D.C. United emphatically ended a four-hour scoring drought last night with two goals from Alecko Eskandarian and one from Jaime Moreno in a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew in Washington.
United dominated from the opening whistle to end the Crew's seven-game unbeaten streak. Rookie Troy Perkins had three saves, but he lost his shutout on Manny Lagos's goal in the 90th minute.
Freddy Adu, who played 90 minutes for the US under-20 team against Brazil Wednesday, was a second-half substitute for United for the second consecutive game. The 15-year-old striker replaced Eskandarian in the 69th minute, and his one promising run was thwarted when three defenders converged on him.
Earthquakes 1, Fire 1 -- Brian Ching scored in the 66th minute and Pat Onstad stopped a late penalty kick to help visiting San Jose tie Chicago. Ching tied the game, heading Jeff Agoos's corner kick past goalkeeper Henry Ring from close range. Chicago's Evan Whitfield appeared to have redirected the ball, but Ching was credited with his MLS-leading seventh goal. Onstad then dived to stop Ante Razov's penalty kick in the 86th minute.
The Fire's Nate Jaqua scored from just inside the 6-yard box in the seventh minute.
MetroStars 2, Galaxy 1 -- Mike Magee knocked in a header with one minute left in regulation, leading the MetroStars over visiting Los Angeles.
Burn 1, Rapids 1 -- Dallas's Jason Kreis scored his 88th career goal, tying Roy Lassiter for first place, but Chris Henderson answered for host Colorado.