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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

June 22, 2012
MLS ROUNDUP
Philly routs KC 4-0, Galaxy wins third in a row

Soccer News Net Staff

Jack McInerney scored twice to lead the Philadelphia Union to a 4-0 rout of Sporting Kansas City.
Jack McInerney scored twice to lead the Philadelphia Union to a 4-0 rout of Sporting Kansas City.
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MONTREAL IMPACT 4, HOUSTON DYNAMO 2
MONTREAL --- Patrice Bernier and Davy Arnaud each had a goal and an assist to lead the Montreal Impact to a 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo in front of 12,357 fans at Saputo Stadium Saturday night. Felipe Martins added two assists for Montreal.

Sanna Nyassi opened the scoring in the 4th minute from Martins and Bernier to make it, 1-0.

Houston tied the match in the 16th minute when Brad Davis scored his fourth goal of the season. Davis shot the ball from the top of the penalty area that was deflected by Montreal goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts into the top corner of the net to make it, 1-1.

Montreal edged in front in the 21st minute when Jeb Brovsky found Justin Mapp breaking down the left side. Mapp sent a cross into the penalty area to Arnaud who headed it in for his third goal of the season to make it, 2-1.

Will Bruin scored his 10th goal of the season on an assist from Brian Ching in the 45th minute to knot the match, 2-2, at halftime.

Montreal gained a lead they would never relinquish in the 60th minute. Martins’ corner kick went to the near side of the penalty box where Arnaud deflected the ball to Hassoun Camara who left-footed a volley that got by Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall.

Bernier added a penalty kick to the Montreal lead in the 67th minute with his third goal of the season to make it, 4-2.

Adam Moffat received a red card from Referee Jose Carlos Rivero in the 73rd minute for a rough tackle on Felipe that forced Houston to play with ten men for the rest of the match.

The win gives Montreal a 6-8-3 record for 21 points in the MLS Eastern Conference.The loss drops Houston to a 5-6-5 record for 23 points in the MLS East.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 2, REAL SALT LAKE 1
SANDY, UT---In a battle for the top spot in the Western Conference, Chris Wondolowski scored in the 83rd minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in front of 18,050 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday night.

Wondolowski, the league’s leading scorer, notched his 13th goal of the season to break a 1-1 deadlock. A throw-in by Justin Morrow went to the far side of the penalty area where Alan Gordon headed a pass to Wondolowski who flicked the ball with his left foot by RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando.

Gordon opened the scoring for San Jose in the 75th minute on an assist from Ramiro Corrales to make it, 1-0. It was Gordon’s fifth goal of the season.

Javier Morales scored just four minutes later for RSL to knot the match, 1-1. It was his second goal of the season.

Jon Busch made five saves to record the win. Rimando had four saves for RSL.

The win moves San Jose into first place in the MLS Western Conference with a 9-3-3 record for 33 points. The loss, the second this week for RSL, drops them out of first place in the MLS West with a 10-5-2 record for 32 points.

PHILADELPHIA UNION 4, SPORTING KANSAS CITY 0
CHESTER, Pa.--- Jack McInerney scored two goals and Antonine Hoppenot scored one and set up another, as the Philadelphia Union crushed Sporting Kansas City 4-0 in front of 18,708 at PPL Park Saturday night.

The win was only the third of the season for the Union, as they mprove to 3-8-2, 11 pts while Sporting falls to 9-4-2, 29 pts.

With barely a minute gone on the clock, a shot by Lionard Pajoy hit the left post. McInerney was quick to react and slammed the ball past Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.

McInerney picked up his second in the closing minutes of the half, poking in a rebound.

Hoppenot, was pulled down by Aurelin Collin in the box in the and Pajoy scored on a penalty kick in the 81st minute.

Hoppenot got his first MLS goal 15 minutes later. Michael Farfan lofted a perfectly timed ball over the Sporting defense. The speedy product of Princeton had plenty of time to control the ball. He broke in alone on Nielsen, deked to the right, then sent his shot over the keeper’s outstretched arms.
Fulll story from Philly Soccer News

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 2, TORONTO FC 2
TORONTO---Chris Tierney headed a home a Flo Lechner cross in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time as the New England Revolution came back from a two-goal deficit to claim a share of the points with a 2-2 tie against last-place Toronto FC and spoil former Revolution assistant Paul Mariner’s home debut as head coach.

Danny Koevermans got the Reds (1-10-2, 4 points) got off to a perfect start, collecting his sixth goal of the season in the fourth minute.

Ryan Johnson knocked his diving header into the undefended net in the 42nd minute to make it 2-0.

Blake Brettschneider, who entered as a second half substitute, put the Revolution on the board in the 71st minute, slamming home a rebound with a left-footed blast. New England improves to (5-7-3, 18 points).
Full story from New England Soccer News

CHICAGO FIRE 2, COLUMBUS CREW 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire struck twice in the first 26 minutes and held on after going a man down to defeat the Columbus Crew 2-1 at Toyota Park Saturday.

The Fire didn’t waste any time Saturday night. Before the fans could even get into their seats, the home team took the lead. Marco Pappa drilled the ball into the upper right corner in the 2nd minute for a 1-0 advantage.

Dominic Oduro made it 2-0 in the 26th minute, sprinting toward the net, beating Crew defenders and blasting a shot into the lower right corner of the net.

Fire defender Gonzalo Segares slid toward the ball, taking out the Crew’s Kevan George in the 29th minute, getting a straight red from referee Armando Villarreal.

In the 36th minute, Columbus took advantage of their one-man advantage. Chris Birchell crossed the ball to the top of the box. Tony Tchari collected the pass, bounced the ball and blasted the attempt into the net, cutting the Fire’s lead in half.

Despite being a man down, Chicago held on to earn the 2-1 win. The win snapped the Crew’s six-game unbeaten streak. The Fire (7-5-3, 24 points) won its second straight and remains in fourth in the East. Columbus falls to 5-5-4 (19 points).
Full story from ChicagoLand Soccer News

CHIVAS USA 0, FC DALLAS 0
FRISCO, TX—Chivas USA and FC Dallas battled to a hard fought 0-0 tie at FC Dallas Stadium Saturday.

Dallas goes to now 3-9-5,14 pts, while Chivas, playing their third game in eight days are 5-7-4, 19pts

In the first half, both teams had just one shot on target, with FCD doubling Chivas’ effort two shots. In the second half, Dallas picked up the offensive effort, adding seven more shots, but just one more was on target. Chivas didn’t take a single shot the entire second half, but the team accomplished what it had to do and earned a point on the road.
Full story from Dallas Soccer News


LOS ANGELES GALAXY 3, VANCOUVER WHITECAPS 0
CARSON, Calif.---The Los Angeles Galaxy completely dominated the Vancouver Whitecaps, to register their third straight win, 3-0 at the Home Depot Center Saturday night.

The crowd of 21,529 was treated to the Galaxy's second shutout of the season, the second in the last three games, as they improved to 6-8-2, with 20 points. Vancouver fall to 7-3-6, 26 pts

The Galaxy opened the scoring in the 16th minute after a corner kick by David Beckham pinged around the penalty area and off several players. Whitecaps goalkeeper Joe Cannon slapped the ball off the goal line as it was about to cross over, but he didn't clear it far enough, and Mike Magee was there to reap the fruits.

It took 14 minutes to double the lead, when Robbie Keane managed to get through three Vancouver defenders unmolested and slipped a shot past Cannon in the 30th minute.

The Galaxy put the third on the board just before half time when Landon Donovan converted penalty kick following a Jay DeMerit handball on a shot by Keane.
Full story from LA Soccer News




   
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