Luciano Acosta lifts DC United past New England 1-0

D.C. United midfielder Luciano Acosta moves the ball against the Seattle Sounders in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luciano Acosta scored off a volley from close range in the 71st minute and D.C. United beat the New England Revolution 1-0 on Saturday night for their third straight victory.

D.C. United (8-15-4) has won all three games 1-0, with the first two coming on own goals. Bill Hamid had his third consecutive shutout.

D.C. United is 8-0-0 when Acosta scores. Kofi Opare and Lloyd Sam assisted on the goal. D.C. hasn’t lost to New England in its last seven games, going 4-0-3.

New England’s (8-12-5) had scored in six straight road games.

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