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D.C. United ties 2013 win total -- after seven games
by Paul Kennedy, April 26th, 2014 11:55PM

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[MLS: Week 8] Seven games into the 2014 MLS season, D.C. United has matched its win total for the 2013 season, and it did it in impressive fashion, knocking off MLS's hottest team, FC Dallas, 4-1, for its third win in the last four games.

Eddie Johnson was again held scoreless, but he had the game's key play, setting up Fabian Espindola for the tying goal just before halftime.

Bobby Boswell
put United ahead in the 60th minute and Espindola added a goal and assist against FC Dallas, which finished with nine players following red cards to Zach Loyd and Michel.

The win moved D.C. United into a four-way tie for second place, a point behind Columbus, which tied New York, 1-1.



Real Salt Lake remained the only unbeaten team, but the lost points piled up as it blew another late lead, drawing with Vancouver, 2-2, after leading 2-0 in the 86th minute.

RSL led the 'Caps, 2-0, after seven minutes, but it gave up goals to Uruguayans Nicolas Mezquida in the 86th minute and Sebastian Fernandez in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

The New England-Sporting Kansas City game was also decided in stoppage time as Teal Bunbury scored his first goal for the Revs and Lee Nguyen added a second goal in stoppage time to defeat short-handed Sporting KC, 2-0.

Both Montreal and San Jose won for the first time this season, earning 1-0 victories over Philadelphia and Chivas USA, respectively.

MLS RESULTS, Week 8:
Saturday, April 26
San Jose 1 Chivas USA 0.
SJ: Yannick Djalo (Sean Salinas) 66
Red Card: CHV -- Dan Kennedy 77.
Att.: 10,525.

Real Salt Lake 2 Vancouver 2.

RSL: Joao Plata (Luke Mulholland, Chris Wingert) 2
RSL: Alvaro Saborio (Ned Grabavoy) 9
VAN: Nicolas Mezquida 86
VAN: Sebastian Fernandez (Steven Beitashour) 90+4
Att.: 19,661.

Columbus 1 New York 1.
CLB: Jairo Arrieta pen. 39.
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Lloyd Sam) 66
Att.: 18,026.

New England 2 Sporting KC 0.
NE: Teal Bunbury (Darrius Barnes, Diego Fagundez) 90+2
NE: Lee Nguyen 90+5
Red Card: SKC -- Aurelien Collin 74.
Att.: 14,806.

D.C. United 4 FC Dallas 1.

DAL: Mauro Diaz (Blas Perez, Fabian Castillo) 12
DC: Fabian Espindola (Eddie Johnson, Nick DeLeon) 45+5
DC: Bobby Boswell 60
DC: Sean Franklin (Fabian Espindola) 64
DC: Fabian Espindola (Chris Rolfe) 69
Red Cards: DAL -- Zach Loyd 39, Michel 89.
Att.: 11,172.

Seattle 4 Colorado 1.
SEA: Lamar Neagle 45+1
SEA: Clint Dempsey 47
SEA: Clint Dempsey (Chad Marshall, Gonzalo Pineda) 52
COL: Dillon Serna (Nick LaBrocca) 62
SEA: Obafemi Martins (Lamar Neagle) 75
Att.: 38,582.



Montreal 1 Philadelphia 0.
MTL: Felipe 14.
Att.: 19,075.

Wednesday, April 23

New York 4 Houston 0.
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Thierry Henry, Kosuke Kimura) 12
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Roy Miller, Thierry Henry) 24
NY: Thierry Henry 65
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips 86
Att.: 13,238.

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 8:
Sunday, April 27
3 pm ET
Houston vs. Portland, UniMas
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MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
12 Columbus 3-1-3 12/7
11 Sporting KC 3-2-2 9/6
11 D.C. United 3-2-2 10/8
11 New England 3-3-2 7/9
11 New York 2-2-5 13/12
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9 Toronto FC 3-3-0 5/7
8 Philadelphia 1-3-5 9/11
7 Houston 2-4-1 7/12
6 Montreal 1-4-3 8/15
6 Chicago 0-1-6 11/12

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
16 Seattle 5-2-1 18/12
16 FC Dallas 5-2-1 18/13
14 Real Salt Lake 3-0-5 13/8
11 Colorado 3-2-2 9/9
10 Vancouver 2-2-4 12/10
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8 LA Galaxy 2-1-2 7/4
6 Chivas USA 1-4-3 8/14
6 San Jose 1-2-3 6/7
4 Portland 0-3-4 8/12
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
8+2 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
6 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
5+2+1 Fabian Espindola, D.C. United
4+3 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
4+1 Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake
4 Quincy Amarikwa, Chicago
4 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
4 Federico Higuain, Columbus
4 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
4 Vicente Sanchez


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