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Acosta strike gives D.C. United draw against Earthquakes

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Washington - Luciano Acosta pounced on a rebound to score DC United's 68th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday, the shared spoils putting DC atop Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference standings.

San Jose star Chris Wondolowski built on his MLS record number of goals with his 151st in the 37th minute.

Wondolowski has now scored the last seven goals for the 'Quakes in their last three matches, two wins and a draw.

Acosta made it 1-1 with his second goal in as many games, but DC remained winless with four points over their last five games, their longest such stretch since Wayne Rooney arrived last July.

With the draw DC moved atop the Eastern Conference standings with 27 points, one more than Atlanta -- who beat Chicago 2-0 -- heading into the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The break should be a boon for DC, who lost midfielder Russell Canouse to an apparent injury midway through the first half and defender Steve Birnbaum in the 62nd after a clash of heads with Florian Jungwirth.

In Atlanta, a second straight Josef Martinez brace spelled a win for the reigning MLS Cup champions against Chicago.

Martinez, who now has five goals in his last three matches, opened the scoring in the 12th minute after he was put through by Pity Martinez.

The Venezuelan slotted a left-footed shot past Fire goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm.

Martinez made it 2-0 in the 43rd, beating Francisco Calvo at the halfway line and Dax McCarty on a race toward goal.

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