Saturday's MLS Capsules
Games played April 27, 2013
Originally published April 27, 2013 at 8:01 p.m., updated April 27, 2013 at 11:58 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Diego Fagundez ended New England’s scoreless streak at 539 minutes and the Revolution beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Saturday night.
New England (2-3-2) scored a goal in its season opener, but did not put the ball in the net in five-plus matches thereafter, having been credited with an “own goal” last week in a match last week at New York.
The 18-year old Fagundez gave the Revolution into the lead in the 61st minute, finishing off an exchange of well-executed passes from Lee Nguyen to Kelyn Rowe.
Nguyen made it 2-0 in the 71st minute, initiating the sequence with a run into the penalty box, and finishing off a rebound of a shot taken by Saer Sene.
New England snapped a five-game (0-3-2) winless streak and an eight-game (0-5-3) winless streak against Philadelphia. The Union (3-3-2) had its three-game (1-0-2) unbeaten streak snapped, being held scoreless for the first time in eight games this season.
GALAXY 2, REAL SALT LAKE 0
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Mike Magee and Charlie Rugg scored early in the first half and Los Angeles easily held off Real Salt Lake.
Brian Rowe became the first goalkeeper to earn a shutout in his MLS debut for the Galaxy (4-1-2) since Brian Perk in a 0-0 draw against Seattle on July 4, 2011.
Magee scored on a header in the sixth minute. Juninho fed him a cross off a free kick into the center of the box and Magee put a perfect touch on the pass as he headed it inside the right post.
Rugg scored in the 13th minute when Hector Jimenez found him in front of the goal on a cross from the right flank. Rugg outraced an RSL defender to the ball and simply tapped it in for the easy goal.
Salt Lake dropped to 3-4-2.
TIMBERS 3, SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Rodney Wallace broke a tie in the 58th minute in Portland’s victory over Sporting Kansas City.
Ryan Johnson had a goal and an assist for Portland (3-1-4), which extended its unbeaten streak to six matches and has won three of its last four. Wallace’s winner came off an assist from Diego Chara.
Chance Myers scored the first two goals of his career for Sporting (4-3-2), including the third-fastest score in club history, but it wasn’t enough to keep Kansas City from taking back-to-back losses for the first time this season. Myers’ first goal, off Matt Besler’s long throw-in, came 40 seconds into the match. It was the earliest score ever at Sporting Park, which opened in 2011.
Johnson equalized with a header in the 24th minute, but Myers made it 2-1 in the 29th with a tap-in off assists from Aurelien Collin and Benny Feilhaber. Four minutes later, Johnson drew out keeper Jimmy Nielsen with a run into the box and crossed to Darlington Nagbe for an easy finish that made it 2-2.
IMPACT 2, FIRE 0
MONTREAL (AP) — Andres Romero and Marco Di Vaio scored in the second half, lifting Montreal past Chicago.
Montreal (5-1-1) improved to 3-0-1 at home and won for the first time since beating visiting New York on March 23. The Impact lost 2-0 at Sporting Kansas City a week later and had a 1-1 home draw with Columbus on April 4 in MLS play, and lost 2-0 at Toronto on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Canadian Championship semifinals.
The Fire (2-5-1) dropped to 0-3-1 on the road.
Romero got his first MLS goal 57 minutes in as he took a ball on the left side, sidestepped Fire captain Logan Pause and sent the ball into the far top corner behind Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson.
With the Fire down a man in the 76th, Di Vaio controlled a chip pass from Daniele Paponi and, with his back to the goal, spun and fired a low shot inside the left post for his fourth of the season.
EARTHQUAKES 2, CHIVAS USA 2, TIE
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cordell Cato scored in the 76th minute to help San Jose erase a second-half deficit as the Earthquakes and Chivas USA played to the tie.
From the left side, Shea Salinas whipped a cross to the middle of the penalty area and Cato knocked the ball into goal.
The result kept both clubs winless in April. San Jose (3-3-4) last won on March 23 while Chivas (3-4-2) hasn’t won since March 30.
San Jose opened the scoring in the 40th minute, with Chris Wondolowski finishing off a cross from Salinas. Chivas took the lead with a pair of quick goals. In the 47th minute, Jorge Villafana sent a cross to the front of the goal. San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch tried to punch the ball away, but instead had it bounce off Chivas’ Mario De Luna and across the goal line.
CREW 3, UNITED 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dominic Oduro, Josh Williams and Federico Higuain scored in the first half to help Columbus beat D.C. United after a videoboard fire delayed the start 50 minutes.
The teams were warming up when the blaze broke out in the top of the videoboard in a speaker cabinet above the south stands about 25 minutes before the scheduled kickoff. Fans were cleared from the area and no one was injured, team president Mark McCullers said.
Oduro put the Crew (3-2-3) ahead in the 15th, Williams scored off Higuain’s corner kick in the 26th, and Higuain a penalty kick in in first-half stoppage time. D.C. (1-6-1) has lost five straight.
FC DALLAS 2, WHITECAPS 2, TIE
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kekuta Manneh and Camilo scored 3 minutes apart to give Vancouver the 2-tie with MLS-leading FC Dallas.
The 18-year-old Manneh, who subbed in during the 54th minute for Jun Marques Davidson, pulled the Whitecaps within one off a rebound, and Camilo tied it in the 75th minute on a shot that deflected off a defender.
Dallas opened the scoring on an own goal in the ninth minute, and Matt Hedges made it 2-0 in the 47th.
Dallas (6-1-2) remained unbeaten in six games. The Whitecaps (2-3-3) remained unbeaten in three games at home, but have gone six games overall without a win.
RED BULLS 2, TORONTO FC 1
TORONTO (AP) — Tim Cahill scored on a header in the 89th minute to lift New York past Toronto.
Cahill’s goal came off a cross by Thierry Henry and gave New York (4-4-2) its second straight win and third in its last four matches. Cahill opened the scoring in the 39th minute with a goal also set up by Henry, and Toronto (1-3-4) tied in it in the 83rd minute on Jonathan Osorio’s goal.
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