Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - A first-half brace from Jack McInerney
propelled the Philadelphia Union to a 3-2 win over struggling D.C. United at
RFK Stadium on Sunday.
McInerney has been a revelation for the Union this season, and his double on
Sunday gives him a league-leading six goals on the campaign, while Conor Casey
also chipped in a goal and an assist in the first 11 minutes of the match.
Perry Kitchen and Lionard Pajoy scored goals for United, but they were just
the third and fourth goals the club has scored this season, and they weren't
enough to prevent D.C. from losing for the fourth straight match.
McInerney got Philadelphia off to a flying start when a turnover in midfield
allowed Casey to play him in behind the defense. McInerney then split two
defenders to get into the area before calmly slotting his shot past goalkeeper
The goal didn't quite shake United from its early slumber, and Casey found the
net himself four minutes later when he was picked out at the edge of the
penalty area by Danny Cruz. The former Rapids frontman then drove a low shot
toward goal that Hamid got a hand to but couldn't keep out.
Kitchen hauled the hosts back into the contest in the 17th minute after being
set up by Dwayne De Rosario, but McInerney struck once more from a long throw-
in courtesy of Sheanon Williams, which was flicked on by Amobi Okugo at the
Former Union forward Pajoy pulled a goal back early in the second half for
United when he headed home Daniel Woolard's cross.
However, United's best chance the rest of the way was a deflected shot from
Brandon McDonald which ended up on the roof of the net.
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