- Associated Press - Saturday, August 8, 2015

MONTREAL (AP) - Chris Rolfe scored early and Bill Hamid was strong in goal in D.C. United’s 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

Eastern Conference-leading United (13-7-5) won its third straight, and ended Montreal’s unbeaten streak at three games. The Impact dropped to 8-9-4.

Rolfe scored in the 13th minute.

With central defender Laurent Ciman sitting out a one-game suspension, the Impact started a young back line that was victimized early when Victor Cabrera mishandled a ball under pressure and Jairo Arrieta slid it to Rolfe, who went in alone and beat Evan Bush. It was Rolfe’s third goal in two games.

Hamid was sharp in his return after missing four games because of a hand injury. Hamid stopped Andres Romero from close range twice and thwarted a Dominic Oduro attempt before the intermission.

There were more chances in the second half, including Johan Venegas’ bouncing a header just over the bar from Marco Donadel’s corner kick in the 54th, and Oduro being stopped again inside the area in the 73rd. Hamid made diving saves on Ignacio Piatti and Venegas late in the game.

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