New year, same fate for D.C. United

For the second year in a row, D.C. United was unbeaten in the group stage of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League but went no farther. Once again, it exited by a two-goal margin on aggregate, only managing a 1-1 tie with Queretaro after a 2-0 loss in Mexico.

The series was effectively over after just four minutes at RFK Stadium when Angel Sepulveda scored to give Queretaro a 1-0 lead and an away goal that meant United needed to score four goals.

Syracuse rookie Julian Buescher had the only goal for United late in the game with a long-distance blast inside the far post.

Earlier in the second half, Chris Rolfe had a penalty kick stopped by keeper Tiago Volpi.

In 2015, D.C. United fell to Alajuelense, 6-4, on aggregate (5-2 loss away followed by a 2-1 win at home).

March 1 in Washington, D.C.
D.C. United 1 Queretaro 1.
Goals: Buescher 84; Sepulvada 4.
D.C. United -- Dykstra; Kemp, Boswell, Birnbaum, Franklin; Vincent, DeLeon (Halsti 67), Sarvas (Buescher 74), Nyarko, Rolfe (Acosta 60), Espindola.
Queretaro --
Volpi; Bornstein, Martinez (Corona 60), Forlin, Gomez; Jimenez, Dominguez, Sepulveda (Escalante 61), Sinha, Candelo; Benitez (Milke 84).

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