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By RYAN TOLMICH
Despite entering the weekend as the Eastern Conference’s second-place team, few saw D.C. United as much of a threat to the conference’s top team, Sporting KC.
D.C. United issued a statement of intent to the rest of the conference by toppling the reigning MLS Cup champions, 3-0, in front of a shocked Sporting Park crowd.
Ben Olsen’s side leapfrogged their way to the top of the conference in style, as Fabián Espíndola, Chris Rolfe and Perry Kitchen fired within a seven minute span to lead D.C. United past a shellshocked SKC for the team’s first victory at Sporting Park. The victory earned D.C. United much more than the top spot on the table, as this weekend’s victory finally adds legitimacy to the team’s Supporters Shield challenge.
D.C. United’s statement win has earned the team recognition as SBI MLS Team of the Week. D.C. United beat out several impressive teams this week, including the Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew and FC Dallas.
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