The more things change the more they stay the same: Rivalry renewed: D.C. tops Red Bulls. The usual cautions about not taking the pre season as a real indicator of future performance apply here. Still, any time we beat the Metros it's a good thing. Joe, queue up the "Same old Metros" chants!
Jaime Moreno slotted the game's only goal past Tony Meola in the 56th minute.
The ejections of Youri Djorkaeff and Taylor Graham, both late in the second half, made a comeback all but impossible. Both were sent off for earning a second yellow cards tackling, in the Canadian referee's opinion, too aggressively.