DC United 2, New England Revolution 0 | 2016 MLS Match Recap

Lamar Neagle scored a goal and set up Sean Franklin for a second seven minutes later as D.C. United defeated the New England Revolution, 2-0, at RFK Stadium Saturday night

Neagle put the finishing touches on a terrific 20th-minute buildup to put D.C. United in front, 1-0, when he latched onto a perfectly floated ball from Luciano Acosta and putting his first-time volley past Brad Knighton from 10 yards out.

On the counter seven minutes later, Neagle played provider when he took a terrific through ball from Alvaro Saborio and played a low cross to the edge of the six-yard box where Franklin hammered in his first goal of the season.

Bill Hamid didn’t have much to do, but he kept the Revolution off the scoreboard with a terrific save in the 50th minute, robbing Lee Nguyen from point-blank range.

Box Score

Three things

  1. GETTING OFFENSIVE: After not finding the back of the net in their last two MLS matches, D.C. United exploded for two goals in a seven-minute span during the first half to pick up a critical Eastern Conference win.
  2. ROAD WOES: The Revs arrived at RFK Stadium coming off their first winning streak of the season, but their struggles away from Gillette Stadium continued with their fourth loss away from home.
  3. REVVED UP: Lamar Neagle has just three goals on the season, yet two have come against New England. He also struck in a 3-0 win at RFK Stadium on April 23.

Next up

DC: Friday, July 1 at Real Salt Lake (10:30 pm ET | UniMas, MLS LIVE)
NE: U.S. Open Cup – Wednesday, June 29 at New York Cosmos (7:30 pm ET | YouTube)