Sunday's MLS Capsules
Monday, August 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Carroll scored early in the first half and the Philadelphia Union held off D.C. United in a 1-1 draw on Sunday in a match that featured two disallowed goals and three ejections.
Carroll put the Union (7-12-3) ahead in the eighth minute when he bundled the ball over the line after the United's Emiliano Dudar headed away a previous Philadelphia shot.
D.C. (11-8-4) tied it in the 71st on an own goal set up by Dwayne De Rosario's free kick. De Rosario also appeared to send D.C. into the lead in an 87th minute on a penalty kick but the attempt was ordered retaken because of encroachment by another United player.
D.C. midfielder Branko Boskovic was sent off for wrestling a Union player to the ground during protests that followed, and three minutes later De Rosario missed the retry high.
RED BULLS 3, TIMBERS 2
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Heath Pearce's tiebreaking goal in the 83rd minute lifted New York past Portland.
Tim Cahill got his first MLS goal and Kenny Cooper also scored for New York (13-7-5), which rallied from a two-goal deficit in the first half. The Red Bulls improved to 9-0-3 at home, remaining the league's only team unbeaten at home.
Bright Dike and Darlington Nagbe scored for Portland (5-13-6), which extended its winless streak to eight matches.
New York won its second straight after two losses and moved two points behind Eastern Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City.
DYNAMO 2, CREW 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Adam Moffatt scored in the 82nd minute to give Houston a draw with Columbus.
Brad Davis also scored for Houston (11-6-8), which moved into a tie with Chicago for third place in the Eastern Conference. The Dynamo also extended their home unbeaten streak to 20 games, dating back to a 2-0 loss against Columbus on June 18, 2011.
Cole Grossman and Eddie Gaven scored for the Crew (8-8-6).