Wednesday's MLS Capsules
Originally published May 24, 2012 at midnight, updated May 24, 2012 at 12:42 a.m.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Kenny Cooper scored in the 56th minute to lift the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA on Wednesday night.
Former Red Bulls star Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 47th minute for Chivas USA (4-6-2). Angel, who holds New York's all-time goal-scoring record (58), was playing against his former team for the first time.
Cooper's goal was his 11th of the season — tying San Jose's Chris Wondolowski for the MLS lead — for the Eastern Conference-leading Red Bulls (8-3-2). New York extended its unbeaten streak to six matches (5-0-1) and remained unbeaten at home (4-0-2).
FIRE 2, FC DALLAS 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sebastian Grazzini and Marco Pappa scored and goalkeeper Sean Johnson stopped a penalty kick as Chicago Fire rallied past FC Dallas.
The Fire (5-3-3) won for the third time in five matches to remain in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Defender Matt Hedges scored in the 41st minute to put FC Dallas (3-7-4) on the board first. Dallas extended its winless streak to eight matches (0-5-3) and remained winless on the road (0-5-1).
CREW 2, SOUNDERS 0
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Meram and Emilio Renteria scored to lead the Columbus past Seattle.
Meram headed a left-footed cross from Dilly Duka for his third goal in the 15th minute. Renteria sealed the win for Columbus (4-4-3) with a 30-yard chip over Seattle goalkeeper Bryan Meredith in the 76th minute for his first goal.
The Sounders (7-3-2) controlled play in the opening 20 minutes and final 10 of the first half, spending the majority of the half in Crew territory. Seattle got off 10 shots and six corner kicks in the first half, but converted none.
Columbus' Duka (47) and Carlos Mendes (71) received second-half yellow cards. Seattle's Marc Burch received a yellow card in the 85th minute, and Alonso received one in the 88th.
EARTHQUAKES 3, GALAXY 2
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Alan Gordon scored in stoppage time as San Jose rallied from a late two-goal deficit.
The Earthquakes went into the 74th minute down 2-0, but Steven Lenhart scored off a corner kick and Khari Stephenson converted a penalty kick to tie the score. Just seconds before time expired. Gordon finished a bouncing cross for the winning goal.
Hector Jimenez got Los Angeles on the scoreboard in the third minute and Mike Magee made it 2-0 in the 73rd.