Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2015) – D.C. United (5-1-2, 17 points) set a club record for points after eight games and kept a share of first place in the Major League Soccer standings with a 2-0 win over Columbus Crew SC (3-3-2, 11 points).
United extended its unbeaten streak overall to six games and its unbeaten streak at RFK Stadium to 16 straight games in all competitions, including 12 consecutive in league play.
The league's leading scorer in 2014, Bradley Wright-Phillips, found the back of the net in the first half for the first time this season and Lloyd Sam got an insurance goal in the second half as the Red Bulls cruised against a DC team that rarely threatened and missed the mark on a stoppage time penalty kick taken by Chris Pontius.
D.C. United today ended its first leg of pre-season on a positive note with a 1-1 tie against one of Sweden’s most storied clubs, Malmo FF. The final game of the 13-day long trip to Bradenton, Fla., was played on a sunny morning at the famed IMG Academy.