Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Danny Allsopp scored twice and D.C. United beat the Philadelphia Union , 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at RFK Stadium to snap a five-game losing streak and nine-match winless run in Major League Soccer.
Allsopp scored in each half, as United (4-14-3) won for the first time since a 3-2 win over Seattle Sounders FC in early June to give interim coach Ben Olsen his first victory.
Olsen replaced Curt Onalfo following a 3-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake on July 31 and lost his first two games for the team he played with from 1998-2009.
The Union (4-11-5) won their first-ever game against United in April, 3-2, but were shutout for just the fourth time this season as their winless run reached six matches.
Philadelphia had the first real chance of the match through Sebastian Le Toux, who leads the team with nine goals and nine assists, in the sixth minute. He opened space against Jed Zayner in the penalty area, but United rookie goalie Bill Hamid made a strong save.
United opened the scoring inside 22 minutes when Allsopp pounced on a mistake by Union defender Danny Califf. D.C. rookie Andy Najar drove a cross in from the right wing and Califf slipped as he tried to clear. The ball deflected off Califf to an open Allsopp, and he easily slotted into the bottom-left corner.
Philadelphia had chance late in the first half to tie the match, but Califf's effort off a free kick deflected off teammate Fred on a crowded goal line.
Santino Quaranta curled a good chance for United just around the right post from 18 yards early in the second half, and Allsopp followed with his second goal in the 63rd.
Najar helped create the goal with a run down the right. He then slipped a pass across the top of the 18, where Pablo Hernandez dummied the ball to let it run to Allsopp, and he hit a left-footed shot past Union goalie Chris Seitz.
Jaime Moreno nearly capped United's win with his 133rd career goal in stoppage time but missed wide left.
Hamid finished with three saves for his first MLS shutout.