The halftime whistle has gone at Robertson Stadium and at the moment, D.C. United are in danger of losing their third straight match in all competitions as they trail the Houston Dynamo 2-1.
As has been their wont recently, United fell behind early in the match as Geoff Cameron stole the ball from Clyde Simms in United's half and slipped a through ball to Will Bruin, who beat Dejan Jakovic to the spot and slotted the ball past Will Bruin to put the Dynamo up 1-0 in the 4th minute.
United had a reasonable claim for a penalty waved away just past the half-hour mark when Chris Pontius appeared to be tripped up by Hunter Freeman in Houston's penalty area, but referee Jasen Anno did not agree.
United shrugged off the controversy, and their possession was rewarded in the 39th minute when Marc Burch banged a free kick from outside the area through the small space between Tally Hall's left hand and the goalpost to tie the match at 1-1. But United barely had any time to enjoy being back on level footing before Bruin stole into the six-yard area ahead of Perry Kitchen to head home a pinpoint Brad Davis cross from the left wing for Bruin's second of the night so far.