Jul 21, 2014 at 1am UK at ​RFK Stadium
DC United
Chivas USA
Johnson (25' pen.), Kitchen (59'), Silva (70')
Kitchen (31'), Silva (70')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Torres (84' pen.)
Sturgis (50')

Result: DC United cruise to comfortable win over Chivas USA

Eddie Johnson on February 21, 2012
Goals from Eddie Johnson, Perry Kitchen and Luis Silva fire DC United to a 3-1 win over Chivas USA in their MLS clash.

DC United extended their lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Chivas USA.

The visitors had the first opening of the game as the ball fell kindly to Erick Torres from a clearance downfield and he raced to the edge of the box, but fired his early shot wide.

DC responded and Luis Silva forced a save out of Dan Kennedy as he won the ball on the edge of the box, but his effort was straight at the keeper who held the shot with ease.

United took the lead when Chris Rolfe was bundled over in the box by Oswaldo Minda, forcing the referee to point to the spot. Eddie Johnson took the spot kick and buried his shot into the top corner.

The home side came within inches of doubling their lead when Chris Korb lifted a cross to the back post for Johnson, but his header clattered off the crossbar.

Just before half time, DC hit the bar again when Eriq Zavaleta nearly put the ball into his own net when trying to stop Davy Arnaud's cross from reaching Nick DeLeon.

United did double their lead in the 59th minute when Johnson knocked a free kick into the path of Perry Kitchen, who placed the ball into the bottom corner with sublime left-footed volley.

The hosts all but secured the win as Korb released the run of Silva down the left channel and cut inside before beating Kennedy with a low curling shot.

Chivas did get a consolation goal when Steve Birnbaum brought down Mauro Rosales in the area, and the penalty was converted by Torres but it was too little too late for the visitors.

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