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  • April 5, 2014
  • • 7:00 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 10526

D.C. United 2-0 New England Revolution: United bags first win of 2014

D.C. United 2-0 New England Revolution: United bags first win of 2014

Tommy Gilligan

A Jose Goncalves own goal and Chris Rolfe strike wrapped up all three points for United.

For the first time since Aug. 3, D.C. United has won an MLS game.

A Jose Goncalves own goal and a late Chris Rolfe strike in his DCU debut led United to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium on Saturday night.

Both teams traded half-chances in the first half, though neither goalkeeper was tested much. As it appeared the teams would go into halftime scoreless, the home team struck, with a huge assist to the Revs. Cristian Fernandez played a dangerous cross from the left flank and under no pressure, Goncalves volleyed home into the back of his own net for an embarrassing own goal.

Though New England was chasing the goal, it was United which had the majority of the chances in the second half. Eddie Johnson was especially guilty of not adding to his team's lead, failing to score on two breakaways in a row during a five-minute span of the second half.

In the end, though, DCU wasn't punished for its profligacy, and with the final kick of the game, it added an second goal. Fabian Espindola delivered a long cross-field ball to the back post which Rolfe — just acquired in a trade from Chicago — volleyed home through Bobby Shuttleworth.

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