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.