Saturday's MLS Capsules
Originally published April 15, 2012 at midnight, updated April 15, 2012 at 1:06 a.m.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan and David Beckham scored goals and Los Angeles beat the Portland Timbers 3-1 on Saturday night, snapping the Galaxy's two-game losing skid.
Juninho scored the go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute for the defending champion Galaxy, who had struggled in the season's early going.
Kris Boyd scored goal for Portland, which lost its fourth straight.
Juninho broke a deadlock when he won a loose ball outside the box. The Brazilian unleashed a strike from 23 yards out that never got more than a few inches off the ground and nestled into the left corner of the net.
Beckham followed it with his first goal of the season, from long range, and then went sliding into the corner area to celebrate.
RED BULLS 2, EARTHQUAKES 2
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored a goal for San Jose, Kenny Cooper had one for New York and the two kept pace with Thierry Henry atop the MLS scoring list in a 2-2 tie between the Earthquakes and Red Bulls on Saturday night.
The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last four matches after starting the season with two losses. They trail only undefeated Sporting KC in the Eastern Conference standings. San Jose had its first tie, but has taken points in five of its six games this season.
The Red Bulls had the lead twice in the first half, then quickly squandered both leads.
Cooper scored his seventh goal of the season in the fifth minute of the game, drawing even with teammate Henry for the league lead. Henry spotted Cooper behind the Earthquakes defense and Cooper beat goalkeeper Jon Busch, who was certain Cooper was offside.
FC DALLAS 2, IMPACT 1
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — FC Dallas got another late goal, this time from Brek Shea in the 88th minute.
Montreal scored the game's first goal in the 61st minute, but Dallas tied it in the 77th on Blas Perez's team-leading third goal of the year.
The expansion Impact are winless in five road games, though this one was closer than the others, in which they were outscored 10-2.
SOUNDERS 1, RAPIDS 0.
SEATTLE (AP) — Zach Scott headed in a corner kick from Alex Caskey midway through the 63rd minute for his first Major League Soccer goal.
Scott's goal ended a 305-minute drought for the Sounders (3-1-1). Michael Gspurning picked up his second straight shutout and third of the season.
Colorado (3-3-0) was blanked for the second straight game, both on the road.
Saturday's game was the first for Rapids forward Brian Mullan against the Sounders since his two-footed sliding tackle last April 22 in Colorado left speedy Seattle midfielder Steve Zakuani with a broken right leg. Mullan served an MLS record-tying 10-game suspension, which ended before the return match in Seattle on July 16. But he did not make that trip because of back spasms, which also had kept him out of another game before that.
D.C. UNITED 2, REVOLUTION 1
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chris Pontius curled a shot off the left wing into the far right corner in the 82nd minute for his first goal of the season.
New England had a six-match (5-0-1) unbeaten streak against D.C. United snapped. D.C. United is unbeaten in four matches (2-0-2), during which it has allowed two goals.
New England took the lead in the sixth minute on Jose Moreno's first goal for the Revolution in his two games with them. United answered in the 19th minute when Maicon Santos finished one of D.C.'s eight first half corners.
Moreno, a 30-year old Colombian, scored on a right-footed volley from Saer Sene on the left wing, sending the ball into the left corner of the net past D.C. United goalkeeper Joe Willis.
UNION 1, CREW 0.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Gabriel Gomez scored on a penalty in the 38th minute.
After Columbus' Eric Gehrig was whistled for a handball in the penalty box, Gomez converted and the Union (1-3-1) held on for their first win this season.
Toronto FC (0-4-0) is the only remaining winless club in Major League Soccer.
It was the second consecutive shutout for Zac MacMath following a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps two weeks ago.
Philadelphia played without midfielder Roger Torres (knee surgery) and forward Danny Mwanga (rib contusion). Captain Danny Califf, its central defender, was scratched just before kickoff with a hamstring strain and replaced by rookie Raymon Gaddis.
SPORTING KC 1, REAL SALT LAKE 0
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Aurelien Collin scored on a 63rd-minute header, and Sporting Kansas City continued the best start in team history.
Graham Zusi recorded his league-leading sixth assist for Sporting, the first team to start a season 6-0 since the Los Angeles Galaxy won their first 12 games in 1998.
Real (5-2) had its shutout streak broken at 267 minutes, while Sporting recorded its fifth clean sheet in six outings. Kansas City also extended its MLS-record streak of not allowing a shot on goal to 335 minutes before Jimmy Nielsen had to save Nat Borchers' header in second-half stoppage time.
Collin scored his second goal of the season when he ran onto Zusi's corner kick and nodded it past Real's Nick Rimando.
CHIVAS USA 1, TORONTO FC 0
TORONTO (AP) — Oswaldo Minda scored in the first half Saturday to give Chivas USA a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC that extended Toronto's season-opening losing streak to a franchise-worst five games.
Toronto (0-5) has yet to win or draw, score at home or even hold a lead this season. And it has a 1-6-2 combined record in league and CONCACAF Champions League play, having been outscored 20-9.
Chivas (3-3-0) has won all three games on the road and lost all three at home.
The lone goal came in the 31st minute off Minda's downward header from a corner kick. Ryan Johnson was attempting to mark the Ecuador international.
Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.
Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting