SHEA OFF TO SOLID START FOR BIRMINGHAM CITY
It wasn't a win, but Brek Shea delivered an assist in his first start for Birmingham City in what ended as a 1-1 draw against Leeds United. Birmingham has just 5 goals in their first 6 league matches and sit in 20th place entering play this afternoon. Shea played 67 minutes and left with his club up 1-0. Fellow American Jonathan Spector saw action as a substitute entering the match in the 79th minute.
MONTREAL 2 LA GALAXY 2
Landon Donovan recorded yet another assist as the Galaxy rallied from a 2-0 deficit to draw with the grieving Impact, 2-2. Montreal defender Karl Ouimette lost his sister to cancer last week, and his club rallied around him early putting themselves in a position to pull off an improbable victory. Marco Di Vaio opened the scoring with his sixth goal of the season while fellow designated player Ignacio Piatti added a second. Piatti now has 4 goals and an assist in his last 3 games. Dilly Duka assisted on both Impact goals. But Gyasi Zardes' 15th goal of the season brought the Galaxy within one and Robbie Keane and Donovan set up Alan Gordon to tie the match just 5 minutes later and that's the way it would end. The 23 year-old Zardes has 5 goals in his last 3 games.
NEW YORK 1 DC UNITED 0
Bill Hamid made 5 saves and nearly bought a point for 10-man United, but England's Lloyd Sam scored in the 90th minute to give New York back-to-back wins for the first time since April. Thierry Henry picked up his 12th assist on the year on the game winner tying a career high for him since coming to MLS in 2010. Henry had 15 goals and 12 assists in 2012.
VANCOUVER 2 SAN JOSE 0
After failing to score a goal for a month, the Whitecaps finally broke out defeating San Jose 2-0 behind a goal and an assist from Designated Player Pedro Morales. The Chilean born attacking midfielder converted a penalty kick and set up newly acquired Kendall Waston with an insurance goal off a corner. David Ousted recorded his league-leading ninth shutout of the season and second in a row.
SEATTLE 3 REAL SALT LAKE 2
Substitute Andy Rose delivered another big goal for the Sounders driving home a game winner in the 94th minute to send Seattle to a 3-2 win over 10-man Real Salt Lake. DeAndre Yedlin assisted on two of Seattle's three goals while Obafemi Martins scored for for the 13th time this season and the 5th time in the last four matches. Javier Morales had a goal and an assist in a losing effort while Joao Plata added to his career year with his 12th goal. Nat Borchers was sent off for Real in the second half for taking out Martins and denying him a scoring opportunity.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY 4 CHIVAS USA 0
Sporting snapped out of their recent funk with a 4-0 win over floundering Chivas USA. Dom Dwyer broke Preki's club scoring record set back in 1996 when he tallied his 19th goal of the season in the first half. Graham Zusi, Benny Feilhaber and Claudio Bieler also scored for Sporting as Chivas lost for the 5th straight match and are now winless in their last 10. To make matters worse, The Goats have been shut out 8 times in their last 9 games. Feilhaber's goal was his 4th of the season tying a career high set back in 2011 with the Revolution, his first season in MLS.
NEW YORK 2 PHILADELPHIA 2
New York coughed up a 2-0 lead and saw victory slip away with Sebastien Le Toux's stoppage time penalty kick in the second half. New York built up its lead in the first half on the strength of a penalty kick from Péguy Luyindula and the 50th goal of Thierry Henry's MLS career. The advantage would be short lived though as Pedro Ribeiro brought the Union back within one less than a minute later setting the stage for Le Toux's late heroics. Philadelphia outshot New York 13-3.
NEW ENGLAND 2 MONTREAL 1
The Revs made it 4 wins in 4 tries with Jermaine Jones on the roster as they continued their resurgence with a 2-1 win over the Impact. Jones had an assist for the third straight match as he and Charlie Davies set up Lee Nguyen for the game winner. Troy Perkins made 8 saves in a losing effort as Montreal rested a number of starters in preparations for a huge match against New York in the Champions League this week.
CHICAGO 1 TORONTO 1
Dwayne De Rosario scored the 104th goal of his MLS career in the 89th minute to salvage a point for Toronto FC against the Fire. They nearly stole all three points too, but the potential game winning goal by Gilberto was called back due to a foul. The Fire had a chance to take all three points as well, but with a 1-0 lead, Jeff Larentowicz saw his penalty kick blocked by Joe Bendik. Bendik finished with 6 saves. The Fire now have 15 ties on the season.
DALLAS 2 VANCOUVER 1
Panamanian striker Blas Perez scored twice, his first multi-goal game since August of last year, to propel FC Dallas to a 2-1 win over the Whitecaps. Perez had missed the previous two matches, both losses, as Dallas got their first win since snapping their 10-game unbeaten streak. Rookie of the year candidate Tesho Akindele added an assist on Perez's game winner.
HOUSTON 2 COLUMBUS 2
Like New York and Montreal earlier the week, Houston also saw a 2-0 lead disappear as Will Trapp and Ethan Finley both notched goals for the Crew in the first ten minutes of the second half. Waylon Francis assisted on both Columbus goals giving the Costa Rican defender six helpers on the year. Trapp's goal was the first in his MLS career. Giles Barnes, who scored twice for Houston against Montreal last weekend scored his 8th goal of the season off an assist from veteran Omar Cummings.
COLORADO 2 PORTLAND 2
Gaston Fernandez scored in the 76th minute to rally the Timbers from a 2-1 deficit against the Rapids for a 2-2 tie. The Rapids had taken the lead through striker Deshorn Brown's 9th goal of the season just ten minutes earlier. Diego Valeri had a goal and an assist for Portland while Dillon Powers had a goal and an assist for the Rapids. Donovan Ricketts paced the Timbers defense with 5 saves.
SAN JOSE 1 LA GALAXY 1
Jon Busch made 7 saves and Chris Wondolowski's second half goal helped San Jose grab a point against their in-state rivals. Omar Gonzalez scored his 4th goal since the World Cup to put LA up 1-0 in the first half, but Wondo's 13th goal of the year, and 8th since Brazil equalized midway through the second. Even with the draw, the Galaxy are undefeated in their last 7.