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Silva scores twice, United tops Rapids 4-2

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Silva scores twice, United tops Rapids 4-2

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Toronto FC's Luis Silva (11) takes a shot on goal as New England Revolution's Chris Tierney, left, defends in the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 14, 2012. Toronto FC won 1-0. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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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