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D.C. United outguns Rapids
First Published Aug 17 2014 10:38 pm • Last Updated Aug 17 2014 10:38 pm

Washington • Luis Silva scored twice to help D.C. United beat the Colorado Rapids 4-2 on Sunday night.

United (12-7-4) opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Taylor Kemp sent a perfect through-ball to Silva, who faked Drew Moor to the ground and chipped his shot over Clint Irwin for the early lead.

At a glance

MLS standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Sporting K.C. 12 6 6 42 36 23

D.C. 12 7 4 40 36 26

Toronto FC 9 8 5 32 33 34

Columbus 7 8 9 30 32 32

New York 6 7 10 28 35 34

New England 8 12 3 27 30 36

Philadelphia 6 9 9 27 36 39

Houston 7 12 4 25 25 42

Chicago 4 6 13 25 29 35

Montreal 4 14 5 17 23 41

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Real Salt Lake 11 4 9 42 38 28

Seattle 13 7 2 41 38 30

FC Dallas 11 7 6 39 43 32

Los Angeles 9 5 7 34 35 23

Vancouver 7 4 12 33 33 29

Portland 7 7 10 31 39 39

Colorado 8 10 6 30 34 35

San Jose 6 9 6 24 25 27

Chivas USA 6 11 6 24 21 36

Friday’s Games

Houston 2, Philadelphia 0

Saturday’s Games

Real Salt Lake 2, Seattle FC 1

Montreal 1, Chicago 0

Columbus 4, Los Angeles 1

New England 1, Portland 1, tie

Sporting Kansas City 4, Toronto FC 1

Chivas USA 0, Vancouver 0, tie

FC Dallas 5, San Jose 0

Sunday’s Game

D.C. United 4, Colorado 2

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Colorado (8-10-6) answered in the 52nd minute when Dillon Serna’s long-range shot surprised goalkeeper Bill Hamid.

Silva broke the tie in the 67th minute with a half-volley just outside of the 6-yard box off a pass from Sean Franklin.

United made it 3-1 in the 82nd minute. Kemp’s second assist of the night fed Chris Wolfe, who slipped a shot past a diving Irwin. Fabian Espindola tacked on his eighth of the season, a left-foot blast from the top of the box in the 87th minute.

Deshorn Brown scored in extra time for Colorado.




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