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           === United goes for second straight win against Impact ===
 Washington, DC (  - A pair of Eastern Conference rivals meet
 on Saturday when D.C. United hosts the Montreal Impact at RFK Stadium.
 After a slow start to the season, United has righted the ship and finds itself
 in the thick of the playoff positions with 14 points. The club will hope for a
 second consecutive victory after a 1-0 result over the Philadelphia Union last
 United  got off to  a fast start against the Union when a strike from defender
 Cristian  Fernandez deflected off the back of Union defender Raymon Gaddis and
 settled  to Chris Rolfe in the box. Rolfe collected off his chest and fired it
 into the bottom right corner on the volley.
 The  goal from  Rolfe was the 50th of the 31-year-old veteran's career, making
 him the 38th player in MLS history to score 50 regular-season goals.
 "Results are important in this business, it's a good win, I'm extremely happy,
 I  think  the guys are extremely  happy but I still  think there's a ways to a
 go," United head coach Ben Olsen said.
 "More  than  anything we  needed to  bounce back  from the  result we had last
 weekend  and we did. It's not easy to play at a rival's house up a goal in the
 6th minute and defend for 90," Rolfe said. "I'm proud of the guys I think they
 did  a great job in particular the second half in the last 10 or 15 minutes so
 many  balls were coming  into the box and we had four or five guys step up and
 get their bodies in the way and get the result for us."
 Montreal, meanwhile, is coming off a poor showing last weekend in a 3-0 defeat
 to Sporting Kansas City at Stade Saputo.
 The  visitors  went in front  after 18 minutes when  Collen Warner was shown a
 straight  red card  for  a handball  in  the penalty  area  and Dominic  Dwyer
 converted the ensuing spot kick.
 Sporting doubled its lead in the 34th minute when defender Chance Myers played
 a  cross from  the right  flank that  found Paulo  Nagamura at  the far  post,
 putting  his redirect back towards the opposite post for his first goal of the
 KC found a third goal in the 64th minute when Dwyer was played through to goal
 by  Nagamura. The SKC striker, alone in front of goal, picked the bottom right
 corner to score his second goal of the game.
 "I  think that the red card really changed the game for us. We really had some
 good  moments  early on," said  head coach Frank Klopas.  "I give credit to my
 guys  because in the second half they worked extremely hard considering we had
 a  game  midweek and that  we have  some players injured.  We have to focus on
 finding ways to improve now."
 The  teams  split a  pair of meetings  last season, with  each winning on home
 05/16 16:53:48 ET

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