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May 19, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 13612‎
 
65′ Kyle Porter
Ethan White 60′ (OG)

D.C. United 1-1 Sporting Kansas City: United snaps seven-game losing streak

Kyle Porter scored his first MLS goal in the second half to secure a share of the points for the home side.

By Seth Vertelney

Ben Olsen, D.C. United, MLS
Mike Stobe
D.C. United recorded its first point since March 16, as it snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City at RFK Stadium Sunday.

D.C. United caught a major break 30 minutes into the game when a nifty SKC passing sequence in the box led to an easy tap-in by Ike Opara at the back post. As he spun around to celebrate, he saw the linesman's flag raised for offside. Unfortunately for SKC, replays showed the center back was actually onside by about four yards.

Fortune wasn't as kind to United 15 minutes into the second half, however. Graham Zusi's out-swinging corner kick went through traffic and bounced off an unsuspecting Ethan White's head, ricocheting in for an own goal.

The home side struck back just five minutes later. Halftime substitute Chris Pontius played a fantastic in-swinging cross from the left flank, and Kyle Porter was on hand to guide the ball home at the back post.

Recently called up by the U.S. national team, Bill Hamid produced a string of fine saves throughout the match, and ensured United's barren run came to an end.

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D.C. United

28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
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Dejan Jakovic
Defender
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
60′
 - 
24
Daniel Woolard
Defender
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
33
Taylor Kemp
Defender
46′
 - 
14
Dwayne De Rosario
Midfielder
91′
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
84′
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14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
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-
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19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
65′
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Sporting Kansas City

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1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
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3
Ike Opara
Defender
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5
Matt Besler
Defender
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15
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24
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6
Paulo Nagamura
Midfielder
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8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
10
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19
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16
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37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
76′

Substitutes

31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
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26
James Riley
Defender
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14
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13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
46′
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17
Conor Shanosky
Midfielder
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11
C. Ruíz
Striker
91′
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L. Pajoy
Striker
56′
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Substitutes

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18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
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7
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
44′ 54′
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12
Mikey Lopez
Midfielder
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31
 - 
17
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Kei Kamara
Striker
64′

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Coach/Manager

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Striker
Chivas USA
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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Seattle Sounders
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Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1