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Moreno's goal helps United draw with Revolution

May 4, 2007 - 3:24 AM WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Jaime Moreno said he's too old to have anything left to prove. The 33-year-old did so anyway.

Moreno came off the bench in the second half and scored on a penalty kick in the 50th minute to give D.C. United a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution on Thursday night.

The victory snapped a franchise-worst six-game losing streak for D.C. United (0-3-1) that included losses in its final three games of last season.

"I don't have nothing to prove. I'm too old for that," said Moreno, D.C. United's all-time leader in games played, games started, goals and game-winning tallies. "Eighteen- and 19-year-olds have something to prove. I'm 33. The important issue is United, and that's who we work for."

Moreno, a six-time MLS All-Star, scored his first goal of the season on the penalty kick. After being fouled by Revolution defender James Riley, he beat goalkeeper Matt Reis to his left with the shot.

"I thought it was a good call because Riley forgot about the ball and basically was just concerned about me," Moreno said. "He just went ahead and pushed me. It's a tough call, but at least there, we were lucky.

"A point is a point, and right now we're desperate. The luck was not with us tonight, but we're pretty sure Sunday that it's going to turn around."

D.C. United, which missed a golden opportunity to win the match when Guy-Roland Kpene's header hit the crossbar during stoppage play in the 93rd minute, hosts Chivas USA on Sunday.

Andy Dorman gave the Revolution (2-1-2) a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal from inside the penalty area in the 46th minute. Dorman scored off the rebound of a shot by Taylor Twellman that was denied by goalkeeper Troy Perkins.

After his team lost its first three MLS matches of the season for the first time since 1996 - the league's inaugural campaign - D.C. United coach Tom Soehn benched regular starters Moreno and midfielder Brian Carroll for the first half.

"Everyone wants to be out there starting," Carroll said. "Everyone's out there battling for a position. Of course I'd like to start, but I'm ready to help the team however I'm needed."

Nicholas Addlery started at forward and Clyde Simms got the nod at midfield. Defender Facundo Erpen also returned to the starting lineup for D.C. United, which allowed seven goals in its first three matches.

"Other than the tie, the more important thing was that we started to play better, which is something to build on," D.C. United midfielder Joshua Gross said.

Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph drew a red card and was ejected in the 59th minute for tackling D.C. United's Ben Olsen.

New England coach Steve Nicol did not want to comment on the ruling because he's already been fined by the league.

"I think anybody who's seen the game could clearly see what it is," Nicol said. "It's frustrating when you create your own problems, but it's even more frustrating when it comes from elsewhere."

Christian Gomez's shot in the 27th minute was deflected over the crossbar by Reis. Gomez later drew a yellow card for grabbing an official in the 44th minute of a scoreless first half.

Revolution forward Pat Noonan started his second consecutive match of the season alongside Twellman, who leads the MLS with four goals.

The Revolution, playing three matches in a span of eight days, will host the Chicago Fire on Sunday.








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