MLS Game Summary - New York at D.C.|
(Thursday, June 4, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: D.C. 2, New York 0
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - D.C. United rebounded nicely from a tough
loss in its last Major League Soccer fixture - a 1-2 loss at New England on
May 30 - to top Eastern Conference rival Red Bull New York, 2-0, at RFK
Stadium on Thursday night.
Goals on each side of the half by Santino Quaranta and Jaime Moreno were
enough to give United (4-2-7) its fourth victory of the season and move it
into second place in the Eastern table ahead of the weekend fixtures.
The home side finally took a 1-0 advantage in the 36th minute after dominating
possession for most of the first half. After Luciano Emilio skipped a ball
into the Red Bulls' penalty area with his head, Fred ran onto it and touched
it past a defender before playing back to the near post to Quaranta, who
hammered the shot home. It was his second goal of the season.
After earning a yellow card at the hour mark, D.C. coach Tom Soehn decided to
sub out Emilio, which angered the Brazilian forward. Emilio then threw water
bottles onto the field after being replaced by Moreno, drawing a red card from
referee Terry Vaughn. His team wasn't forced to play a man down because he had
already been subbed out, but he will miss United's next game vs. Eastern
Moreno closed out the scoring three minutes into stoppage time by converting a
penalty kick for his fourth goal of the season.
New York (2-8-3), which has now lost three straight, plays again Sunday at New
England, while D.C. is off until its June 13 clash vs. Chicago.
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