Paul Arriola dials one up for dad, lifts DC United over Sporting KC

May 13 at 12:03 AMTo honor his mother, D.C. United’s Paul Arriola arrived at Audi Field on Sunday wearing a white T-shirt featuring a photo of her posing with him at a U.S. national team match.

For his late father, Arriola dedicated his game-winning goal — a beautiful, bending shot in the 78th minute that streaked through the raindrops and splashed into the far side of the net for a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City.

In the second half, it was Bill Hamid’s turn — a leaping gem on Krisztian Nemeth’s one-timer from short distance and a wonderful reflex save on Graham Smith’s header off a corner kick.

Notes : In his first competitive match since completing cancer treatment , third-year D.C. defender Chris Odoi-Atsem entered in the 68th minute of second-division Loudoun United’s 3-1 victory at Charlotte on Saturday.

D.C. homegrown attacker Griffin Yow logged 79 minutes and academy midfielder Bryang Kayo played the last nine as the U.S. under-17 national team qualified for the U-17 World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Panama in Bradenton, Fla.

Kansas City midfielder Gedion Zelalem, the former Bethesda standout who signed with Arsenal at age 16, made his first visit to Washington as an MLS player but did not play .

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