Sunday's MLS Capsules
Games played on Aug. 31, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored twice to lead the L.A. Galaxy over Chivas USA 3-0 on Sunday.
In the 41st minute, Landon Donovan made a run through midfield and found Zardes on the left wing, who fired a one-timer from the top corner of the box past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy for the lead.
Robbie Keane faked out Jhon Kennedy Hurtado at the top of the box and lobbed the ball over Kennedy, who was caught in no-man's land, for a 2-0 lead at the 68-minute mark.
Zardes made it 3-0 in the 71st minute after a nifty set of passes and misdirection between Donovan and Keane.
The Galaxy are 13-5-7, two points off the lead in the Western Conference behind Seattle. Chivas USA falls to 6-13-6 and is mired in a seven-game winless streak — six straight without goals.
UNITED 2, RED BULLS 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Luis Silva's goal in the 57th minute proved the difference and Eddie Johnson sealed the win in stoppage time for D.C. United's victory over New York.
United (14-8-4) extended its lead to four points over second-place Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference.
Bill Hamid earned his seventh shutout of the season and recorded the first assist in his five-year MLS career.
Hamid sent a long ball across midfield and Fabian Espindola flicked a header forward to Silva. Silva then beat Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles to the ball and punched it forward to set up an open-net finish.
Johnson looped the ball over Robles in the 91st minute after he got behind the defense on a ball sent in from near midfield from Perry Kitchen.
New York (7-8-10) remained two points behind in the race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
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