WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abdul Thompson Conteh scored two goals and
Jose Alegria got the first of his MLS career
in D.C. United's 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Mutiny.
Conteh scored on a breakaway in the 27th minute to give United a
1-0 lead on assists by Jaime Moreno and Bobby Convey.
Moreno, on an assist from Ryan Nelson, made it 2-0 with a shot
into the lower right corner of the net in the 39th minute. Eight
minutes later, Mark Lisi gave United a 3-0 lead by blasting the
rebound of Convey's blocked shot into the open net.
Conteh's second goal came in the 49th minute.
Jair scored Tampa Bay's only goal in the 61st minute off an
assist from Devin Barclay as the Mutiny dropped to 4-20-2.
Alegria, assisted by Carey Talley, scored the first goal of his
MLS career in the 71st minute to give United a 5-1 lead.
The game was played as the second half of a morning-afternoon
doubleheader at RFK Stadium, where 54,282 watched Honduras defeat
the U.S. National team 3-2 in a CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier.
The victory marked the first two-game winning streak for United
(8-15-2) since June 13-16 when they defeated the New York-New
Jersey MetroStars and Kansas City Wizards. It also gave United
coach Thomas Rongren victory No. 82, most in MLS history.