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October 12, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
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D.C. United 1-1 Philadelphia Union: McInerney ends slump with late equalizer

The striker's first goal since June 1 allowed Philadelphia to avoid an embarrassing loss to D.C. and move into the final playoff position.

By Thomas Floyd

Nick DeLeon, D.C. United
Bob Levey
WASHINGTON — Jack McInerney went more than four months without scoring a goal. But when he finally broke that slump, he sure picked a good time to do it.

The striker bagged a late equalizer for his 11th goal of the season and first since June 1 as the Philadelphia Union salvaged a 1-1 draw at lowly D.C. United on Saturday.

United, which got a gorgeous first-half strike from Nick DeLeon, extended its winless stretch in league play to 10 matches. The Union, meanwhile, passed the New England Revolution for the fifth and final playoff position with two games left.

After creating a slew of chances early, United took the lead in the 36th minute. Collecting the ball 40 yards from goal, DeLeon seized the space in front of him before launching a long-range blast past Zac MacMath.

United nearly doubled the advantage two minutes later when Conor Doyle rang the post. And Philadelphia had a golden opportunity just before halftime as Kleberson buzzed a free kick just over.

D.C. nearly iced the game late when Doyle rounded MacMath, but the goalkeeper recovered and made a lunging intervention. Moments later at the other end, Bill Hamid came up with a big save on McInerney.

But McInerney got the last laugh in the 90th minute, running onto Kleberson's cross and nodding it home at the far post for his first goal in 954 minutes played.

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D.C. United

28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
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22
Chris Korb
Defender
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-
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24
Daniel Woolard
Defender
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12
Luis Silva
Midfielder
67′
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13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
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23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
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24
Lewis Neal
Midfielder
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25
Jared Jeffrey
Midfielder
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14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
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Conor Doyle
Striker
87′
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Philadelphia Union

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Zac MacMath
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28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
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Jeff Parke
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7
Brian Carroll
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Amobi Okugo
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26
Michael Farfan
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79′
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Keon Daniel
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6
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Midfielder
67′
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Striker
87′
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29
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Substitutes

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1
Oka Nikolov
Goalkeeper
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Matt Kassel
Midfielder
16′ 73′
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22
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