New York Red Bulls Vs. D.C. United: Chris Pontius' Hat Trick Leads United Past New York, 4-1

D.C. United picked up their third win of the year at soggy RFK Stadium.

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New York Red Bulls Vs. D.C. United: New York Falls To United, 4-1

With the D.C. United (3-2-3, 12 points) victory over the Red Bulls (3-3-1, 10 points) today, the win vaults DC into second place in the Eastern Conference over New York.

D.C. United Forward Chris Pontius scored a hat-trick in today's match (he scored his third goal at the 69th minute to complete the feat) and Midfielder Nick DeLeon also contributed a goal in the victory. For New York, Red Bulls Captain Thierry Henry scored the lone goal for his team in the 72nd minute, ensuring they wouldn't get shut out in the match.

Next up for the D.C. United will be a match with the Houston Dynamo next Saturday at RFK Stadium and the New York Red Bulls will face the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena.

For more on D.C. United, visit Black And Red United. For more on the Red Bulls, check out Once a Metro. For the latest word on the beautiful game, visit SB Nation's soccer hub.

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New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United: Chris Pontius Leads United To 3-0 Halftime Lead

Both New York Red Bulls and D.C. United have to deal with the elements, but it looks like only one team showed up to RFK Stadium tonight. Yes, the Red Bulls are without superstar Rafa Marquez, but it looks like the rest of the team decided not to care today.

United got off to a great start controlling possession early and got on the board first with a strike from outside the box from Chris Pontius in the eighth minute.

The Red Bulls only opportunity of the half came in the 25th minute. Thierry Henry tested United keeper Joe Willis with a shot from 30 yards away, which Willis handled.

Pontius added his second in the 32nd minute, but that goal was set up by Maicon Santos. Santos beat three Red Bull defenders to the end line and put in a cross Goalkeeper Ryan Meara could not control. Pontius was on the doorstep and put the sitter in to give United a 2-0 lead.

United added their third goal of the half after a questionable no-call against Dwayne De Rosario as he pushed a Red Bull defender down in the box to get to the ball, he sent a cross to Nick DeLeon and after a deflection, United took the 3-0 lead in the 36th minute.

For more on D.C. United, visit Black And Red United. For more on the Red Bulls, check out Once a Metro. For the latest word on the beautiful game, visit SB Nation's soccer hub.

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New York Red Bulls Vs. D.C. United: DCU Puts Five Match Unbeaten Streak On Line

D.C. United (2-2-3, nine points) welcome the New York Red Bulls (3-2-1, 10 points) to RFK Stadium on Sunday evening, hoping to extend their five match unbeaten streak.

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