Ola Kamara - D.C. United - close up

MLS Preseason 2020: D.C. United top Philadelphia Union behind Ola Kamara brace

D.C. United picked up its third victory of the 2020 preseason, getting a pair of goals from Ola Kamara and one from Ulises Segura in a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union in Clearwater, Florida on Saturday.

Kamara struck for DC's first of the match in the 18th minute off a tap-in finish that was set up by a feed from Segura.

 

Philadelphia would equalize on the stroke of halftime, however, courtesy of Jamiro Monteiro, who collected a pass from Brenden Aaronson near the top of the area and uncorked a curling strike past diving DCU goalkeeper Bill Hamid to pull the contest level at the break.

DCU would pull away in a four-minute span in the second half, starting with a 55th-minute penalty kick from Kamara that was drawn by Segura.

Segura provided the insurance four minutes later, cashing home a feed from Julian Gressel to round off the 3-1 final.

It was the final match of the preseason for both teams, with D.C. United wrapping up their exhibition slate at 3W-2L-1T and the Union falling to 3W-4L-0T.

The sides are set to meet again in just a few weeks, with Philadelphia set to host DCU in MLS play at Subaru Park on March 22.

Goals

  • 18' - DCU - Ola Kamara
  • 44' - PHI - Jamiro Monteiro
  • 55' - DCU - Ola Kamara (PK)
  • 59' - DCU - Ulises Segura

Lineups

D.C. United starting XI: Bill Hamid; Joseph Mora, Steve Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Russell Canouse, Junior Moreno, Felipe Martins, Ulises Segura, Edison Flores, Julian Gressel, Ola Kamara

Philadelphia Union starting XI: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Mark McKenzie, Matt Real, Alejandro Bedoya, Warren Creavalle, Jamiro Monteiro, Kacsper Przybylko, Brenden Aaronson, Sergio Santos

Next Up

  • DC: Saturday, Feb. 29 vs. Colorado Rapids (1 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, DAZN in Canada)
  • PHI: Saturday, Feb. 29 vs. FC Dallas (6 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, DAZN in Canada)

 

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