WASHINGTON, D.C. - D.C. United's 2-2 draw against Chivas USA, a team that United beat 3-0 at the Home Depot Center 11 days ago, dropped the Black-and-Red's home record to 3-3-7. United has won just one of their last seven home matches now, and of the six matches that United have drawn or lost, they had the lead in five of them (the only exception being the 1-0 loss to lowly New England on July 20).
At some point, the home draws and losses will catch up to United, and Ben Olsen knows it, judging by the way he described his team's performance in his post-match press conference.
"We played like boys," said the United boss. "Not just in the second half. I thought in the first half, we played soft, we played naive ... I don't know if we should have been up 2-0, but we were.
"Part of it's youth, part of it's complacency," Olsen continued. "Up 2-0 and now we think the game's easy. So now, we think we don't have to tackle, we don't have to win second balls, let's just roll the dice and hope we get lucky. It's absolutely gonna stop. It has to stop, or we will not make the playoffs."
"It's inexcusable. It's unacceptable."