D.C. United finds themselves in 5th place after another big win over NYFC this weekend.\n\nAfter being last in the Eastern standings for most of the season, Audi Field provided the energy and excitement needed for possible one of the best regular season turnarounds in MLS history. Since Audi Field opened, D.C. has gone 12-2-1 at home, have not lost in 9 games, and have won their past 5. This is likely to be the cause of an assortment of different reasons. A new stadium, Bill Hamid coming back after a short stint in Europe, multiple front office changes, and Mr. Wayne Rooney coming into D.C. to combine with teammate Luciano Acosta, a pairing dubbed "Lucharoo".\n\nThis "Lucharoo Effect" is the real deal. Just in September alone, they account for 8 of the teams 14 goals. The addition of Rooney forces the defense to stay up on him, allowing for Acosta to have more space in the open and go on runs more freely in the middle of the pitch. This had also boosted Luciano's confidence level as he has been dangerous in one-on-one situations with defenders. Needless to say, when these two link up passes in Audi Field, you can almost hear 20,000 people slide up to the edge of their seat.\n\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/dcunited\/status\/1054386985597583360\n\nAfter having favorable results on Sunday with Columbus losing late and Union taking a draw, now fans must sit and watch this weekend as D.C. still has to chance to make fourth place and host their play-in game at home, which would be a first for Audi Field. With NYFC and Philadelphia Union playing against each other on Sunday, D.C. needs New York to win in order to make that 4th place slot, while at the same time, that blocks them from being able to make 3rd.\n\nAs you walked out of Audi Field on Sunday evening, it didn't feel like it would be for the last time this season. That place is special, those fans are special, and this team has been nothing but. For a city that historically does not do well in the playoffs, hopefully, D.C. United can borrow some energy from their newly appointed Stanley Cup Champions down the street. They are going to need it if they want to get past the likes of Atlanta or that team from Jersey.