A pair of goals from Australian Danny Allsopp propelled D.C. United to its first win of the season—a 2-1 victory over Kansas City at RFK stadium last night—while an Ugo Ihemelu header lifted FC Dallas to a 1-0 triumph over Houston and out of the winless ranks as well.
Allsop hit the back of the net in the 12th and 34th minutes as a revamped D.C. lineup avenged the 4-0 thumping the Red and Black (1-5) received from Kansas City in the season opener back on March 27. The win ended D.C.’s five-game, season-opening losing streak—the worst start in franchise history.
Ihemelu’s 79th-minute header gave Dallas (1-1-4) its first win in Houston after nine tries dating to 2006. The Hoops played the final 18 minutes with 10 men after Jair Benitez received a straight red for elbowing Dynamo striker Luis Landin in the face.
In Wednesday’s other games, Chivas USA got a pair of goals from Jesus Padilla en route to a 4-0 romp over New England, and Los Angeles blanked Colorado 1-0 in Denver.
Justin Braun and Blair Gavin scored the other goals for Chivas, which won for the first time ever at Gillette Stadium.
Edson Buddle was, shockingly, held scoreless in the LA-Colorado game, but Alan Gordon found the back of the net in the 21st minute to give the Galaxy (6-0-1) the win, its fifth shutout of the young season.
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