Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, August 7, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Mauro Rosales and Lamar Neagle scored less than two minutes apart at the close of the second half, giving Seattle Sounders a 2-1 win Saturday night and snapping Sporting Kansas City’s 14-match unbeaten streak.
Kansas City (7-7-9) lost for the first time since May 21 — ending a 6-0-8 stretch.
Rosales tied the game at 1 in the 90th minute for Seattle (11-5-8), and Neagle’s game-winner in the second minute of stoppage time came on a loose-ball scramble in the area.
Sporting forward Omar Bravo was issued a straight red card — his second of the year and Kansas City’s club-record seventh of the year — for a hard challenge on Pat Noonan in the 59th minute.
Kei Kamara’s leaping header put Kansas City up 1-0 in the 20th minute.
Dynamo 1, Union 1
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Geoff Cameron’s goal in the 85th minute gave Houston a draw with Philadelphia.
Jack McInerney’s first goal of the season for the Union (8-5-9) in the 15th minute held up until that point. McInerney scored on a give-and-go from Sebastien Le Toux, who had his team-leading eighth assist.
Houston (6-7-10) is still winless on the road at 0-4-7. Toronto FC (0-7-5) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (0-8-4) are the other two teams without a road victory.
Toronto FC 3, D.C. United 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dwayne De Rosario capped his hat trick by converting a game-tying penalty kick in the 88th minute to help D.C. United salvaged a draw.
United (6-6-9) had not trailed until the 86th minute, when Andy Iro chipped in Danny Koevermans’ corner for Toronto.
Toronto (3-11-11) lost the lead after Iro dragged down Austin Da Luz in the penalty area. De Rosario then beat Stefan Frei on the low right side with his ninth goal — sixth in six games since joining United.
De Rosario also scored in the 19th and 64th minutes. But Peri Marosevic and Julian de Guzman each countered in the second half, and United’s home winless stretch reached seven games.
United was a man down after Bill Hamid received a red card for flipping Eric Avila with a hard tackle in the 7th minute.
Real Salt Lake 3, Red Bulls 0
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Nat Borchers and Luis Gil each scored in the first half as Real Salt Lake ended a 200-minute scoring drought.
Alvaro Saborio scored on a penalty kick in the 77th minute and Kyle Beckerman had two assists for Salt Lake (10-5-6).
New York (6-6-12) lost starting goalkeeper Frank Rost with a strained quad in the first half.
Borchers opened up the scoring in the 13th minute. Kyle Beckerman directed a corner kick to the defender at the left post, and Borchers got his head on the ball and bounced it across the goal line.
Right before halftime, the 17-year-old Gil took a pass from Beckerman and scored on a right-footer for his first career goal in MLS play.
Chivas USA 3, Revolution 2
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Alejandro Moreno scored two goals and Chivas USA extended its unbeaten streak over New England to five matches.
Moreno scored his fourth goal of the season for Chivas (7-8-8) in the 31st minute, finishing off a cross from Nick LaBrocca, then tallied again in the 80th.
In the 69th minute, LaBrocca banged in a rebound of his own shot for his team-leading seventh goal of the season.
New England midfielder Shalrie Joseph scored his team-best seventh goal on a penalty kick in the 69th minute.
Sixteen-year-old reserve Diego Fagundez from nearby Leominster made his MLS debut and scored for New England (4-10-9) in the 86th minute.
Timbers 1, Earthquakes 1
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Alan Gordon scored his first goal with San Jose, lifting the Earthquakes to a draw with Portland.
Gordon struck a powerful header from 14 yards off Steven Beitashour’s long, looping pass in the 67th minute, beating Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins to the back post.
Kenny Cooper tapped in a low cross from Jorge Perlaza to put Portland (7-10-5) ahead in the 23rd minute, but the Timbers couldn’t make it stand up for their second road win in three matches.
San Jose (5-8-10) saw its franchise-record winless streak extended to 10 matches (0-4-6), although the Earthquakes avoided being shut out for the eighth time in those contests.
Galaxy 3, FC Dallas 1
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Juninho scored the go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute and David Beckham had two assists to lead Los Angeles.
Omar Gonzalez and Mike Magee scored on headers for the Galaxy (13-3-9), who moved six points ahead of last year’s MLS Cup runner-ups in the Western Conference.
Beckham is tied for the league lead 10 assists this season.
Marvin Chavez scored in the 9th minute for Dallas (12-6-6), his fourth goal in the past three games.
The Galaxy grabbed the lead for good when Beckham sent in a cross from the sideline. Gregg Berhalter got a head on it, pushing the ball back out of the box towards Juninho. The Brazilian midfielder’s low shot hit the left post and went in for a 2-1 lead.
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