Saturday's MLS Capsules
Sunday, July 22, 2012
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over Chivas USA on Saturday night.
Robbie Keane got his fifth goal in the last four games to help the Galaxy (9-10-3) win for the sixth time in nine games since returning from a three-week break in June. Donovan has seven goals and Keane six in that span.
Paolo Cardozo scored his first MLS goal in the 52nd minute for Chivas (6-8-5), which lost for the second time in 10 league matches.
Beckham's three-game goal-scoring streak ended, but he had assists on the first two goals.
FC DALLAS 5, TIMBERS 0
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jackson had a goal and two assists to help FC Dallas get a season high in scoring.
Andrew Jacobson, Scott Sealy, Ruben Luna also scored for Dallas (5-10-7), which played without top offensive player Brek Shea — left off the roster for disciplinary reasons. David Ferreira also had two assists and Dallas benefited from an own goal by Portland's Hanyer Mosquera.
Dallas, which won for the second time in three games since a 13-game winless streak (07-6), hadn't scored more than twice in a game all season.
The Timbers (5-11-4) lost their fourth straight, and third since general manager Gavin Wilkinson took over coaching duties from John Spencer on July 9. Portland remained winless in 10 road games (0-8-2) while being outscored 20-2.
CREW 1, UNITED 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Birchall scored in the 46th minute to help Columbus end a two-game skid.
Birchall, in his sixth game after being signed in May following three seasons with Los Angeles, ran past the D.C. line to take a leading ball from Jairo Arrieta. Birchall dribbled down the left side and scored from 10 yards out with his left foot for his first goal with the Crew (7-7-4).
Columbus goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum made three saves for his seventh shutout.
United (10-7-3) missed a chance to tie the match in the 88th minute when Chris Korb struck the left post with his 18-yarder.
RED BULLS 2, UNION 0
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Kenny Cooper headed in two goals, scoring for the first time since May 23, to lead New York.
The Red Bulls (11-5-5) remained undefeated at home this season, improving to 7-0-3. New York is the lone MLS team without a loss at home.
Cooper, who did not start Wednesday's game against Chicago, scored off a pass from rookie Connor Lade in the 43rd minute, then added another header off a fine feed from Thierry Henry in the 58th minute. Cooper has 13 goals this season, four behind San Jose's Chris Wondolowski for the MLS lead.
Philadelphia (6-10-2) played without forward Freddy Adu, who did not accompany the Union to New Jersey for what interim coach John Hackworth called a "team matter."
DYNAMO 3, IMPACT 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Macoumba Kandji scored twice to help extend Houston's unbeaten streak to six games.
Bobby Boswell also scored to help the Dynamo (9-5-7) win their third straight and move into third place in the Eastern Coference. Kandji had his first two-goal game since Oct. 24, 2009, when he was playing for New York.
Montreal (7-13-3) has lost two of three and five of its last seven.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY 0, REVOLUTION 0
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen made four saves for his league-leading ninth shutout of the season.
Sporting (11-6-4) moved one point behind first-place New York in the Eastern Conference. Nielsen's shutout moved him one ahead of Vancouver's Joe Cannon.
Matt Reis earned his fourth shutout for New England (6-9-5), which is just 1-7-2 on the road.
REAL SALT LAKE 2, RAPIDS 0
SANDY, UTAH (AP) — Alvaro Saborio and Will Johnson both scored and Real Salt Lake beat Colorado.
Salt Lake (12-7-3) won its second straight at home to bounce back from a 5-0 loss at San Jose a week earlier.
Colorado (7-13-1) lost its fifth straight and is winless in its last eight meetings against Salt Lake.