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Silva scores two goals in D.C. United's victory against the Rapids

Luis Silva (left), shown here against the Crew on March 8, scored two goals to help D.C. United defeat the Colorado Rapids. Photo: Nick Wass/Getty Images

Luis Silva (left), shown here against the Crew on March 8, scored two goals to help D.C. United defeat the Colorado Rapids.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Luis Silva scored twice to help D.C. United beat the Colorado Rapids 4-2 on Sunday night.

United (12-7-4) opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Taylor Kemp sent a perfect through-ball to Silva, who faked Drew Moor to the ground and chipped his shot over Clint Irwin for the early lead.

Colorado (8-10-6) answered in the 52nd minute when Dillon Serna's long-range shot surprised goalkeeper Bill Hamid.

Silva broke the tie in the 67th minute with a half-volley just outside of the 6-yard box off a pass from Sean Franklin.

United made it 3-1 in the 82nd minute. Kemp's second assist of the night fed Chris Wolfe, who slipped a shot past a diving Irwin. Fabian Espindola tacked on his eighth of the season, a left-foot blast from the top of the box in the 87th minute.

Deshorn Brown scored in extra time for Colorado.

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