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What a difference a year makes

"We’ve got to keep getting better and try to stay here," Ben Olsen
The climb to first

Today is a great day. It's the first day of World Cup 2014 and D.C. United is sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference heading into a two-week break from MLS play. How has United gotten there? Let's take a look back at United's off-season, preseason and first half of the 2014 season.

Match Analysis: D.C. United at Montreal Impact

Assistant Coach Chad Ashton on United's 4-2 victory at Montreal
Match Analysis: DCU v MTL

VOTE Perry Kitchen for 2014 MLS All-Star

"Because when I'm available, I play," Kitchen.
VOTE: Kitchen for All-Star

Stats in video current as of 6/5; up-to-date stats below

June 11 Key Stats: D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact

Luis Silva nets a hat trick, Nick DeLeon opens his account
Key Stats: DCU v MTL

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Post-Match Quotes: June 11, 2014

I thought we were very aggressive in the first half. I thought we set a good tone. - Olsen
Post-Match Quotes

D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen

June 11 Highlights: D.C. United 4 - Montreal Impact 2

A hat trick for Silva and DeLeon with his first in 2014
Highlights: DCU 4 - MTL 2

June 11 Recap: D.C. United 4 - Montreal Impact 2

United heads into the World Cup break 1st in the East
Recap: DCU 4 - MTL 2

There was plenty for the neutral to enjoy on Wednesday at Stade Saputo, as the Montreal Impact and D.C. United scored six goals between them in a frantic first half.

A Luis Silva hat trick was the difference, however, as D.C. picked up the three points and moved to the top of the Eastern Conference (7-4-4, 25 pts) with a 4-2 win on Wednesday. Nick DeLeon scored the other D.C. goal.

GOAL: Luis Silva hat trick

Silva confident as he fires it past Perkins
GOAL: Silva hat trick

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GOAL: Luis Silva with his second

Silva with a crafty shot puts the Black-and-Red up 3-2
GOAL: Stunner from Silva

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GOAL: Nick DeLeon has an answer

DeLeon opens his scoring account, ties up the match in the 22 minute
GOAL: Nick DeLeon

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