Saturday's MLS Capsules
Originally published April 10, 2011 at 12:09 a.m., updated April 10, 2011 at 1:06 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charlie Davies converted a disputed 90th-minute penalty kick and D.C. United tied the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-1 Saturday night.
The goal, Davies’ fourth of the year and third on a penalty, came 78 minutes after Mike Magee put the Galaxy ahead on a header off David Beckham’s corner kick.
Davies drew the penalty by falling to the ground inside the 18-yard box after pushing the ball past Omar Gonzalez.
Television replays showed Gonzalez stretched his arm and made contact with Davies, but that Davies made the most of it. Several Galaxy players rushed toward referee Abiodun Okulaja to protest after he blew for the foul.
The Galaxy are unbeaten (3-0-3) in their last six matches against United, but failed to score more than one goal for the fifth straight match this season.
Real Salt Lake 2, Revolution 0
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chris Schuler and Paulo Araujo scored and Real Salt Lake won its third straight to start the season.
New England, which finished down two men, had been unbeaten with a win and three ties coming into the game.
Schuler, a central defender making his second start, headed in a corner taken by Collen Warner from the left side in the 27th minute.
Araujo, a 22-year old Brazilian, took a through ball from Warner just beyond the midfield stripe and broke down the right wing, uncorking a 12-yard drive to the short right side past New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth in the 47th minute.
New England was shut out for the first time this season, having scored a goal in each of its first four matches.
Union 1, Red Bulls 0
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Roger Torres scored within a minute of coming on as a second-half substitute.
Torres entered the match in the 67th minute and then found himself in perfect position less than a minute later. New York’s Tim Ream passed the ball directly to Philadelphia forward Danny Mwanga, who then took a couple of dribbles and left Torres an easy ball to send into the net.
Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon earned his third victory and third shutout this season. Philadelphia already has more shutouts than in all of last season.
Sounders 2, Fire 1
SEATTLE (AP) — O’Brian White scored his second goal in two games and set up another to give Seattle its first Major League Soccer win of the season.
Steve Zakuani scored the go-ahead goal in the 25th minute after Diego Chaves tied it for Chicago.
The Fire are 0-3-2 against the Sounders since Seattle joined the league in 2009.
On his goal, Zakuani got behind his defender down the left sideline, and White found him with a pass. Zakuani took the ball into the box against Fire defender Jalil Anibaba and, from near the left post, sent a shallow shot across the goal mouth into the back right corner behind goalkeeper Sean Johnson.
Toronto FC 1, Earthquakes 1
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Toronto FC’s Alan Gordon and the San Jose Earthquakes’ Simon Dawkins both scored for the second consecutive match.
Gordon took advantage of a defensive miscue by the Earthquakes in the 27th minute to give Toronto (1-1-2) the lead.
San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch rushed from the net to grab a deflection, but Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin, apparently unaware of Busch’s move, tried to head the ball clear. It landed 4 yards from the goal, where Gordon pounced for his for second score of the season.
Dawkins responded in the 38th minute for San Jose (1-1-2) as he took a pass from Chris Wondolowski, held off defender Ty Harden and sent a shot past Stefan Frei.
Crew 0, Chivas USA 0
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Chivas USA’s Dan Kennedy and the Columbus Crew’s William Hesmer both had two saves as the teams played to a scoreless draw.
Chivas USA (0-2-2) got its first shutout of the season and remained unbeaten against the Crew (1-1-2) at the Home Depot Center since its debut in 2005.
Columbus had its best opportunity in the 74th minute when midfielder Eddie Gaven broke away on the counter attack, but Kennedy stopped his chance.
Chivas USA nearly scored in the 79th minute as Justin Braun who sent in a dangerous cross for Nick LaBrocca that was easily saved by Hesmer.