WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Dykstra earned a shutout in his first MLS start in nearly four years and D.C. United snapped a 15-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
Substitute Chris Rolfe scored in second-half stoppage time to ensure the victory after United (1-2-1) went ahead late in the first half on an own goal by New England defender Jose Goncalves.
It was United's first win of the season and Rolfe scored his first goal of 2014 after being traded from the Chicago Fire this week. United's winless streak dated to last August.
Dykstra, starting for injured first-choice goalkeeper Bill Hamid, needed only one save to preserve the win in his first MLS action since July 2010.
The Revolution (1-3-1) have scored just twice this season while being shut out in four of their five matches.