- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 27, 2002

If this was indeed Jaime Moreno's last game at RFK Stadium, D.C. United's all-time leading goal scorer left in style. He scored two goals and added an assist as United defeated Salvadoran club CD Aguila 4-0 last night before 17,453.
Aguila, the Manchester United of the Salvadoran league, didn't belong on the same field with United and Moreno. When Moreno was introduced, the large pro-Aguila crowd heartily booed United's Bolivian international.
In the end and after constant fights in the stands Moreno had the last word.
"It doesn't make me mad at all," Moreno said of the crowd reaction. "I just concentrate on my game. At the end of the day, they paid for their ticket. They can support whoever they want."
Moreno has two option years left on his Major League Soccer contract and makes the league maximum of approximately $260,000. There has been some open speculation that Moreno will not be retained because United has no room under the league's stringent $1.7million salary cap.
Moreno scored his two goals within a minute in the second half and permanently silenced Aguila's out-of-control fans. He made it 2-0 in the 61st minute when reserve midfielder Petter Villegas mis-hit the ball. It fell on Moreno's right foot at the top of the 6-yard box, and he nudged it in.
In the 62nd minute, Moreno tapped in a cross from Villegas inside the 6-yard box to make it 3-0. Reserve forward Roy Lassiter added a goal in the 80th minute.
"We made our statement that we are worth watching," United coach Ray Hudson said. "For those Salvadoran fans who came to watch, I hope they are honest enough that they can go away and say, 'That's a decent team that we got beat by tonight.'"
United's attacking players Moreno, Bobby Convey, Eliseo Quintanilla, Justin Mapp, Ben Olsen and Santino Quaranta made a mockery of Aguila's midfield and its reckless four-man back line.
By watching Aguila lose its shape throughout the first half, one would have never known this club was currently in season. United dominated play in the first half. Moreno played as if he were four years younger rather than a shell of his former shelf as he was this season with three goals and four assists in 1,157 minutes.
Convey quickly quieted the large crowd with a pretty goal in the ninth minute, the only score of the first half. Aguila, which is in third place in the Salvadoran First Division, turned into spectators on Convey's goal.
Olsen, operating alone on the right flank, played the ball back to Convey in the middle. Convey played a ball on the ground through traffic to Moreno with his back to goal. Moreno played the ball out to Quintanilla, who played for Aguila this past July, and he touched the ball forward to Convey running in the box. Convey did the rest, stroking the ball with the inside of his left foot past badly positioned goalkeeper Juan Gomez.

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