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May 3, 2007
Revs 1, United 1
Jaime Moreno, making a rare appearance as a substitute, converted a penalty kick for his first goal of the season Thursday night as D.C. United played a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution.
The draw gave United their first standings point of the season and ended a franchise-record six-game regular-season losing streak, which included the final three games of last season.
Andy Dorman scored his third goal for the Revolution, who played most of the second half with 10 men after midfielder Shalrie Joseph received a questionable red card.
New England is unbeaten in four games after losing its season opener.
United's slow start to the season moved coach Tom Soehn to make more lineup changes, and none was bigger than the decision to bench Moreno, the franchise's all-time leading goal-scorer. In Moreno's place, Soehn went with Nicholas Addlery, a rookie who played in the Vietnamese second division last year and made his MLS debut with 22 minutes as a substitute last week against Columbus.
Addlery played an erratic 45 minutes before he was replaced at the half by Moreno, who soon drew a poor-judgment foul by James Riley that led to a goal. Riley gave Moreno a forearm shove while both players pursued a long ball in the corner of the penalty area. Referee Terry Vaughn pointed to the penalty spot, and Moreno converted the kick in the 49th minute.
Dorman's goal came only three minutes earlier, in the first seconds of the second half. Joseph played a long ball to Taylor Twellman, whose shot was blocked by diving goalkeeper Troy Perkins. Dorman was there to pounce on the rebound and put in the easy goal.
Joseph was ejected after he and United's Ben Olsen made simultaneous sliding attempts for the ball in the 63rd minute. Joseph vehemently protested before making a very slow walk toward the locker room.
United nearly won the game twice in injury time. Olsen hit the crossbar from close range, and Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis made a diving stop on Luciano Emilio to preserve the draw.
Posted by Corey Bourassa at 10:10 PM to Revolution
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