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).