On Saturday, D.C. United opened the 2013 campaign at Houston with a 2-0 loss. Despite the loss, there were a few areas the Black-and-Red were successful.
In the 40', Chris Korb took down Brad Davis, which led to Bill Hamid's first penalty kick save of the season. Spotlight: Bill Hamid.
Ten of the starting XI were members of the 2012 team who made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. John Thorrington was the only player to start the match who was not a part of the team last season.
After the offseason, it's normal to have some kinks to work out. For D.C. United, the competitive drive never slows down. The team won 60 duels on the night.
Chris Pontius had three shots during the match, including one that he smashed off the crossbar.