D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius (13) battles for possession against New York Red Bulls defender Connor Lade (16) during the second half in the Eastern Conference semifinals playoff match at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.,  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius (13) battles for possession against New York Red Bulls defender Connor Lade (16) during the second half in the Eastern Conference semifinals playoff match at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)