CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)Karol Swiderski and Quinn McNeill scored three minutes apart in the second half and Charlotte beat D.C. United 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Kristijan Kahlina saved the one shot he faced for Charlotte (9-12-2). Rafael Romo saved three of the six shots he faced for United (6-13-3).
Both teams play again on Saturday. Charlotte hosts the Chicago Fire and D.C. United hosts the New York Red Bulls.
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