Playing on the road against the Eastern Conference-leading New York Red Bulls, D.C. United have proven equal to the task so far as the two teams go to the halftime break tied 0-0.
United had a chance to go ahead just before halftime when a through ball from Chris Pontius found Charlie Davies streaking beyond the home defense. Davies was able to get around New York keeper Greg Sutton, but the striker's shot from a tight angle was safely cleared behind by a hustling Tim Ream.
Prior to Davies' opportunity, New York had the better of the chances, however, and it's no surprise that two of their best have come from Thierry Henry. The Frenchman had a chance to put the home side on top in the 7th minute after receiving a neat little pass from Joel Lindpere, but Henry's left-footed shot slid well wide of Bill Hamid's left post. Henry had another chance in the 14th minute as a long ball from defenseman Tim Ream found the former Arsenal star a step ahead of Ethan White, but Henry's attempt to chip Hamid settled harmlessly on top of the net.