Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, June 26, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles forward Mike Magee played the final 47 minutes in goal and the Galaxy survived the loss of their two goalkeepers to tie the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Saturday.
Magee, a nine-year veteran making his 185th MLS appearances, took over in goal after backup goalkeeper Josh Saunders was ejected. Starter Donovan Ricketts left earlier because of an arm injury.
Magee made a four saves and broke up other San Jose attacks in the penalty box to help the league-leading Galaxy (9-2-8) extend their unbeaten streak to 10 matches.
The Earthquakes (5-5-5) were unable to generate many chances until a final frantic 10 minutes. They failed to capitalize on a number of chances in both halves before a franchise-record crowd of 10,872.
Ricketts, returning from a three-match absence while playing in the Gold Cup with the Jamaican national team, was knocked out in the 24th minute after a crunching collision with countryman Khari Stephenson on a 50-50 ball in the Los Angeles penalty area. A team spokesman said Ricketts had a left forearm injury.
Saunders was banished in the 43rd minute, forcing the Galaxy to play a man down the rest of the game, when he swung a deliberate retaliatory elbow to the face of San Jose forward Steven Lenhart. Lenhart received a yellow card for instigating the play by heading the ball out of Saunders’ arms.
FC Dallas 4, Timbers 0
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Defenders Zach Loyd and George John scored off corner kicks 5 minutes apart in the first half to help FC Dallas rout expansion Portland.
Brek Shea and Jackson Goncalves also scored for Dallas, and captain Daniel Hernandez had two assists, setting up both first-half goals with almost identical corner kicks.
Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman made two saves for his MLS-leading eighth shutout of the season.
FC Dallas, 9-4-4 overall and 8-1-3 in its last 12 games, moved into sole possession of second place in the Western Conference. The Timbers, making their first trip to North Texas, dropped to 5-7-3. They are 0-4-1 in their last five and 0-5-2 on the road. Portland has been outscored 15-3 away from home.
Sporting Kansas City 2, Whitecaps 1
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Omar Bravo scored his first goal since mid-March and also had his first Major League Soccer assist, helping Sporting Kansas City run its unbeaten streak to seven games.
Julio Cesar scored the winner, his first MLS goal, in the 40th minute. Sporting (4-6-5) has won three of its last four and is 2-0-1 in its new home, the $200 million Livestrong Sporting Park.
Bravo, Kansas City’s high-profile Mexican forward, hadn’t scored since recording two goals in Sporting’s season opener, a 3-2 victory over Chivas USA on March 19. Brazilian midfielder Camilo scored for the expansion Whitecaps (2-7-8). They’re winless in eight games outside Canada.
Dynamo 2, D.C. United 2, tie
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Ching scored on a header in the 89th minute to give Houston a tie with D.C. United.
Charlie Davies put D.C. United ahead in the 73rd minute with his eighth goal of the season.
Chris Pontius gave United (4-5-6) the lead in the 31st minute, and Houston (4-6-7) tied it 10 minutes later after Bill Hamid tripped Ching in the area, and Brad Davis converted on the ensuing penalty.
Union 3, Chivas USA 2
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Danny Mwanga scored from 23 yards out in the 82nd minute to lift Philadelphia.
Carlos Ruiz and Veljko Paunovic also scored in the second half to help Philadelphia (7-4-5) take sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference and snap a four-game winless streak. The Union improved to 5-0-4 at home. Michael Umana and Justin Braun scored for Chivas (4-7-5).
Real Salt Lake 3, Toronto FC 1
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Alvaro Saborio found his offensive form after struggling in the Gold Cup with Costa Rica, scoring twice in Real Salt Lake’s victory over Toronto FC.
Nat Borchers also scored to help Salt Lake (7-3-5) snap a four-game winless streak.
Malcom Santos scored for Toronto (2-7-9).