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MLS: D.C. United 4, New York 1

April 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Chris Pontius scored a hat trick Sunday, powering D.C. United to a rain-soaked 4-1 victory over Red Bull New York.

Pontius dodged the raindrops at RFK Stadium to score twice in the first half and add another after the break, helping United (3-2-3) extend its unbeaten streak to six games.

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The D.C. midfielder now has four goals on the season, while rookie Nick DeLeon added his third goal for the hosts, who moved past New York (3-3-1) to claim second place in the Eastern Conference.

Thierry Henry scored in the 72nd minute for the Red Bulls, grabbing a share of the MLS scoring lead with his eighth tally of the season.

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