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Post-Match Facts | Week 29

D.C. United 4 (9-17-4, 31 points) v. San Jose Earthquakes 0 (11-13-6, 39 points)

2017 MLS Regular Season
Sept. 23, 2017 – RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 25,229

Player Notes

  • Patrick Mullins scored his first, second, third and fourth goals of the season.
  • Mullins recorded three goals for the second time in his career, both as a D.C. United player (Aug. 27, 2016).
  • Mullins scored four goals in a game for the first time in his career. He is the first United player to score four goals in a match since Abdul Thompson Conteh in 2001 and the 11th player in MLS history to do so. His four goals over 31 minutes is the fastest in league history.
  • Mullins is the first player in MLS history to score four goals in a half.
  • Mullins' first three goals were the second-fastest in United history (10 minutes and 40 seconds, behind Dwayne De Rosario's hat trick (Sept. 24, 2011, 9 minutes).
  • Paul Arriola recorded his first and second career MLS assists.
  • Luciano Acosta started his 26th match of the season, eclipsing last year's total (25).
  • Steve Clark made his first start and earned his first shutout as a D.C. United player (23rd in MLS). 
  • Sean Franklin made his 100th appearance as a D.C. United player.

#DCvSJ Notes

  • The Black-and-Red are 14-17-7 against the Earthquakes all-time.
  • United are 10-9-0 against San Jose at RFK Stadium.
  • United beat San Jose in D.C. for the first time since 2013.
  • The Black-and-Red shutout the Earthquakes for the first time since 2013.

Match Notes

  • United scored four goals in a match for the first time this season.
  • The Black-and-Red earned their seventh shutout of the season.
  • The Black-and-Red are undefeated when scoring first at home this season (5-0-1).
  • When tied at half, United are now 6-5-2 in 2017 (5-2-2 at RFK).
  • United won only their second match this season when outshooting their opponent (2-9-1, 2-51 at home).

Goals by Half

  1st Half 2nd Half Total
D.C. United 0 4 4
San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0

Misconduct Summary

Minute Team Offender Reason
50' SJ Florian Jungwirth Unsporting Behavior
67' SJ Andrés Imperiale Unsporting Behavior

Scoring Summary

Minute Team Goalscorer Assisted by
57' D.C. Patrick Mullins Paul Arriola, Luciano Acosta
60' D.C. Patrick Mullins Paul Arriola
68' D.C. Patrick Mullins  
88' D.C. Patrick Mullins  

Box Score

Team Shots Shots on Goal Corners Offsides Possession (%) Saves
D.C. United 14 8 2 3 49 1
San Jose Earthquakes 10 1 2 2 51 4

D.C. United lineup:

Steve Clark; Chris Korb, Kofi Opare, Steve Birnbaum, Nick DeLeon (Sean Franklin 81'); Russell Canouse, Marcelo Sarvas; Zoltán Stieber (Ian Harkes 85'), Luciano Acosta (Lloyd Sam 74'), Paul Arriola; Patrick Mullins

Unused Substitutes: Bill Hamid, Bruno Miranda, Jalen Robinson, Deshorn Brown

San Jose Earthquakes lineup:

Andrew Tarbell; Shea Salinas, Andrés Imperiale, Francois Affolter, Kofi Sarkodie; Valeri Qazaishvili (Jahmir Hyka 81'), Florian Jungwirth (Aníbal Godoy 61'), Jackson Yueill, Danny Hoesen; Marco Ureña (Tommy Thompson 61'), Chris Wondolowski

Unused Substitutes: Matt Bersano, Victor Bernárdez, Nick Lima, Quincy Amarikwa

Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Eric Weisbrod
Fourth Official: Hilario Grajeda
Video Assistant Referee: Matthew Franz