Tuesday's MLS Capsules
Thursday, June 23, 2011
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to six matches with a 0-0 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night.
Sporting (3-6-5) improved to 2-0-4 during its streak while played on the road for the 12th time in 14 matches this season.
The Union (6-4-5) improved to 4-0-4 at home, remaining one of three teams without a loss in their own park.
Philadelphia, which outsot Sporting 7-1, controlled the tempo for much of the second half and had several good chances. In the 72nd minute, Carlos Ruiz’s header glanced off the crossbar. In the 77th, Justin Mapp’s strike from 15 yards was saved by goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.
In the first minute of stoppage time, Philadelphia midfielder Amobi Okugo’s shot from about 10 yards was denied by Nielsen.
Real Salt Lake 0, Fire 0
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Chicago extended its unbeaten streak to six matches and Salt Lake stretched its winless stretch to four.
The Fire (2-4-10) got their fourth scoreless tie of the season while stretching their unbeaten stretch to 1-0-5. They are also 1-0-4 since technical director Frank Klopas replaced Carlos de los Cobos as head coach.
Salt Lake (6-3-5) had its third scoreless draw and is 0-1-3 in its last four.
Chicago had the better chances in the second half, but failed to beat Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando, who had four saves for his seventh shutout of the season.
Chicago’s Sean Johnson had two saves in his fourth shutout.
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