Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, August 19, 2012
TORONTO (AP) — Kei Kamara scored on a free kick in the 83rd minute to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday.
Kamara's kick went off Toronto goalkeeper Milos Kocic's finger tips and into the bottom right corner of the net as Kansas City (14-7-4) won its third straight MLS contest.
Toronto (5-14-5) remained last in the Eastern Conference and extended its unbeaten streak to four matches.
SOUNDERS FC 2, WHITECAPS 0
SEATTLE (AP) — Fredy Montero score in the 64th minute, Eddie Johnson added a clinching goal in the 87th minute and Seattle beat Vancouver in a key game for positioning in the MLS Western Conference playoff chase.
Just two minutes after coming off the bench, Montero got his eighth MLS goal of the season. Mauro Rosales took a free kick from about 35 yards out, but instead of going on net, chipped it into the penalty area. Defender Jeff Parke played the ball off his chest and directed it to Montero, who got just enough of his toe on the shot to bounce it past Vancouver goalkeeper Joe Cannon.
Johnson scored on a counter attack off a cross from Brad Evans in the closing minutes for his 11th goal of the season.
IMPACT 3, EARTHQUAKES 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Lamar Neagle and Patrice Bernier scored in the second half to help Montreal beat league-best San Jose for the Impact's fourth straight victory.
Neagle got his second goal of the season to put Montreal (11-13-3) ahead 2-1 in the 61st minute. Both teams played most of the game with 10 aside, while San Jose ended with just nine men.
Bernier, who set up Neagle's score, got his team-leading seventh goal on a penalty kick in the 73rd minute. Marco Di Vaio scored for Montreal in the first half.
Earthquakes captain Chris Wondolowski scored his league-leading 18th goal on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute to give the Earthquakes (14-6-5) a 1-0 lead
FIRE 2, REVOLUTION 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sherjill MacDonald's first MLS goal broke a tie just past midway through the first half and Chicago held on to beat New England.
Chris Rolfe also scored to help the Fire (12-7-5) win their third straight and move into a tie with New York for second place in the Eastern Conference, five points behind Kansas City.
Fernando Cardenas scored for New England (6-13-5), which dropped to 0-6-1 in its last seven matches. The Revolution also lost by one goal for the 12th time this season.
CHIVAS USA 1, RAPIDS 1
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 83rd minute to rally Chivas USA to a tie with Colorado.
Tristan Bowen took possession of the ball along the sideline and found Angel alone behind the Colorado defense. Angel easily beat Matt Pickens, denying the Colorad goalkeeper his seventh shutout of the season. Pickens is the franchise's all-time leader in shutouts (28) and wins (40).
Chivas USA (7-9-6) had only two shots on goal the entire game, both late in the game. The Goats have scored only 15 goals all season.
Brian Mullan scored in the 19th minute for Colorado (8-15-2), which has not lost in its last seven meetings (5-0-2) against Chivas USA.
FC DALLAS 2, REAL SALT LAKE 1
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Fabian Castillo scored twice in the second half, including the winner in stoppage time, to lift FC Dallas.
Dallas (8-11-8) stretched its unbeaten streak to four games and snapped a six game losing streak in Utah dating back to 2007.
Alvaro Saborio scored the tying goal in the 76th minute for Real Salt Lake (13-10-3), which lost its third straight MLS contest.
Castillo gave Dallas a 1-0 lead in the 61st and got the winner 2 minutes into stoppage time.
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