Lee Nguyen received the ball at midfield and played an excellent leading ball down the left side to Saer Sene. The Frenchman, New England's leading goalscorer, played an excellent left-footed cross to the middle of the box. Unmarked at the edge of the six-yard box, Pepe Moreno leaped and buried the cross with a first-time right-footed volley, announcing his arrival to the league.
Moreno's goal came right on the heels of a dangerous sequence from DC in which several players managed to get shots off from just outside the box, but it was Dwayne De Rosario who forced a good save out of Matt Reis when his rasping drive nearly found the top left corner. Both teams have looked hungry in the early going.