Saturday's MLS Capsules
Originally published June 24, 2012 at 12:18 a.m., updated June 24, 2012 at 1:02 a.m.
TORONTO (AP) — Chris Tierney scored in second-half stoppage time to complete New England’s comeback and lift the Revolution to a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC on Saturday.
With the Revolution (5-7-3) trailing 2-0, Blake Brettschneider cut the deficit in half in the 71st minute as he knocked in a rebound past Toronto goalie Milos Kocic.
Danny Koevermans put Toronto (1-10-2) ahead in the 4th minute and Ryan Johnson doubled the lead in the 42nd, before it gave up a two-goal lead for the second straight game. Houston scored two late goals to pull to a 3-3 draw against Toronto on Wednesday.
Both Toronto goals came from headers inside the 18-yard box on pinpoint crosses from the left side by defender and Canadian international Ashtone Morgan.
UNION 4, SPORTING KC 0
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jack McInerney scored twice and Philadelphia snapped a six-game winless skid.
Lionard Pajoy converted a penalty kick in the 81st minute after Antoine Hoppenot was fouled in the box and Hoppenot also had a goal in the 87th minute for the Union (3-8-2). Philadelphia, 0-5-1 in its previous six, won for the first time since beating Chivas USA 1-0 on April 21.
Philadelphia entered the game having scored a league-low eight goals. However, McInerney got the Union on the board early with a goal in the second minute. He added his second in the 43rd minute.
Kansas City (9-4-2) snapped its four-game unbeaten streak.
IMPACT 4, DYNAMO 2
MONTREAL (AP) — Hassoun Camara got his first MLS goal and Patrice Bernier scored on a penalty kick in the second half, lifting Montreal past Houston.
Sanna Nyassi and Davy Arnaud also scored for Montreal (5-8-3).
Will Bruin got his ninth goal and Brad Davis also scored for Houston (5-5-5). Former Impact forward Brian Ching had an assist.
Houston’s Adam Moffat received a red card after bringing Montreal’s Felipe Martins down hard in the 73rd minute.
The Impact took the lead when Arnaud flicked Martins’ corner kick to Camara, who scored with a header at the far post in the 60th minute. After Felipe went down in the penalty area following a light shove from Geoff Cameron eight minutes later, Bernier converted the penalty kick.
FIRE 2, CREW 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Marco Pappa and Dominic Oduro scored in the first 26 minutes to lead Chicago.
The victory moved the Fire (7-5-3) within three points of third-place New York in the Eastern Conference. Columbus, dominated from the start by the Fire, had entered the game with a six-match unbeaten streak (3-0-3).
The Crew’s last loss was on April 28, 1-0 to Vancouver.
Pappa maneuvered to the edge of the penalty area, and using a screen, ripped a right-footed shot off the hands of diving goalkeeper Andy Gruenbaum in the second minute.
EARTHQUAKES 2, REAL SALT LAKE 1
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Reserve forward Alan Gordon scored a goal and assisted on another from Chris Wondolowski to lift San Jose past Real Salt Lake.
The victory allowed San Jose (10-3-3) to move into first place in the Western Conference. Javier Morales scored for RSL (10-5-2), which suffered its second straight home loss in MLS action and third consecutive setback at Rio Tinto Stadium overall.
The Earthquakes opened the scoring in the 76th minute when Ramiro Corrales played a long ball down to Gordon inside the box. Gordon headed the ball over Rimando before he could get to it. The ball bounced across the goal line and into the net to give San Jose a 1-0 lead.
CHIVAS USA 0, FC DALLAS 0
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dan Kennedy finished with three saves to help Chivas USA tie FC Dallas.
With the tie, FC Dallas (3-9-5) extended its winless streak to 11 games to set a new club record. The previous record of 10 games without a win was from July 2 to Sept. 10, 2005. FC Dallas is 0-7-4 during its winless streak and has been shutout four times during that span.
Chivas USA (5-7-4) salvaged a tie despite only managing a season-low two shots. FC Dallas finished with 13 shots.
GALAXY 3, WHITECAPS 0
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Mike Magee, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan scored first-half goals and Los Angeles earned its third consecutive victory.
The Galaxy opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Magee capitalized on a scramble in the box to send home his third goal of the season past Whitecaps goalkeeper Joe Cannon.
Making his first appearance for the Galaxy (6-8-2) since returning from Euro 2012 duty with Ireland, Keane went through the Whitecaps defense and doubled the Galaxy’s lead in the 30th minute. On his ensuing celebration, Keane paid tribute to James Nolan, an Irish fan that died in Poland during the tournament.
Keane helped create the third goal in the 40th minute as well when he fired a shot in the box into the hand of Jay Demerit setting up a penalty kick that was converted by Donovan.
Vancouver fell to 7-4-5 on the season.
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