Dc United finally found their goalscoring form by beating San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 at RFK Stadium. United used four goals from Patrick Mullins to outplay Earthquakes and handed them a blow to their Audi 2017 Cup playoffs chances, Washington Post reported. Ben Olsen's side out-shot the visiting San Jose Earthquakes 14-10 in the encounter and maintained dominance throughout the Match. Since 2010 the Earthquakes is looking for their first postseason appearance. Despite winning the match, DC United remain bottom in the Eastern Conference, while San Jose Earthquakes is seventh with thirty-nine points.

Here's a summary of the match.

DC United outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Steve Clark (6.75). Defender - Nick DeLeon (8.35), Kofi Opare (6.76), Steve Birnbaum (7.18), Chris Korb (7.10). Midfielder - Marcelo Sarvas (7.43), Russell Canouse (8.58), Paul Arriola (8.85), Luciano Acosta (seven points), Zoltán Stieber (seven points). Forward - Patrick Mullins (10.00). Used substitutes - Sean Franklin (6.20), Ian Harkes (six points), Lloyd Sam (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: the Black and Red often stole possession from San Jose players and went on to create goalscoring chances from long range strikes, from both flanks and set pieces. Moreover, they were strong at finishing but were often caught offside.

Style of play: Ben Olsen's men held more possession in San Jose's half and largely attacked through the middle.

San Jose Earthquakes outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Andrew Tarbell (six points). Defender - Kofi Sarkodie (6.18), Andrés Imperiale (5.39), Francois Affolter (6.43), Shea Salinas (6.28).

Midfielder - Danny Hoesen (5.88), Florian Jungwirth (6.43), Jackson Yueill (six points), Valeri Qazaishvili (6.59). Forward - Marco Ureña (5.77), Chris Wondolowski (5.76). Used substitutes - Jahmir Hyka (six points), Aníbal Godoy (6.05), Tommy Thompson (6.12).

Team's strength and weakness: Chris Leitch's side often stole possession too from United's players, and they were effective at setting up goal-bound opportunities from long range shots.

Overall, they were weak at scoring.

Style of play: San Jose showed no specific style of play throughout the encounter.

Man of the Match

DC United striker Patrick Mullins was just good in front of goal. Mullins scored four times and completed a total of forty-four touches.

Scheduled upcoming fixtures for both teams

DC United will face New York Red Bulls on the road at Red Bulls Arena on Thursday 28 September. Two days later, the Earthquakes will play host to Portland Timbers.