Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, May 29, 2011
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Miguel Lopez scored in the 69th minute on a header off David Beckham’s pass in the Major League Soccer-leading Los Angeles Galaxy’s 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
Los Angeles (8-2-5) extended its winning streak to four games and its shutout string to 321 minutes with its second victory in its last 10 matches (2-6-2) at Gillette Stadium.
New England (3-5-4) was shut out for the fifth time this season.
A season-high crowd of 21,793 attended the game.
Beckham’s pass from 40 yards out on the right flank set up Lopez for his first goal of the season. Lopez flicked a header from just inside the penalty box to the far left corner past goalkeeper Matt Reis.
Beckham has seven assists this season.
Los Angeles didn’t allow a shot on goal in Donovan Ricketts’ sixth shutout of the season.
Sounders 2, Real Salt Lake 1
SANDY, UTAH (AP) — Patrick Ianni and Lamar Neagle scored in the second half and Seattle ended Real Salt Lake’s unbeaten streak against MLS opponents at Rio Tinto Stadium at 29 games.
Ianni opened the scoring in the 71st minute, tapping a cross from Nate Jaqua inside the right post with Salt Lake (5-2-2) playing a man down after defender Jamison Olave received a red car for dragging down Mike Fucito just outside the box in the 58th minute. The goal ended Salt Lake’s shutout streak at 409 minutes.
Seattle (5-4-5) made it 2-0 in the 84th minute when Neagle blasted a right-footer from outside the box.
Salt Lake’s Nelson Gonzalez scored in the 88th minute.
FC Dallas 2, Dynamo 2, tie
HOUSTON (AP) — Colin Clark scored in the 87th minute to give Houston the tie with FC Dallas.
Afforded space in the Dallas box, Clark met a through ball by midfielder Brad Davis and fired from 8 yards past goalkeeper Kevin Hartman for the equalizer. Davis had two assists and leads MLS with eight.
The Dynamo (3-4-6) managed to avoid a second consecutive loss despite playing the final 18 minutes down a man after defender Kofi Sarkodie was ejected for picking up his second yellow card of the match.
Dallas (6-3-4) extended its unbeaten streak to eight games.
Dallas defender Ugo Ihemelu got by the Houston defense and headed in Marvin Chavez’s corner kick in the 70th minute to make it 2-1. Andrew Jacobson opened the scoring for FC Dallas 27 minutes into the match with a 15-yard header, and Houston forward Cam Weaver tied it in the 43rd minute.
Red Bulls 1, Whitecaps 1, tie
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Luke Rodgers scored in the 34th minute to help New York tie expansion Vancouver in front of a capacity crowd of 21,000.
The Red Bulls (4-2-6) earned the point despite missing key stars, including French striker Thierry Henry, who were injured or away with national teams. However, their winless skid stretched to five games.
Eric Hassli scored on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute for Vancouver (1-5-6).
Union 6, Toronto FC 2
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Mapp and Danny Mwanga scored two goals apiece and Philadelphia routed Toronto FC for its first road victory in more than two months.
Gabriel Farfan and Kyle Nakazawa also scored to help the Union (6-3-2) hand Toronto its worst loss in franchise history. Maicon Santos scored twice for Toronto (2-5-6).
Sporting Kansas City 1, Rapids 1, tie
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Ryan Smith scored in the 75th minute to give Sporting Kansas City the tie.
Sporting Kansas City (1-6-2) snapped a five-game MLS losing streak. The team is playing its first 10 games on the road while its new stadium is completed.
Conor Casey scored for Colorado (4-3-6) in the 13th minute.
Earthquakes 2, Fire 2, tie
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Defender Cory Gibbs scored off a cross from Baggio Husidic in the 80th minute to help Chicago salvage a tie with San Jose in rainy conditions.
The tie extended the Fire’s MLS winless streak to nine games, matching the club record set in 2004.
Chicago (1-4-6) last won in late March. San Jose (3-4-4) extended its unbeaten streak to four.
The Earthquakes took a 2-1 lead in the 74th minute on Chris Wondolowski’s header.
San Jose’s Ramiro Corrales opened the scoring in the 50th minute, and Dominic Oduro tied it in the 56th.
Chicago beat San Jose on penalty kicks Tuesday in a U.S. Open Cup match at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Chivas USA 3, Crew 3, tie
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Emmanuel Ekpo scored the equalizer in the 64th minute, Andres Mendoza had two goals and Columbus (3-3-5) rallied three times to tie Chivas USA (3-4-4).
Nick LaBrocca, Andrew Boyens and Jorge Flores scored for Chivas USA.
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