Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, June 12, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Lenhart had his first three-goal game in Major League Soccer in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 4-2 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night.
Lenhart also assisted on Simon Dawkins’ goal that gave San Jose (5-4-4) a 3-2 lead in the 49th minute. Lenhart chipped the ball into the box, and Dawkins darted up the middle to score to help the Earthquakes win for the fourth time in five matches.
After Andy Najar gave United (4-5-4) the lead in the 13th minute, Lenhart scored twice in a 7-minute span. United tied it in the 34th minute on Blake Brettschneider first career goal, but couldn’t extend their five-game unbeaten streak. Lenhart completed the hat trick with a header in the 60th minute.
The Earthquakes, who haven’t lost in their last six games, have scored six goals in their last two games despite missing scoring leader Chris Wondolowski. He’s on Gold Cup duty for the United States.
Whitecaps 2, Sounders FC 2, tie
SEATTLE (AP) — Mauro Rosales and Osvaldo Alonso scored 3 minutes apart for Seattle, and Vancouver’s Eric Hassli tied it on an incredible half-volley from outside the penalty area in the 85th minute.
Vancouver (1-6-8) appeared on its way to just its second victory of the season before Rosales collected a loose ball inside the penalty box and scored in the 81st minute to pull Seattle (5-4-7) even at 1.
Three minutes later, Alonso scored with a brilliant left foot strike from 20 yards out that beat goalkeeper Joe Cannon and gave Seattle a 2-1 lead.
The advantage didn’t even last a minute. Hassli, who scored on a penalty shot in the first half, hit a half-volley from the right side of the penalty area that curled over goalkeeper Kasey Keller’s head and just inside the left post.
Toronto FC 2, Galaxy 2, tie
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Alan Gordon scored the second of his two goals in stoppage time to help Toronto FC salvage a draw with Los Angeles.
Juan Pablo Angel put the Galaxy ahead with a goal in the 90th minute. Toronto answered in the waning moments of extra time when Gordon finished a volley from inside the box.
Chris Birchall scored in the second minute for the Galaxy (8-2-7), unbeaten in their last eight games.
Gordon entered as a substitute in the 44th minute and finished a second-half cross from Danleigh Borman with a header to tie it at 1. Toronto (2-5-8) earned its fourth tie in the past five games.
Dynamo 2, Chivas USA 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston took advantage of Chivas USA’s own goal in the 55th minute to end a seven-game winless streak and snap Chivas USA’s unbeaten streak at three games.
The deciding goal came off Brad Davis’ corner kick. Michael Lahoud hit the ball out of the goal mouth, but it pinballed off of Chivas USA’s Heath Pearce and into his own goal.
Marcos Mondaini opened the scoring for Chivas USA (4-5-5) in the seventh minute, and Geoff Cameron tied it for Houston (4-5-6) in the 29th minute with a header off Davis’ free kick.
Rapids 1, Timbers 0
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Drew Moor scored in extra time and Colorado beat Portland, snapping the Rapids’ Major League Soccer-record draws streak at six.
Moor beat goalkeeper Troy Perkins from out front in the 90th minute.
The Rapids (5-3-7) are undefeated in nine straight matches. The Timbers (5-6-2) have lost three straight, including two in a row at Jeld-Wen Field.
Real Salt Lake 1, Union 1, tie
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Fabian Espindola scored in the 53rd minute to help Real Salt Lake tie Philadelphia.
Keon Daniel scored his first career goal for Philadelphia, heading a cross from Michael Farfan past goalkeeper Nick Rimando in the 24th minute. Philadelphia (6-3-4) remained unbeaten at home (4-0-3).
Real Salt Lake improved to 2-2-2 on the road and 6-3-3 overall.