DC United tops in the East after 4-2 victory over Montreal
DC United explode for four goals in the first half against the Montreal Impact to launch themselves into first place in the East heading into the World Cup break.
Midfielder Luis Silva opened the scoring at the six minute mark with a strike from about 15 yards out, assisted by Fabian Espindola. Montreal’s Jack McInerney would answer six minutes later, followed by Andreas Romera at the 21 minute mark to give the Impact the lead. The lead would not last long however, as United’s Nick DeLeon brought the teams even just two minutes later.
Silva would add two more goals before the half time whistle blew putting DC United up 4-2 at the break.
No scoring in the second half as DC United seemed more than content to just sit on their lead, while Montreal returned to the poor form that has them sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table.
Davy Arnaud’s Yellow card in the 87th minute will result in a suspension for next game. DC United’s Bill Hamid had the night off with back-up Andrew Dykstra getting the start in goal. With this win DC United have more than double last year’s win total through only 15 games.
With an influx of new players, such as Eddie Johnson(who did not feature in this game) and Fabian Espindola(three assists in this game), head coach Ben Olsen has done a masterful job guiding United to a tremendous turnaround from the disaster that was last season. With Johnson getting more comfortable with his role and place on the team, it stands to reason that DC United will be able to continue this form when they return in two weeks from the World Cup break. #VamosUnited
DC United: Luis Silva 6’, 39’, 45’+5’ Nick DeLeon 23’
Montreal Impact: Jack McInerney 12’ Andreas Romera 21’