A difficult result to swallow at home, eh? A bad defensive giveaway leads to Firpos goal midway through the second half gives Firpo the lead, before Jaime Moreno puts away a goal from the penalty spot just before halftime. United now has to go to El Salvador next Tuesday (Aug. 4) for the return leg and pull out a win - never an easy task in Central America.
The team now turns its focus to getting a positive result on the road in Houston this Saturday.
Here are your post-game links:
- United draw in Champions League opener - by Charlie Boehm (dcunited.com)
- Post-game quotesheet
- MLSnet.com MatchTracker
What did you think of the match? With Clyde Simms and Brandon Barklage hurt, Santino Quaranta suspended (he received a red card in the final Champions League game last year) and a lot of players needing rest after two games over the last seven days (Open Cup semifinal last Tuesday and San Jose game on Saturday), what did you think of the lineup choices?