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Silva’s late free kick gives DC 1-0 win at Orlando

April 4, 2015

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Luis Silva scored in the first minute of stoppage time to give D.C. United a 1-0 win at Orlando City on Friday.

Silva, who came on for his first appearance of the season in the 76th minute, curled in a free kick from outside the 18-yard box past a diving Donovan Ricketts.

United had three shots on goal within 10 seconds in the 58th minute. Conor Doyle had a shot from just outside the 18-yard box pushed aside by Ricketts and Chris Pontius’ rebound attempt was cleared off the line by defender Brek Shea. Pontius headed another shot but it was punched away by Ricketts.

Bill Hamid, the 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, repeatedly denied Orlando City in the first half with a wide array of saves.

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