Sunday's MLS Capsules
Monday, August 13, 2012
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sanna Nyassi scored in the 61st minute to help the Montreal Impact beat the New England Revolution 1-0 on Sunday night.
Montreal (10-13-3) has won four of its last five games overall and improved to 2-10-1 on the road.
New England (6-12-5) suffered its ninth shutout loss of the season, its third straight at home. The Revolution are winless (0-5-1) in their last six outings, having scored just two goals over that span.
Nyassi stole the ball from midfielder Benny Feilhaber, beat two defenders and fired a 22-yard drive to the top right corner past goalie Matt Reis for his fifth goal of the season.
New England had four solid first-half scoring chances, but none resulted in shots on goal at Montreal netminder Troy Perkins, making his first start since being acquired from Portland.
FIRE 3, UNION 1
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Chris Rolfe scored two goals and Arne Friedrich added one to lead Chicago past Philadelphia.
The Fire (11-7-5) moved past D.C. United and into fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 38 points. Chicago has won two straight and is 2-0-1 in its last three matches.
Philadelphia (7-12-2) took a short-lived lead with an own goal in the 34th minute, but Rolfe tied it the 43rd minute, and Friedrich gave the Fire a 2-1 advantage with a goal in stoppage time. Rolfe's second goal in the 56th minute gave Chicago a two-goal cushion.
GALAXY 4, CHIVAS USA 0
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Juninho scored twice and captain Landon Donovan had four assists as Los Angeles blanked in-stadium rival Chivas USA.
The Galaxy earned the victory without David Beckham, who was in London for the Olympics closing ceremony. Without Beckham, the Galaxy solidified their place in the Western Conference standings, surging to 36 points — 10 ahead of Chivas.
Robbie Keane gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute with his 10th of the season, Juninho scored a pair of goals 10 minutes apart in the second half, and Omar Gonzalez added a late tally to make it 4-0 one week after the Galaxy lost 4-0 at Seattle.
Donovan's four assists are a career high.