MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Montreal|
(Wednesday, June 11, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: D.C. United 4, Montreal 2
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Luis Silva scored his first goal of the
season in the sixth minute for D.C. United on Wednesday, then he scored twice
more in the first half to lead his side to a 4-2 win over the Montreal Impact
at the Saputo Stadium.
Silva failed to register a goal in his first nine games this term, but broke
out in a big way with a first-half hat trick on Wednesday that carries United
to the top of the Eastern Conference, two points clear of second-place New
Following Silva's sixth-minute opener, Montreal took a 2-1 lead behind goals
from Jack McInerney and Andres Romero before Nick DeLeon leveled the match at
2-2 in the 23rd.
Silva then scored again to make it 3-2 before he added a third goal in first-
half stoppage time, this time scoring from the penalty spot.
Fabian Espindola recorded two assists for United, setting up Silva's first
tally and then delivering a cross to DeLeon in the 23rd after Montreal had
leveled the match.
Patrice Bernier nearly put the Impact ahead in the 37th minute when his free
kick struck the crossbar, but the visitors came right back and took the lead
two minutes later with Silva scoring a fine individual goal by curling a shot
from outside the area past goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
United's Steve Birnbaum then drew a foul on Montreal's Hassoun Camara just
before the halftime whistle, allowing Silva to fire home his third goal of the
evening from 12 yards.
After a six-goal first half, things settled down a bit after the break, but
Bernier squandered a chance to get his team back in the game in the 76th
minute when his penalty kick struck the post after United's Davy Arnaud
handled the ball inside his penalty area.
06/11 21:33:05 ET