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D.C. advances with a 1-1 tie

October 30, 2006|From the Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Christian Gomez scored in the 86th minute Sunday to give D.C. United a 1-1 tie with the New York Red Bulls, advancing United to the Eastern Conference finals in Major League Soccer.

D.C. United was outshot and often outhustled by the Red Bulls, but Gomez's goal and another solid game from MLS goalkeeper of the year Troy Perkins were enough to preserve the advantage gained in last week's 1-0 victory at Giants Stadium in the first leg of the home-and-home, total-goals series.

Four-time champion United will play host to the New England Revolution in the one-game conference final next Sunday.

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