WASHINGTON (AP) _ Roy Lassiter and Jaime Moreno scored goals as two-time defending MLS champion D.C. United beat the Miami Fusion 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

United has won 11 consecutive postseason games since 1996, including a 7-0 run at RFK Stadium. Game 2 of the best-of-3 series is Sunday night in Miami. If necessary, Game 3 would be Oct. 7 in Washington.

Lassiter opened the scoring in the 28th minute, and Moreno made it 2-0 in the 38th minute. Miami's Paulinho McLaren scored in the 69th minute.

United, 24-8 in the regular season, won despite of the absence of four starters, including Marco Etcheverry. The Bolivian playmaker, sidelined by a hamstring injury, is questionable for Sunday's game.