MLS Game Summary - New England at D.C. United|
(Saturday, May 26, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: D.C. United 3, New England 2
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - A goal from substitute Maicon Santos just
after the hour mark lifted D.C. United to a 3-2 win over the New England
Revolution at RFK Stadium on Saturday.
The victory is United's fourth in five games and it takes the team to the top
of the Eastern Conference standings, one point clear of Red Bull New York.
The home side got off to a great start with Brandon McDonald putting them
ahead after 15 minutes before Dejan Jakovic doubled the advantage just before
But New England responded with two goals in the opening five minutes of the
second half as Saer Sene and A.J. Soares scored three minutes apart to level
However, United restored its lead in the 61st with Santos slotting home the
winning goal before goalkeeper Bill Hamid produced his best save of the match
in the 90th minute deny the Revs the equalizer.
A Branko Boskovic free kick set up the opener as he served the ball into the
area, where McDonald expertly redirected it past goalkeeper Matt Reis from 12
yards with a header.
Sene nearly equalized for the Revs in the 38th when his shot went through the
legs of Hamid but off the outside of the net, only for Jakovic to score on a
scramble in front of the New England goal.
The Revs came out strong after the break with Benny Feilhaber's long-range
shot being parried into the path of Sene, who scored on the rebound with a
Soares made it 2-2 a few minutes later when he headed home Chris Tierney's
Santos came off the bench in the 57th minute and scored the winner four
minutes later after playing a one-two with Dwayne De Rosario and slotting the
ball home inside the right post.
Reis kept New England within a goal when he stopped Andy Najar at close range,
but Hamid came up with the stop that preserved the win in the 90th minute when
he tipped Kelyn Rowe's header over the crossbar.
05/26 21:48:54 ET