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DC United midfielder Nick DeLeon (left) celebrates at the end of the MLS Eastern Conference semifinal playoff game as New York Red Bulls midfielder Teemu Tainio (6) and goalkeeper Luis Robles react on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Harrison, N.J. DeLeon scored the only goal of the game as DC United defeated the Red Bulls 1-0 to advance to the next round. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Photo by: Bill Kostroun
DC United midfielder Nick DeLeon (left) celebrates at the end of the MLS Eastern Conference semifinal playoff game as New York Red Bulls midfielder Teemu Tainio (6) and goalkeeper Luis Robles react on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Harrison, N.J. DeLeon scored the only goal of the game as DC United defeated the Red Bulls 1-0 to advance to the next round. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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