That Will Do
At 8,800 feet above sea level, with a number of key players left behind, DC United did just fine. Was United lucky? Hell yes. But they were due some luck, and, even with the PK, the result was fair.
Toluca was sharper and more skillful, but DC remained fairly well organized, kept its composure, and, remarkably, did not seem to flag too much from running at altitude.
And--stop the presses--under the circumstances, I cannot fault Soehn for his formation or substitutions. He even had the balls to go without a defensive midfielder toward the end.