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United Flexes Muscle To Knock Off Burn

By that time, United had the match well in hand, thanks largely to Eskandarian and Moreno.

At the 44:50 mark, Moreno slipped a pass to the charging Olsen, who drew Cassar away from the net and dropped a pass back from the end line. Christian Gomez dummied it nicely for Eskandarian, who smashed an eight-yard shot into the open net.

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Moreno did most of the work on the second goal, skipping past Carey Talley into open space and crossing back to Eskandarian for a 16-yard one-timer. Cassar got a hand on it but couldn't prevent Eskandarian's team-high ninth goal of the year. Two minutes later, Moreno found Adu on the right for a composed finish from 10 yards.

"I was a little rusty at first -- I hadn't played in 2 1/2 weeks but it felt like 2 1/2 years," Eskandarian said.

"I have a role on this team, and anytime I can put some goals away, that's my job."

United Notes: The announced attendance of 13,024 was the smallest turnout for a weekend game this year. . . . United will host Chicago (7-10-8) on Saturday night.

• METROSTARS 3, REVOLUTION 2: Reserve forward Cornell Glen scored in the 68th minute to help New York/New Jersey win in East Rutherford, N.J.

The win was the MetroStars' first against the Revolution (5-11-9) in eight games. It also snapped a four-game winless streak that dropped the MetroStars out of first place in the Eastern Conference.

The MetroStars (10-9-6) moved within one point of Columbus for the top spot in the East with five games remaining.

GALAXY 2, EARTHQUAKES 1: Sasha Victorine and Arturo Torres scored for Los Angeles, and the Galaxy, at home, ended a seven-game winless streak.

The victory was the team's first under former U.S. national team coach Steve Sampson, who was 0-1-1 in his first two games with Los Angeles. The Galaxy (10-7-8) was 0-2-5 during the streak.


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