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Espindola gets 2 as DC drops Dallas 4-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm •  Published: April 26, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fabian Espindola scored twice and added an assist to lead D.C. United to a 4-1 victory over short-handed FC Dallas on Saturday night.

Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin also scored for the Washington club, which extended its unbeaten run to five matches and scored all four of its goals after the first-half ejection of Dallas defender Zach Loyd.

Dallas' Michel also was sent off late by referee Fotis Bazakos.

D.C. forward and U.S. World Cup hopeful Eddie Johnson assisted on Espindola's first goal just before halftime, but left in the 51st minute with an apparent leg injury.

Mauro Diaz put the visitors ahead early to extend Dallas' streak of scoring at least one goal to seven matches.

United improved to 3-2-2, and Dallas dropped to 5-2-1.