D.C. United routs Tampa Bay Rowdies, 4-0

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.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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