Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, July 24, 2011
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Justin Braun scored three goals as Chivas USA extended its unbeaten streak to five matches with a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.
Chivas (6-7-8) beat the Dynamo for the first time since 2006, snapping a 12-game winless streak against Houston in MLS play.
Justin Braun opened the scoring in the 31st minute putting a slight touch on Ante Jazic’s cross for his fifth goal of the season. Braun doubled Chivas’ lead in the 40th, breaking alone on net and chipping the ball over Dynamo All-Star goalkeeper Tally Hall.
Braun added his third in the 86th minute off a Chivas USA counter attack.
Real Salt Lake 4, Earthquakes 0
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Alvaro Saborio had two goals as Real Salt Lake got all of its scoring in the second half.
Kyle Beckerman and Jamison Olave also scored for Salt Lake (9-3-6).
The loss snapped a streak of three consecutive draws for San Jose (5-7-9).
Saborio broke the scoreless draw on a penalty kick in 60th minute, and then made it 2-0 in the 75th. Beckerman got his second goal of the season in the 79th and Olave closed the scoring in the 83rd with his second.
Crew 1, Timbers 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eddie Gaven scored in the 79th minute to lift Columbus.
The Crew (8-6-7) moved into a tie with Philadelphia for first place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of third-place New York. Portland (6-10-3) remained eighth in the West.
The winning play, originally credited as an own goal goal by Portland defender Mamadou Danso, began with a cross from the left flank by Robbie Rogers into the box to Chad Marshall, who headed the ball to Tommy Heinemann for a shot that hit the left post past diving goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
He and teammate Emilio Renteria were there for the rebound and Gaven was able to get a foot on the ball. It was almost all the way across the line when Danso chested it into the side netting.
Rapids 2, Revolution 2
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Shalrie Joseph scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute as New England salavaged the draw with Colorado.
Benny Feilhaber scored in the 25th minute for the Revolution (4-9-8), who kept the Rapids frustrated most of the game.
Caleb Folan scored in the 65th minute to tie the score and Kosuke Kimura gave Colorado (7-6-10) the lead in the 82nd with a kick from midfield that bounced over the head of New England goalkeeper Matt Reis.
The Rapids are 3-0-5 against the Revolution since last losing to New England in 2007. Colorado hasn’t lost at home in the series since June 15, 2002, and is 6-0-4 over that span.
Sporting Kansas City 4, Toronto FC 2
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kei Kamara and Omar Bravo scored two goals each as Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to 12 matches.
Kansas City (6-6-8) broke a string of three straight ties and improved to 5-0-7 during its streak.
Kamara scored his first goal on a half-volley in the 28th minute and made it 2-0 in the 34th on a header off a cross from Roger Espinoza. Three minutes after that, Bravo took a pass from Brazilian midfielder Jeferson, dribbled past keeper Stefan Frei and scored into the open net.
Bravo’s second goal, in the 64th minute, made it 4-1.
Danny Koevermans and Ryan Johnson scored second-half goals for Toronto (3-11-8), which has lost four straigth and six of seven.
Red Bulls 2, FC Dallas 2
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Thierry Henry scored his league-leading 11th goal in the 85th minute to lift New York to a draw with FC Dallas.
Henry’s goal, coming after Marvin Chavez’s second goal put Dallas up 2-1 in the 79th minute, came off a direct kick from newly-acquired Dax McCarty. Henry blasted it in from just to the left of the box, beating goalkeeper Kevin Hartman to the wide side.
The tie put the Red Bulls (6-5-12) a point behind Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia and Columbus, while Dallas (11-5-6) remained three points behind West-leading Los Angeles.
U.S. national team member Juan Agudelo’s fifth goal of the season in the 39th minute put the Red Bulls up 1-0. Chavez tied it in the 51st.