Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, May 15, 2011
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan scored twice in under 3 minutes, David Beckham had a goal off a free kick, and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Sporting Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night.
Donovan converted a penalty kick in the 44th minute and added his MLS-high seventh goal in the 46st.
Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 64st minute and Beckham got on the board in closing minutes with his first of the season from 30 yards out to help the Galaxy (5-2-5) remain unbeaten at home (3-0-2).
Sporting (1-5-1) squandered a first-half lead to lose for the fourth straight game. Kansas City is winless in the past six games.
Donovan was responsible for the first two goals, giving him a personal stretch of seven straight Galaxy goals, spanning the last four contests.
Timbers 1, Sounders 1, tie
SEATTLE (AP) — Alvaro Fernandez scored early in the second half for Seattle, and Portland answered with Futty Danso’s header some 13 minutes later in the opening game of the much-anticipated MLS rivalry.
Fittingly for the Pacific Northwest, the nationally televised match was played in pouring rain. The announced crowd was 36,593, a record for an MLS game at Qwest Field.
It was the first match of the Cascadia Cup competition between Portland, Seattle and the Vancouver Whitecaps. Unique because it was created by fans, the award takes on greater significance this season now that all three teams are part of MLS.
Seattle is 3-3-5, and Portland is 4-3-2.
FC Dallas 2, Union 0
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Rookie Fabian had a goal and an assist and FC Dallas beat Philadelphia to extend its shutout streak to 309 minutes.
Castillo, the 18-year-old star from Colombia, delivered a nice cross to set up Brek Shea’s goal in the 29th minute, then scored his second goal of the season in the 43rd minute.
Although Philadelphia attempted nine shots, FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman had to make just one save to record his third consecutive shutout.
Dallas improved to 5-3-2 and ran its unbeaten streak to five (4-0-1), a span in which it was outscored opponents 7-2. It also coincides with the broken ankle sustained by 2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira.
Philadelphia dropped to 4-3-2.
Fire 2, Toronto FC 2, tie
TORONTO (AP) — Marco Pappa and Orr Barouch scored in the second half for Chicago and the Fire tied Toronto FC in windy and rainy conditions.
Joao Plata opened the scoring in the ninth minute and Maicon Santos gave Toronto (2-4-5) a 2-0 lead in the 47th, but Pappa countered for Chicago (1-3-5) in the 63rd and Barouch tied it in the 75th.
Toronto goalkeeer Stefan Frei made a great save on Dan Paladini’s close-range chip in the 83rd minute to preserve the tie in the downpour.
The Fire are 0-3-4 on the road.
United 1, Rapids 1, tie
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Pontius scored the tying goal for D.C. United on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute.
Pontius was taken down just inside the box by Colorado’s Kosuke Kimura, and the United forward beat goalkeeper Matt Pickens low and left for his third goal of the season.
Colorado opened the scoring in the 23rd minute on defender Drew Moor’s first goal of the year.
D.C. (3-4-3) played most of the match without MLS scoring leader Charlie Davies, who left in the 34th minute because of a hamstring injury. Colorado is 4-3-3.
Revolution 1, Whitecaps 0
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) — Shalrie Joseph scored on a penalty kick in the 49th minute and New England beat expansion Vancouver to snap a two-game winless and scoreless streak.
Joseph beat goalkeeper Jay Nolly with a right-footed shot to the lower left corner after New England midfielder Benny Feilhaber was tripped in the penalty box area by Vancouver defender Wes Knight.
New England (3-3-4) ended a scoreless streak of 236 minutes after being shutout by Chivas USA and Colorado in its last two matches. Vancouver (1-5-5) is winless in its last 10 games and 0-4-1 on the road.
Earthquakes 3, Crew 0
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored for the third time in four games to help San Jose beat Columbus for its first home victory of the season.
Steven Lenhart, acquired from Columbus before the season, scored his first goal for San Jose. Khari Stephenson rounded out the rout with his second goal of the year.
San Jose (2-4-3) won for the first time in seven matches and snapped Columbus’ unbeaten streak at seven.
Columbus dropped to 3-2-4.
Dynamo 0, Real Salt Lake 0, tie
SANDY, UTAH (AP) — Real Salt Lake struggled to find an offensive spark in its first game without injured midfielder Javier Morales, playing to a scoreless draw with Houston.
Morales was lost for at least four months after breaking and dislocating his ankle last week in a 1-0 victory over Chivas USA.
RSL (5-1-1) blew a chance score in the middle of the second half. Alturo Alvarez sent a through ball to Saborio in the 63rd minute and he blasted a runner into the center of the net. The apparent goal was waved off though, after Saborio started his run too early and was ruled offsides. Houston is 3-3-4.