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Dempsey Lifts Revolution Over D.C. United, 4-3

MLS ROUNDUP

April 24, 2005|From Associated Press

Clint Dempsey scored the winning goal in the 77th minute and the New England Revolution held off D.C. United for a 4-3 victory Saturday at Washington.

After scoring from six yards, Dempsey mimicked hitting a baseball out of RFK Stadium, the new home of the Washington Nationals.

D.C. United (1-2-1) missed two scoring chances in the last minute when Clyde Simms sent shots just over the crossbar.

New England (2-0-1) took a 3-0 lead in the first 32 minutes. Taylor Twellman scored in the 26th minute, Shalrie Joseph had a penalty kick in the 28th minute and Marshall Leonard scored a goal four minutes after that.

Jaime Moreno converted a penalty kick in the 45th minute to pull D.C. United to 3-1. United's Santino Quaranta tipped in a crossing pass from Steve Guppy to make it 3-2 in the 58th minute.

Moreno converted another penalty kick to pull United to 4-3 in the 82nd minute.

FC Dallas 3, Real Salt Lake 0 -- Richard Mulrooney and Carlos Ruiz each had a goal and an assist to lead host Dallas (3-0-1) over Salt Lake (1-2-1).

Mulrooney's goal came on a direct free kick in the fourth minute. Ruiz scored in the 63rd minute on a penalty kick, which was awarded after Real defender Rusty Pierce was charged with a takedown in the penalty area.

Eddie Johnson scored for Dallas in the 35th minute after taking a pass from Mulrooney.

San Jose 3, Kansas City 2 -- Goalkeeper Pat Onstad stopped Josh Wolff's penalty kick in the second half and the Earthquakes (1-1-2) held on to defeat the Wizards (1-1-1) at San Jose.

Dwayne DeRosario gave San Jose a 3-2 lead in the 57th minute, bouncing his first goal of the season off the far post and into the net. Three minutes later, the Wizards were awarded a penalty kick after Jimmy Conrad was fouled, but Wolff missed it.

Colorado 2, Columbus 0 -- Pablo Mastroeni scored in the second minute at Denver to help the Rapids (1-2-1) defeat the Crew (2-2). Luchi Gonzalez had a goal and an assist, scoring in the 57th minute, and Chris Henderson had two assists.

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