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Freddy Adu scores twice, Union beats Dynamo 3-1

Associated Press Modified: September 24, 2012 at 12:22 am •  Published: September 24, 2012

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) — Freddy Adu scored twice as the Philadelphia Union beat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 on Sunday to end an eight-game winless streak and remain in playoff contention.

Adu opened the scoring in the 28th minute, and gave Philadelphia (8-14-6) a 2-1 lead from a penalty in the 50th. Josue Martinez added his first MLS goal, connecting in the 70th minute.

Boniek Garcia scored for Houston in the 44th minute.

Branko Boskovic's first goal of the season lifted D.C. United to a home win over Chivas USA 1-0.

Lionard Pajoy's cross set up Boskovic's header as United earned their third straight win to extend the club's record home unbeaten streak to 15 games.

United moved into a share for third place in the Eastern Conference, but the New York Red Bulls still hold the first tiebreaker of total goals scored.

At Vancouver, British Columbia, second-half substitute Jamie Smith scored in the 86th minute to give the Colorado Rapids a 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Smith put in a shot from just inside the box after the ball bounced a couple of times off the feet of Vancouver's Alain Rochat and Lee Young-pyo.

Omar Cummings also scored for the Rapids. Rochat and second-half substitute Kenny Miller had goals for the Whitecaps, who overcame a 1-0, first-half deficit.

The Whitecaps remained winless in six games but moved two points ahead of Dallas in the race for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.


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