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DC United beat AC Milan in club friendly

sports Updated: May 27, 2010 09:20 IST
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Major League Soccer's DC United defeated Italian powerhouse AC Milan 3-2 on Wednesday in a friendly football match.

United have scored only four goals in nine MLS matches this season, but they had no trouble finding the net against an AC Milan side that delivered a relaxed performance in the wake of the demanding Serie A campaign.

Star Brazilian forwards Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato helped draw a crowd of 30,367 at RFK Stadium, but Milan were without at least a half-dozen players who are with their various national teams preparing for the World Cup.

United took a 2-0 halftime lead through goals from Luciano Emilio in the 20th minute and Chris Potius in the 30th.

Ronaldinho almost halved the deficit with a bicycle kick that hit the right post in the second half.

Danny Allsopp got credit for a goal in the 61st that put United up 3-0 when goalkeeper Christian Abbiati attempted a sliding save - only to deflect the ball off Allsopp's leg and into the net.

But in the 64th minute United's Brandon Barklage left the game with an akle injury and the hosts, having used all their substitutions, were reduced to 10 men.

Milan immediately took advantage as Massimo Oddo scored twice in the space of four minutes - converting a penalty in the 70th and scoring from long range four minutes later.