Monday, August 15, 2005

MLS: D.C. United 3, Chivas USA 0 (August 13)

D.C.: 11-6-5 (3rd in East, 4 points behind New England, 1 behind Chicago)

D.C. United won their fourth straight game and scored three goals for the third game in a row when they beat Chivas USA, 3-0, at RFK Stadium on Saturday.

The teams played 40 scoreless minutes in the first half before two quick strikes by Santino Quaranta and Jamil Walker in the 41st and 43rd minutes made it 2-0 going into the half.

In the second half, Dema Kovalenko scored to make it 3-0 in the 64th minute, and the United defense held up for the rest of the game.

Kovalenko and Walker both had assists in the game, as well.

Chivas USA couldn't figure out the United defense, only managing three shots on goal the entire game.

D.C. doesn't play again until Saturday, August 20, against the Los Angeles Galaxy at 7:30 at RFK.

Look out MLS, the champs are back.

Sorry, that was corny, but seriously ... this team is red hot. D.C. has now won four straight and is unbeaten in their last six, despite not having Freddy Adu in their last two matches.

They've scored three goals in three straight matches and have shut out the opposition in two straight, so both offense and defense have been coming together for United.

Also, the team is getting goals from their lesser-known players, with Dema Kovalenko getting his name in the box score a lot recently and Jamil Walker having a big game on Saturday, which is great because Adu is out and Jaime Moreno had been playing hurt and missed Saturday's game entirely.

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