Alecko Eskandarian celebrates his first-half goal in the 2004 opener vs. San Jose.
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Looking back: Get on the good foot

Rimando, Namoff, Nelsen, Petke, Stewart, Carroll, Kovalenko, Olsen, Convey (Stokes 89), Eskandarian (Adu 61), Moreno (Gros 85).

San Jose Earthquakes -- Onstad, Waibel, Agoos, Robinson, Corrales, Mullan, Ekelund (Ching 74), Mulrooney, Russell (Alvarez 86), De Rosario (Walker 81), Donovan.

Yellow Cards: Robinson 21, De Rosario 23, Olsen 89
Red Cards: Waibel 76, Kovalenko 80
Referee: Kevin Stott

Attendance: 24,603

David Lifton is a contributor to He is a member of the Screaming Eagles and longtime supporter of D.C. United.

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