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Played
June 22, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 13149‎
 
11′ (PG) Chris Pontius
 

D.C. United 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes: Pontius penalty ends capital drought

D.C. United got three points for the first time in over three months thanks to Pontius' first goal of the season.

By Keith Hickey

Chris Pontius, D.C. United, MLS
Ned Dishman
D.C. United defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 at RFK stadium to record the club's first win since March 9, ending a 13-game winless streak.

San Jose left back Justin Morrow had stirred controversy earlier in the week when he told mlssoccer.com that a loss to D.C. "looks terrible," and it seemed almost inevitable he would be at the center of the game's pivotal moment. In the ninth minute, he slid in clumsily on Chris Korb inside the box, taking out the D.C. man's legs and conceding a penalty.

Chris Pontius, returning from injury and without a goal yet this season after a career year in 2012, was relieved to convert the penalty and open his 2013 account, hitting his shot low and sending Jon Busch the wrong way.

San Jose, infamous for late comebacks in recent years, nearly equalized in the 73rd minute when Adam Jahn's left-footed strike across the box beat Bill Hamid but dinged off the post.

Of cause for concern for D.C. fans will be a first-half injury to Ethan White. White, who missed the 2012 season after knee surgery, was taken from the field with an apparent head injury and replaced by Conor Shanosky.

The win, United's fourth clean sheet of the season, gives D.C. nine points from 16 games. San Jose stays on 18 points from 17 games, just one spot above last-placed Chivas USA in the Western Conference.


D.C. United

28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
46′
 - 
24
Daniel Woolard
Defender
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
4
Alain Rochat
Defender
90′
 - 
11
John Thorrington
Midfielder
29′
 - 
13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
11′
 - 
14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
 - 
19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
2′
 - 
-
 - 

San Jose Earthquakes

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18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
21
 - 
4
 - 
33
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
79′
 - 
6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker
 - 
24

Substitutes

31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
Taylor Kemp
Defender
90′
 - 
14
 - 
17
Conor Shanosky
Midfielder
46′
 - 
-
Sainey Nyassi
Midfielder
 - 
11
C. Ruíz
Striker
 - 
-
L. Pajoy
Striker
68′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
Dan Gargan
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 
-
 - 
19

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2