Wednesday's MLS Capsules
Thursday, May 26, 2011
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Luke Rodgers scored in the 33rd minute to cap the teams’ six-minute scoring flurry and lift the New York Red Bulls to a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night.
Jeff Larentowicz scored twice for the defending MLS champion Rapids (4-3-5), who had their fourth straight draw.
Larentowicz opened the scoring by tapping in the rebound of his own failed penalty shot in the 27th minute. That started the league’s fastest scoring binge since March 28, 2008, when Houston and San Jose also combined for four goals in six minutes.
Thierry Henry also scored for New York (4-2-5), which moved into a tie with Philadelphia for first place in the Eastern Conference. Henry’s sixth goal of the season to tied DC United’s Charlie Davis for second place in MLS. Los Angeles’ Landon Donovan leads with seven.
FC Dallas 1, Sounders 0
SEATTLE (AP) — Brek Shea scored in the 18th minute, and Kevin Hartman made four saves for his fifth straight shutout to help FC Dallas extend its unbeaten streak to 5-0-2.
Andrew Jacobson started the play that led to the goal for FC Dallas (6-3-3) with a quick, short pass ahead to Shea just over the midfield line. Shea sped downfield toward the penalty area, and with Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller coming off his line, he fired from the top of the box into the back right corner for his fourth goal of the season.
The Sounders (4-4-5) had a four-game unbeaten streak snapped.
Hartman and Dallas now have kept opponents off the board for 489 consecutive minutes, the longest shutout streak in MLS this season.
Galaxy 1, Dynamo 0
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan converted a penalty kick in the 46th minute and Los Angeles won its third straight.
It was Donovan’s league-high eighth goal of the season, all coming in the last seven games.
The Galaxy (7-2-5) played without David Beckham, but had no problem controlling the action in improving to 4-0-2 at home.
Houston (3-4-5) is winless in its last five matches.