Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, July 3, 2011
CARSON, Calif (AP) — The Chicago Fire took their unbeaten streak to eight MLS games with a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA on Saturday night.
Chivas USA, which hasn’t won in four games, equalized seconds after halftime when Nick LaBrocca fired a shot from 20 yards out that deflected off the cross bar and into the net.
Dominic Oduro put the Fire ahead in the 26th minute when he took a pass from Patrick Nyarko and beat then goalkeeper Dan Kenned.
The Fire haven’t lost in 10 matches overall since a 2-1 loss on May 21 against Philadelphia, including a tie and a win in U.S. Open Cup competition.
FC Dallas 2, Crew 2
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Brek Shea and Jackson Goncalves scored second-half goals..
FC Dallas won its third straight game and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman finished with five saves for his second straight shutout and ninth of the season.
In the 58th minute, Shea scored after he rebounded a missed shot by Marvin Chavez and tapped a shot into the center of the net from the top of the goalie’s box.
Goncalves scored in the 76th minute after he raced past Columbus’ Danny O’Rourke and chipped a shot over goalkeeper William Hesmer’s head from just inside the top of the penalty box.
Union 2, D.C. United 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carlos Ruiz scored his fifth goal of the season in the 84th minute to help the Philadelphia Union earn a 2-2 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.
Sebastien Le Toux sent a long ball down the right side to Sheanon Williams, who quickly directed a cross to Ruiz charging down the middle. Ruiz then scored from five yards, giving him goals in consecutive games, as the Union (7-4-6) salvaged a point despite never leading.
United (4-5-7) took the lead when Andy Najar fired a 35-yard strike in the 58th minute. That briefly made up for Perry Kitchen’s own goal in the 49th minute, a redirect from the middle of the box off Veljko Paunovic’s cross. It proved costly as United’s winless streak reached five games.
Dwayne De Rosario assisted on Josh Wolff’s goal in the 44th minute in his first game with United since being acquired from the New York Red Bulls on Monday.