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:
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.
The amount of games D.C. United has won at home by a margin of two or greater.
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).
The number of United players who have contributed either a goal or an assist in the last 11 goals scored.
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.