- The Washington Times - Monday, August 11, 2008

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Juan Pablo Angel scored two goals to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 win over D.C. United on Sunday.

Sinisa Ubiparipovic added his first career MLS goal, and Mike Magee also scored for the Red Bulls (6-6-7), who snapped a five-game winless streak.

“It was a must-win game because of the circumstances,” Angel said. “I think it was extremely important for us to get a positive result.”

Jaime Moreno gave D.C. United (8-9-1) the early lead in the 16th minute when he headed in a crossing pass for his eighth goal of the season, beating Red Bulls goalie Jon Conway.

United forward Luciano Emilio fed the ball to midfielder Fred on the right flank, who then crossed the ball to an unmarked Moreno running off the left post for the score.

Angel tied the game when he beat goalie Zach Wells on a direct free kick in the 27th minute for his fifth goal of the season. The Red Bulls went ahead for good just before halftime when Magee scored his second goal of the season.

Magee found the net on a rebound after an apparent save by Wells. The United goalie, who has recorded just one shutout all season, parried an initial shot but then was out of position to stop Magee’s score.

Angel then got his second goal of the day when he chipped a long shot over Wells in the 50th minute. United defender Marc Burch misplayed a header, giving Angel the space to loft the ball inside the right post.

Ubiparipovic finished the scoring in the 87th minute when he converted a pass from Jorge Rojas.

“We were able to come back from a 1-0 deficit and showed what we’re made of,” Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio said. “Every time we’ve gone down this season, we’ve either lost the game or didn’t win. It’s good to see we have a resilient team.”

The match marked the second time this season that United has given up four or more goals.

United returns to action Tuesday when it hosts the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium in a semifinal match in the U.S. Open Cup.

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