United C. overcame an early goal by the Colorado Rapids by scoring three in an eight-minute span just before the half and then staying to win 3-2 on the road Saturday night at the Dick & # 39; s Sporting Goods Park.
Benny Feilhaber put the home side after 11 minutes when he finished at the far post after a corner kick. The advantage lasted 25 minutes, and then the wheels fell.
Luciano Acosta covered United's first goal and homegrown midfielder Chris Durkin – making his first start of the year – put United in front minutes later, when he beat Tim Howard for his first career goal. Then, Lucas Rodriguez was launched against the defense of Colorado to put United up 3-1 at halftime.
The Rapids made a game of that in the second, when Kei Kamara got one back, but in the end, D.C. it remained for victory on the road, leaving Colorado winless in the first seven games of the season.
- 11 & # 39; – COL – Benny Feilhaber (Paul Arriola) | CLOCK
- 35 & # 39; – DC – Luciano Acosta | CLOCK
- 38 & # 39; – DC – Chris Durkin | CLOCK
- 43 & # 39; – DC – Lucas Rodriguez | CLOCK
- 66 & # 39; – COL – Kei Kamara | CLOCK
- THE PANORAMA: On paper, they were expected to win, and they did, now 2-0-1 on the road and knowing they will be on the top of the East during the weekend. For the first time, Colorado has not won seven, and this was the third consecutive game, and the fourth of the young season, in which they have delivered three or more goals.
- MOMENT OF THE PARTY: Acosta's goal had DC on the board, but Chris Durkin turned out to be the hit Colorado made in:
– Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 14, 2019
- MAN OF THE PARTY: Save for that eight-minute span, Colorado played a solid game. Still, it is difficult to give the go-ahead to the losing team, so it falls on Lucas Rodriguez to set up Durkin and then his own fantastic final.
- COLUMN: Saturday, April 20 at Chicago Fire (1 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN + in the US; DAZN in Canada)
- DC: Sunday, April 21 against NYCFC (4 pm ET | ESPN; DAZN in Canada)