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By the Numbers: D.C. United vs Houston Dynamo

A few stats from the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals

Branko Boskovic - Houston Playoffs 2012

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Despite opening the scoring account at BBVA Compass Stadium this past Sunday, United let in three unanswered second-half goals to go behind 3-1 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals. Here are a few key statistics from the match and going forward:

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D.C. United must win by two goals on Sunday to force overtime and, possibly, penalty kicks in order to advance. If the Black-and-Red overcome the Houston Dynamo by a margin of three or greater, then United will be in MLS Cup.

6
The amount of games D.C. United has won at home by a margin of two or greater.

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The amount of games Houston has lost on the road by a margin of two or greater. Also, the number of first-choice starters who were not in the game or exited the match early (De Rosario, Hamid, McDonald, Najar, Pontius, Saragosa, Woolard).

11
The number of United players who have contributed either a goal or an assist in the last 11 goals scored.

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The current home-unbeaten streak that the Black-and-Red is riding. The last United loss at RFK came on March 10, a 1-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City in the home opener.

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