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D.C. United Eliminated From MLS Playoffs, Lose To Dynamo 4-2 On Aggregate

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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 18: Maicon Santos #29 of D.C. United battles for the ball against Jermaine Taylor #4 of Houston Dynamo during leg 2 of the Eastern Conference Championship at RFK Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    D.C. United's postseason run came to an end Sunday at RFK Stadium in a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo in the second leg of their Eastern Conference Final series. Houston won the series 4-2 on aggregate to advance to the MLS Cup for the fourth time in their seven-year existence.

    Boniek Garcia's goal in the 33rd minute put the series out of reach for United, who added a goal in the 82nd from Branko Boskovic to lift them into a tie.

    United overcame injuries, suspensions and weather-related postponements to make it to the conference final. Of course, you can't win a championship via moral victories, but it was an impressive run nonetheless.

    If United wants to hangs their hat (or whatever soccer fans wear-- a scart, perhaps?) on anything, then it's the fact that they are the only team in Washington since 1998 to win a championship or even appear in a conference final.

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