WASHINGTON -- Patrick Mullins scored four goals to lead D.C. United to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
Mullins, who was second for United (9-17-4) with eight goals last season, came into the game without a goal this season.
Luciano Acosta sent an arcing cross-field pass to the corner of the box where Paul Arriola sent a perfect entry to a charging Mullins, who timed his run perfectly and tapped it in from point-blank range in the 57th minute.
About three minutes later, Mullins made it 2-0 when headed home a first-time cross from Arriola. Mullins, again, slipped behind the defense and put away a perfect feed from inside the 6-yard box. The 25-year old's second career hat trick came in the 68th, when he side-footed the rebound of Zoltan Stieber's free kick from about 40 yards out into a wide open net.
He then placed a side-netter past the out-stretched arm of a diving Andrew Tarbell to cap the scoring in the 88th.
San Jose (11-13-6) has been outscored 27-5 while losing seven of its last eight road games.
SAN JOSE -- Danny Hoesen scored two goals to help the San Jose Earthquakes tie the New England Revolution 2-2 on Wednesday night.
San Jose (2-9-4) avoided its first five-game losing streak since 2009. New England (6-4-6) is unbeaten in its last six games in the series, with three victories.
Hoesen opened the scoring in the 17th minute. After a defensive turnover, Hoesen dribbled into the penalty area and sent a left-footed shot past Matt Turner. Hoesen tied it at 2 in the 51st on a header for his ninth goal of the season.
Diego Fagundez tied it at 1 in the 31st by bending a free kick over the wall and inside the near post. Cristian Penilla scored his sixth goal of the season in the 43rd on a fast break to give New England the lead. Penilla dribbled down the left side, cut back his defender inside the box and smashed a shot into the top corner.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Alan Gordon scored his third goal in his three matches and turned in a spectacular defensive play to assure Chicago of a 2-1 win over San Jose on Saturday night.
Gordon's 59th career goal came in the 29th minute when he headed in a looping cross from Luis Solignac. His bicycle kick to clear a ball in the goal box helped assure the Fire's second win in its last five matches.
Chicago lost goalkeeper Patrick McLain just before halftime with a right thigh injury and he was subbed out for Richard Sanchez in the 44th minute.
Aleksandar Katai added an insurance goal in the 49th minute for his fourth tally of the season.
Danny Hoesen got San Jose on the board in the 74th minute.
The Earthquakes, now winless in their last four matches, lost Shea Shalinas in the 14th minute with an injury.