Colombian forward Lionard Pajoy scored twice in three minutes and first-round draft pick Taylor Kemp had two in a seven-minute stretch Saturday as D.C. United cracked open a scoreless match in the second half and defeated the second-division Tampa Bay Rowdies, 4-0, in Kissimmee, Fla.
Pajoy opened the scoring with an angled, seven-yard header on Chris Korb‘s cross, then neatly chipped the goalkeeper from the top of the penalty area. Kemp scored his first with ease, pouncing on a deflection after Ryan Richter crossed toward 16-year-old Michael Seaton at the six-yard box. He added another with a one-timer on Richter’s cross.
United (1-1-1 in preseason) will continue play in the eight-team Disney Pro Soccer Classic on Wednesday against Sporting Kansas City (6 p.m., live streaming video on mlssoccer.com).
Scoring: Pajoy (Korb assist) 55th minute, Pajoy 58th, Kemp 65th, Kemp (Richter) 72nd.
DCU starters: Hamid; Korb, Jakovic, McDonald, Woolard; DeLeon (Pontius 39th), Kitchen, Nane*, Porter*; De Rosario, Pajoy.
DCU lineup after 60th minute: Dykstra; Russell, White, Kalungi*, Fredericksen*; Richter*, Shanosky, Rozeboom, Neal; Pontius (Kemp 60th), Seaton.
Did not play: Thorrington, Rafael, Saragosa, Augusto, Townsend, Willis, VanOekel, Alam.
A replay of the match (with the flexibility to skip around) is available here.