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.
About four hours after Cesc Fabregas missed an early penalty kick in Spain’s 2-0 win over El Salvador, Fabian Espindola flubbed an injury-time PK that allowed the Columbus Crew to escape FedEx Field with a 0-0 draw on Saturday night in the nightcap of a Road to Brazil doubleheader.
Fabián Espíndola scores when he wants to. And apparently, when he isn’t even trying to as well.
After a slow, scoreless first half of play, the skies and the game opened up in a second half that featured a little bit of everything, ending in a New England Revolution 2-1 victory over Eastern Conference rival D.C. United Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.
What a difference a year makes.
Just a season after being swept in their three-game series with the Houston Dynamo by a combined score of 8-1, D.C. United made easy work of the Dynamo on Wednesday night, riding goals from Fabian Espindola and Chris Rolfe to a 2-0 victory at RFK Stadium.
The wait is over for Eddie Johnson.
Chris Rolfe and D.C. United extended their closest rivals’ streak of futility with a 1-0 road win over the reeling Philadelphia Union in front of 18,522 fans at PPL Park on Saturday afternoon.
An early goal from Rolfe was all United needed to sink the Union, who are now winless in their last nine games, the longest such stretch in the franchise’s five-year history.
The Portland Timbers' first win of 2014 was one to remember.
D.C. United entered their matchup against FC Dallas on Saturday evening riding a four-game unbeaten streak. Dallas entered the match as winners of four of their last five. Something had to give.
After trailing for the majority of the match thanks to an early Fabian Espindola goal, the Columbus Crew found more late-game heroics to earn a 1-1 draw with D.C. United on Saturday, this time from Héctor Jiménez.