MLS Capsules

MLS Capsules
March 31, 2013, 12:51 am
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TORONTO (AP) Teenage substitute Jose Villarreal scored on a bicycle kick in the 92nd minute to give defending MLS champion Los Angeles a 2-2 tie with Toronto FC on Saturday in Galaxy star Landon Donovan's return.

Coming off a sabbatical of nearly four months, Donovan returned to action as a substitute in the 61st minute. He had a good scoring chance a minute later when Magee found him behind the defense, but scuffed the shot and goalkeeper Joe Bendik gathered it in.

Toronto substitute Jonathan Osorio gave the Reds (1-2-1) a 2-1 lead in the 78th minute with his first MLS goal, but the 19-year-old Villarreal tied it for the Galaxy (2-0-2) with his acrobatic goal.

Mike Magee scored his fifth goal of the season in the 16th minute to open the scoring for Los Angeles, and Robert Earnshaw pounced on a defensive miscue to tie it 13 minutes later.

RED BULLS 2, UNION 1

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Thierry Henry scored his first goal of the season and to break a tie in the 81st minute and New York gave coach Mike Petke his first victory with the team, beating Philadelphia.

Henry finished a beautiful feed from Peguy Luyindula to win it for the Red Bulls (1-2-2). Heath Pearce started the winning play when he sent a pass forward for Luyindula, who controlled the ball at the top corner of the penalty area before chipping a pass into the middle. Henry softened the ball with his right knee before sending a left-footed shot into the goal from 10 yards.

Dax McCarty's goal in the 55th minute snapped a scoreless string of 307 minutes for the Red Bulls and staked New York to a 1-0 lead. Philadelphia (2-2-0) tied it in the 63d minute when Casey Conor headed in a throw-in by Sheanon Williams that beat goalkeeper Luis Robles at the near post.

FC DALLAS 1, REVOLUTION 0

FOXBOROROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Blas Perez headed in a shot off of the left goal post in the 87th minute to lift FC Dallas past New England.

Perez scored his first goal of the season, slipping between defenders after taking a pass from David Ferreira, to help FC Dallas improve to 4-1-0. New England (1-2-1) was held scoreless for the third straight game, extending its goal drought to 298 minutes.

TIMBERS 2, RAPIDS 2

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Will Johnson scored two goals, including a penalty kick in the 71st minute, and Portland rallied from a two-goal second-half deficit to tie Colorado.

Johnson scored Portland's first goal in the 55th minute.

The Timbers (0-1-3) have never won in Colorado, going 0-3-1 in their matches at the Rapids.

Dillon Powers scored his first career goal for Colorado (0-3-2) in the 18th minute and Hendry Thomas scored on a penalty kick in the 48th.

SPORTING KC 2, IMPACT 0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Claudio Bieler scored his third goal of the season, and Sporting Kansas City defeated previously unbeaten Montreal in a match that saw the ejection of Impact coach Marco Schaellibaum.

Schaellibaum was sent off in the 81st minute, shortly after Graham Zusi's goal put Sporting up 2-0, for squirting water out of a water bottle at Sporting's bench and fourth official Matthew Foerster. He will miss the Impact's home game against Columbus on April 13. Montreal lost for the first time after a 4-0 start.

Sporting (2-1-2) broke a three-match winless streak and a 197-minute goal drought, and Jimmy Nielsen recorded his third straight shutout. Benny Feilhaber recorded his first two assists of the season.

DYNAMO 2, EARTHQUAKES 0

HOUSTON (AP) - Will Bruin and Giles Barnes scored in the first half and Houston won its second straight match.

The Dynamo also tied the record for the MLS home unbeaten streak in all competitions at 34 set by Real Salt Lake from 2009-11. Houston is one game from tying the MLS regular-season record for longest home unbeaten streak of 29 set by Real Salt Lake during the same period. The Dynamo have not lost a home game in the MLS or international competition since dropping a 2-0 decision to Columbus on June 18, 2011.

Houston (3-1-0) took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute on a goal by Bruin. The Dynamo extended their lead to 2-0 in the 42nd minute on a header by Barnes.

The Earthquakes (2-2-1) lost their three-game unbeaten streak.

REAL SALT LAKE 2, SEATTLE FC 1

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Robbie Findley and Luis Gil each scored first-half goals and Real Salt Lake claimed its first home victory of the 2013 season.

Brad Evans scored for the Sounders (0-3-1).

RSL (2-2-1) played without leading scorer Alvaro Saborio, who injured his knee while playing for Costa Rica this week.

Findley made up for Saborio's absence with a big first-half goal. He collected a cleared ball and drilled a left footer from the right side of the box to put RSL up 1-0 in the 8th minute.

It snapped a 408-minute scoreless streak against Seattle going back to last season. Findley left the game a few minutes after his goal with a left adductor strain and did not return.

CHIVAS USA 2, WHITECAPS 1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Eric Avila scored early in the second half and Chivas USA held on for the victory over Vancouver.

Avila's 55th-minute tally gave Chivas (3-1-1) a 2-0 lead. Kenny Miller responded quickly for the Whitecaps (2-2-0), but the visitors were unable to tie the match at Home Depot Center.

Chivas maintained their league lead in goals scored with 10 through five games. Last season it took Chivas 15 games to reach that amount.

Chivas jumped out to a quick lead. In the 12th minute Carlos Alvarez attempted a cross from the corner of the penalty area. The ball deflected off Vancouver defender Jun Marques Davidson and skipped past Joe Cannon into the net.

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