past United GK Bill Hamid.
United didn't back down after surrendering the early goal and kept up the pressure until the players were pulled off the pitch in the 23rd minute due to lightning in the area. United had a few solid chances before the game was suspended, including a phenomenal give-and-go from Dwayne DeRosario to Chris Pontius that resulted in a shot off the crossbar.
We are awaiting official word from D.C. United on when the game will resume, and whenever we get the info we will pass it along. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: Game will resume at 8:45 pm