New York (6-6-7) also got goals from Mike Magee and Sinisa Ubiparipovic.
Forward Luciano Emilio scored for D.C. United (8-9-1).
New York is home against Toronto FC next Sunday. D.C. United plays at Chicago Saturday.
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