Saturday's MLS Capsules
Games played July 20, 2013
Originally published July 20, 2013 at 10:45 p.m., updated July 21, 2013 at 12:32 a.m.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Teen forward Jose Villarreal and rookie Gyasi Zardes scored goals, and the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied Saturday to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1.
Villarreal, 19, poked home Omar Gonzalez’s header from a free kick in the 29th minute to level the score — a goal that was initially waved off as offside — and Zardes, 21, scored the winner in the 57th minute.
The Galaxy (10-8-3), who started the game in sixth place in the Western Conference, vaulted past Vancouver (9-6-5), FC Dallas and Colorado into third.
Camilo scored his MLS-best 13th goal of the season in the 19th minute for the Whitecaps, who were outshot 22-4.
REVOLUTION 2, CREW 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jose Goncalves and Diego Fagundez scored in second-half stoppage time to give New England a victory against Columbus.
Goncalves in the 91st minute got his first career goal by heading a corner kick from Lee Nguyen. The ball skipped past goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum as the Revolution’s A.J. Soares provided a distraction in front.
Three minutes later, Nguyen took advantage of a turnover to pass to Fagundez for his sixth score of the season.
New England (7-7-6) ended a two-game losing streak.
SPORTING KC 2, REAL SALT LAKE 1
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Ike Opara scored in the final minute of stoppage time to give Sporting Kansas City a victory over Real Salt Lake.
Soony Saad had a goal in the 68th minute for Sporting KC.
Robbie Findley scored in the 56th minute for RSL, which went a man down in the 67th minute when Chris Wingert was shown his second yellow card and ejected from the match.
The loss snapped Salt Lake’s (11-6-4) unbeaten streak of 12 games across all competitions.
Sporting KC (10-5-6) is unbeaten in nine of its past 10 games.
FIRE 4, D.C. UNITED 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Chris Rolfe scored twice, Joel Lindpere scored his first goal of the season and added two assists and Chicago beat D.C. United.
The victory, which snapped a two-match losing streak, moved the Fire (7-9-3) into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Chicago is 4-2-0 in its past six matches.
D.C.’s road futility continued. United (2-14-4) is 0-7-3 away from home, and 1-3-1 in its past five matches overall.
Rolfe scored in the second minute and also in first-half stoppage time
FC DALLAS 0, IMPACT 0
MONTREAL (AP) — The winless streaks dragged on for the Montreal Impact and FC Dallas, as the teams played to a scoreless draw.
Montreal (9-5-5) has gone five games without a victory, while Dallas (8-5-8) has not won since May 25 and is winless in seven — eight if a U.S. Open Cup game is counted.
The Impact drew their first sellout of the season of 20,801, a record at Saputo Stadium, where some space was added this year. Despite the fans’ roars, they saw the Impact shut out at home for the first time this season.
TIMBER 0, UNION 0
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Portland continued its strong play on the road with a scoreless draw against Philadelphia.
The Timbers (8-2-10) improved to 2-1-8 on the road and moved within three points of Real Salt Lake for first place in the Western Conference.
Portland also pushed its all-time mark to 2-0-2 against the Union.
The game was delayed 40 minutes to open the second half because of severe thunder and lightning in the surrounding area.
Following the delay, neither team was able to muster many scoring opportunities. The Union (8-6-7) had two corner kicks in three minutes of stoppage time but couldn’t take advantage.
SOUNDERS 1, RAPIDS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s DeAndre Yedlin scored his first career goal five minutes after Colorado took the lead, and the Sounders tied the Rapids, but snapped their seven-game winning streak against them.
The Sounders would have set an MLS record if they had beaten the Rapids an eighth straight time.
Drew Moor tapped in a goal off a corner from Nick LaBrocca to give the Rapids (8-7-7) a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute. Moor got in front of defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado for the open shot in front of the net.
RED BULLS 0, TORONTO FC 0
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls finished in a 0-0 tie.
With top strikers Danny Koevermans and Robert Earnshaw out injured, Toronto started Jeremy Brockie and Justin Braun up front.
Toronto (2-10-8) has been shut out in its past three road games, a goalless drought that has reached 319 minutes. And Toronto has been blanked in eight of its past 12 outings home or away, with just seven goals during that run.
New York (9-7-5) managed just one shot on target in the first half — a low shot by Thierry Henry that was stopped by Toronto’s Joe Bendik.
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