- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 8, 2008

D.C. United 2, Fire 1

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. | Luciano Emilio‘s stoppage time goal on a counter attack gave D.C. United a 2-1 upset victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

Jaime Moreno tied the score at 1-1 for United in the 63rd minute. With four minutes of stoppage time, Emilio scored dribbling down the left side against two Fire defenders, crossing to the middle and sending a right foot shot past Fire goalie Jon Busch.

The Fire (6-3-1) had given up just six goals in their first nine games. The victory was only the first for United (4-7-1) in seven road games this season.

Fire forward Chad Barrett scored his team-high fifth goal in the 27th minute for a 1-0 lead.

However, Emilio set up the tying goal in the second half by dribbling around two Fire defenders inside the box, and the rebound off Busch’s hand landed right at Moreno’s foot.

Barrett’s goal came on an assist by Mexican superstar Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who sent a pass through the United defense to Barrett, who was charging down the middle of the field between two United defenders. Barrett had a clear look at United goalie Zach Wells and put the shot into the left corner of the net.

United midfielder Fred had two tremendous scoring opportunities in the first half that were nearly identical. Both times he ended up with the ball on the left side and angled toward the goal and Busch made punch saves on shots from approximately 8 and 6 yards, respectively.

Fire defender Brandon Prideaux and United midfielder Marcello Gallardo were ejected in the 56th minute after a head-butting incident in the Fire penalty box

Earthquakes 2, Crew 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Midfielder Ronnie O’Brien set up goals by Ryan Johnson and Ramiro Corrales and San Jose defeated Columbus.

Johnson gave the Earthquakes the lead in the 10th minute and Corrales scored in the 60th. San Jose goalie Joe Cannon made three saves for the shutout.

Wizards 0, Real Salt Lake 0

SALT LAKE CITY | Kansas City goalie Kevin Hartman made seven saves and the Wizards survived a flurry of Real Salt Lake scoring opportunities in 0-0 tie.

The Wizards nearly won it as the game entered stoppage time, but Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando dove to his left to push away a blast by Kerry Zavagnin.

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