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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 leaders Chicago.

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.

06/04 22:11:01 ET