"It's progress," veteran Chris Pontius said. "The league is young in terms of everything in the grand scheme of things, so it's a stepping stone."
Despite loss, D.C. United now knows MLS season will begin Saturday as scheduled →
"It's not ideal to have both your forwards go off in the first half, but soccer throws some weird things at you sometimes," Pontius said. "We obviously needed to pick up that goal, and I thought we handled it pretty well."
Healthy Pontius back on track for United →