MLS Regular Season
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. –The undermanned Houston Dynamo played to a 65-minute, 1-1 tie against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park on Sunday in a game that included a 70-minute delay and was ended early because of lightning.
Will Bruin and Logan Pause traded goals midway through the first half, then the teams slugged it out for 40 more minutes before the skies opened and officials were forced the cancel the match.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Either the Portland Timbers or LA Galaxy were going to come away from the Home Depot Center on Saturday night with some serious soul searching to do.
Turns out, it’s the Timbers.
And after their 3-1 defeat at the hands of the MLS Cup champions, some disturbing themes are beginning to emerge. The most worrisome? Portland have now squandered leads in their last three matches after giving up their 1-0 advantage thanks to a Kris Boyd goal in the 23rd minute against the Galaxy.
CARSON, Calif. – At least for a night, the Galaxy appeared to recover the swagger and poise that they showed in their 2011 MLS Cup run, grabbing two goals in the late going to record a 3-1 come-from-behind victory against the Portland Timbers.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When their first eight corner kick opportunities went for naught, Sporting Kansas City kept trying to put the ball on the back post.
When the ninth resulted in a goal that was called back, they didn’t fall apart as past editions of the team might have.
That set piece perseverance paid off with three more points.
CARSON, Calif. – Late heroics by Juninho and David Beckham allowed LA to return to their winning ways on Saturday, as the Galaxy defeated the Portland Timbers 3-1 at The Home Depot Center.
Kris Boyd gave the Portland the lead in the 23rd minute but the Galaxy tallied three unanswered goals from Landon Donovan, Juninho and Beckham to break their two-game losing slide. The loss resigned the Timbers to a five-game winless streak, which includes four consecutive defeats.
SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake lost the so-called Clash of the Titans on Saturday night, falling 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Sporting Park in a match many had branded the game of the year thus far.
When Bernardo Corradi scored a penalty to give the Montreal Impact the lead in an ultimately losing effort against FC Dallas, he ran straight to his head coach Jesse Marsch and told him, "Thank you. Thank you for allowing me to score a goal for my friend."
The death of Italian Serie B player Piermario Morosini during Saturday’s Pescara-Livorno match shocked the soccer world, but for Corradi, it wasn’t just the loss of a colleague or a fellow Italian. The Impact striker had to say a definitive goodbye to a man he had gotten to know and love.
HARRISON, N.J. – Judging from the dejection in the New York Red Bulls' locker room following their match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night, you would have had a hard time telling the two teams had just finished playing to a 2-2 draw minutes earlier.
That's because for the Red Bulls, who were playing at home, the result felt more like a loss.
FRISCO, Texas – Brek Shea may have been given tonight’s game ball, but Blas Perez should receive his own award for the heart and determination he displayed on the field during Saturday night’s 2-1 victory over Montreal.
With FC Dallas facing a 1-0 deficit late in the second half, Perez knew he had to call his own number and magic happen. In the 77th minute, Perez headed the ball in the back of the net after George John was denied by the crossbar.
Si bien fue el estadounidense Brek Shea quien marcó el gol de la victoria 2-1 de Dallas sobre Montreal Impact, hay que darle méritos a la gran labor del delantero panameño Blas Pérez quien a más de marcar el tanto del empate, inició la jugada para el tanto de la victoria.
Al minuto 77, cuando Dallas iba con el marcador en contra 1-0, Pérez se hizo presente en el marcador al definir un rebote en el área después que el defensa George John había estrellado un balón en el travesaño.