D.C. United erases deficit to down Loons at home

D.C. United erases deficit to down Loons at home

Major League Soccer

D.C. United erases deficit to down Loons at home


D.C. United moved even closer to the top-six in the Eastern Conference with another three points at home.

The Red and Black used a pair of goals over a four-minute span in the second-half to down Minnesota United 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Audi Field.

Darren Mattocks played the hero for Ben Olsen’s side, scoring the eventual winning goal in the 69th minute. A left-footed finish from close range sealed the turnaround for D.C. who got the last laugh at home.

Angelo Rodriguez opened his MLS account, breaking a scoreless deadlock in the 47th minute for the Loons. The 29-year-old Colombian slid a right-footed effort past Bill Hamid to give Adrian Heath’s side a lead on the road.

Luciano Acosta was among the goals again, however distributing in D.C.’s opener in the 65th minute. Acosta played a pass to Ulises Segura, who bagged his second goal for the club this season.

Mattocks would hit the double-digit mark just four minutes later, sealing the comeback win.

Hamid finished the match with a trio of saves for D.C., while Bobby Shuttlesworth made five for Minnesota.

D.C. (9-11-7) are two points back of Montreal for the sixth spot in the East, and a huge rivalry match against the New York Red Bulls coming next on Sunday.

As for the Loons (9-16-2) they see their winless run extend to six matches, and travel to Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

Man of the Match

Mattocks hit the double-digit mark for goals this season, scoring the winner for D.C. minutes after seeing his teammates level the score.

Moment of the Match

It was a fast turnaround for D.C. who had a pair of clinical finishes seal them another three points at Audi Field.

Match to Forget

Abu Danladi played in a deeper role for the Loons, but it was to no avail as he recorded zero shots on goal before being subbed off in the 78th minute.

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