Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, July 10, 2011
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Dwayne De Rosario scored in the 61st minute to lift D.C. United to a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
De Rosario, playing against the Red Bulls for the first time since they traded him to United for Dax McCarty on June 27, juked past Roy Miller before slamming a left-footed shot from the box past goalkeeper Greg Sutton. It was De Rosario’s fourth goal of the season and his first in two games since the trade.
Bill Hamid had four saves for United (5-5-7), which was 0-1-6 in its previous seven games.
Sutton finished with two saves for the Red Bulls (6-4-10).
Sporting Kansas City 1, Chivas USA 1
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Omar Bravo scored on a header in the third minute of second-half stoppage time, lifting Sporting Kansas City to a draw with Chivas USA.
Kansas City (5-6-7) extended its unbeaten streak to 4-0-6 since a loss at Seattle on May 21.
Nick LaBrocca gave Chivas (5-7-7) the lead in the 30th minute when he split the defense, took a through ball from Justin Braun and slotted a low shot past Sporting goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen into the lower left corner. It was LaBrocca’s third goal in three games.
Bravo’s equalizer, off a deflection by teammate Kei Kamara, capped a furious second half of offensive pressure for Kansas City, which improved to 2-0-3 at Sporting Livestrong Park.
Dynamo 2, Toronto FC 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Danny Cruz and Geoff Cameron scored to lead Houston past Toronto FC.
Houston extended its unbeaten streak to three games but won its first game since a victory over Chivas USA on June 11. Toronto FC (3-9-9) lost its second straight and fourth in its last five games.
Cruz gave Houston (5-6-8) a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute. Taking a give-and-go from Brian Ching at midfield, Cruz dribbled into the right box on a breakaway and fired a shot from 8 yards out that went off the leg of Stefan Frei and inside the far post.
Cameron sent a blast into the center of the net from 8 yards out in the 81st minute to make it 2-0.
Real Salt Lake 2, FC Dallas 0
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Andy Williams scored on a free kick in the 47th minute and Fabian Espindola added a goal in the final minute of stoppage time to lift Real Salt Lake.
Salt Lake (8-3-6) extended its unbeaten streak to 2-0-4. Dallas (10-5-4) had won three straight. The two teams will meet again on Tuesday night in Dallas in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.
Williams scored just his second goal of the season when he lobbed a shot over a defensive wall on a free kick restart. The ball slipped out of the left glove of Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman and trickled across the end line.
Espindola sealed the win when he sent a shot past Hartman.
Rapids 2 Whitecaps 1
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Conor Casey scored in the 25th minute as Colorado ended a four-game winless streak.
Casey got his sixth goal in his last seven games, and Colorado (6-5-9) also had a score from Scott Palguta for the Rapids’ first multigoal game since May 25 at New York.
The Rapids, 1-2-2 over their last five games, are 3-2-5 at home.
Camilo scored the sixth of the year for Vancouver (2-10-8), losers of four consecutive games. The Whitecaps remained winless (0-8-3) on the road.
Vancouver was withouth midfielder Shea Salinas, who was serving a red card suspension.
Galaxy 2, Fire 1
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — David Beckham assisted on Landon Donovan’s goal and then scored the tiebreaker on a corner kick for Los Angeles.
Beckham sent in a cross from the sideline in the 58th minute that Donovan headed into the net from the back post to make it 1-0.
Cristian Nazarit scored in the 62nd minute for Chicago (2-5-12), using his head to finish a cross from Patrick Nyarko.
Beckham’s kick from the left corner in the 66th minute that skipped untouched through a pool of players to help the Galaxy (10-2-9) extend their league-best unbeaten streak to 6-0-6.
Union 0, Earthquakes 0
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philadelphia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon recorded his sixth shutout of the season, while San Jose’s Jon Busch had his fifth.
Philadelphia (7-4-7) moved into a tie with New York atop the Eastern Conference with 28 points.
The Earthquakes (5-6-7) were shut out for the fourth time in five matches, going 0-2-3 during that span.
Philadelphia nearly broke through in the 85th minute as midfielder Kyle Nakazawa’s free kick made it through the defense but hit the right post.
The Earthquakes nearly scored early in the second half but midfielder Ryan Johnson’s shot from left of the goal hit the crossbar.
San Jose coach Frank Yallop was ejected in the 66th minute after protesting a yellow card that was issued against defender Ramiro Corrales.