D.C. United rips by Rapids in Colorado 3-2
D.C. United bounced back from a two-game winless drought with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. The two-game slide came at Audi Field so it might’ve been a good thing for this year’s version of the Black and Red to go bond together on the road. The last time they wore the white kits resulted in their first road win since May 2018 in a win over Orlando City SC on March 31. The second straight road win helped the club improve their record to 4-1-2 with 14 ponts, passing Columbus for first place in the Eastern Conference. The win also capped off a perfect day in D.C. sports with the Sprit, Capitals, and Nationals all winning their games.
Like the local hockey and baseball team, D.C. United had adversity of their own to overcome. Colorado ripped through first on a goal form Benny Feilhaber in the 12th minute. That would change in the 35th thanks to Luciano Acosta. Three minutes later, Chris Durkin placed a beautiful kick right to the left side corner of the net. The assist was a good pass in itself right through traffic from Lucas Rodriguez.
Rodriguez himself would capitalize in the 43rd minute to give the Black and Red a 3-1 lead at the half.
The Rapids would get a goal in the 66th minute from Kei Kamara but D.C. United was able to preserve the lead from there. Bill Hamid made three saves while facing six on the night.
D.C. United heads back to Audi Field on Easter Sunday April 21 against NYCFC. Kickoff is at 4 and on ESPN.
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