Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, July 17, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) — Fredy Montero scored his third goal in two games with a diving header in the 82nd minute, Mauro Rosales scored off a pass from Montero two minutes later and the Seattle Sounders remained unbeaten in their last nine matches with a 4-3 win over Colorado on Saturday.
Seattle rallied twice against the defending MLS Cup champions before breaking through for a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes for its sixth victory during the unbeaten streak.
For the second straight week, Seattle scored three times in the second half. Roger Levesque pulled the Sounders even at 2-2 early in the second half. Montero then headed home Brad Evans’ deflected shot to give Seattle the lead. Before Colorado had a chance to react, Rosales sneaked behind the defense and netted his second goal of the season.
Red Bulls 0, Chivas USA 0, tie
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Frank Rost’s New York debut was overshadowed as Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy stole the show for his first shutout of the season.
Kennedy made three saves to help the Rojiblancos extend their unbeaten streak to four games.
The struggling Red Bulls were unable to get past Kennedy, who stopped numerous chances. New York had its best opportunity in the 21st minute when midfielder Teemu Tanio fired a shot from 30 yards that forced Kennedy into a diving save.
With the draw, the Red Bulls have only one win in their last seven matches.
Timbers 1, Fire 0
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Jack Jewsbury scored on a penalty kick to help Portland earn its first road victory and snap a seven-match winless streak.
Chicago’s winless streak in MLS play was extended to six matches (0-2-4).
Jewsbury hammered the ball low to the left of Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson in the 25th minute for his fifth goal of the season. The penalty kick was awarded when Chicago defender Gonzalo Segares pulled down Portland forward Jorge Perlaza about 10 yards from the goal.
Portland goalie Troy Perkins stopped eight shots to earn his fourth shutout of the season.
D.C. United 0, FC Dallas 0, draw
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bill Hamid finished with three saves as D.C. United and FC Dallas played to a scoreless draw for the second time this season.
Hamid finished with a clean sheet for the second consecutive week to help United improve to 5-5-8. FC Dallas (10-5-5) was shutout for the second straight week.
Dallas had 14 shots to 4 for United, a season low for D.C.
United’s best scoring chance came in the 18th minute after Andy Najar fired a shot from 12 yards away that forced a diving save by goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
Sporting Kansas City 1, Dynamo 1, draw
HOUSTON (AP) — Aurelien Collin scored late in the second half and Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games with the draw.
Houston played the final 21 minutes down two men, but stretched its unbeaten streak to four games and kept a one-point lead over Kansas City for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Brad Davis gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute on an unassisted direct kick from about 25 yards out to the right that found the net inside the far post.
Colin tied it in the 90th minute, deflecting a low drive off Houston’s Kofi Sarkodie.
Earthquakes 0, Crew 0, draw
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch and his Columbus counterpart William Hesmer made several crucial saves in the draw.
Despite six saves by Busch, the Earthquakes extended their winless streak to six games (0-2-4). Hesmer had five saves for the Crew, who have four wins, two losses and a tie over the past seven games.
San Jose was blanked for the fifth time in six games, while Hesmer recorded his second straight shutout and seventh of the season.