There has been a lot of negativity around here. I understand the frustration, I've been attending the games and I'm sure my blood pressure doesn't appreciate it. I think the whole scoring drought has left many of us baffled. After witnessing the unthinkable debacle Saturday night, especially regarding the 2nd PK, many have drawn the only logical conclusion: DC United is cursed. Oh sure we say it in jest, but what if it's true? We can point at Jaime's lackluster play, or having 6 defensive players in the line-up, or Fat Tony's ability in goal, or the suspect officiating, but that doesn't explain consistently outplaying the opponent with not much to show for it. Hell, maybe it does, but somehow I feel a little better to think the whole problem is external. When was the last time that one of our strikers scored a goal in the run of play? June 8th, Quaranta against New England. Since then Nelsen has scored 3 goals, Baby Bobby has scored 2, McKinley has scored 1, and Moreno converted a PK. Purely hypothetical question: what if some bitter, non-performing West African put some voodoo curse on all of our strikers? I think it's time to stop looking for Daglish, Gazza, Asprilla? etc. as that secret ingredient to the magic formula. Instead we should look into garlic, crucifixes, and/or goat's blood for some kind of black magic antidote.