Josh Wolff and Clint Mathis, heroes of the U.S. win over Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying, both scored sensational goals in their first matches since returning to MLS.
Wolff scored on a free kick to give Chicago a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay. The game marked Fire captain Peter Nowak's first appearance of the season.
Mathis scored with a blast past Dallas keeper Matt Jordan after a long run for the deciding goal in the MetroStars' 3-2 win over Dallas. For the second straight game, the Metros had one of their Colombians ejected. Alex Comas went off for an accumulation of yellow cards.
Cobi Jones, who was suspended from the USA-Costa Rica, had two excellent goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 3-2 win at Colorado.
Miami improved its record to an MLS best 4-1-0 with a 1-0 over winless New England thanks to Alex Pineda Chacon's MLS-high fifth goal of the season. The match attracted 14,381 fans, the fourth highest crowd in Fusion history.
San Jose held Kansas City to a 0-0 tie before 14,521 fans at Arrowhead Stadium in Landon Donovan's first start for the Quakes. San Jose has not scored against Kansas City in 506 minutes.
April 28 in Tampa
Tampa Bay 0 Chicago 1. Goal: Wolff 11.
Tampa Bay -- Garlick, Maessner, Demmin, Anderson (Kotschau, 6), Keller, Ralston, Jair, Quill, Valderrama, Curtis, Kartes (Barclay, 56).
Chicago -- Thornton, Brown, Bocanegra, Gutierrez, Armas, Marsch, Whitfield, D.Beasley, Nowak (Wolyniec, 62), Kovalenko, Wolff (J.Beasley, 54)
Yellow cards: Tampa Bay -- Demmin 49, Garlick 69; Chicago -- D. Beasley, 79, Marsch 87.
Red card: Tampa Bay -- Maessner 68.
Referee: Noel Kenny.
April 28 in Denver
Colorado 2 Los Angeles 3. Goals: Agogo (Moore, Balboa) 44, Spencer (Balboa, Paule) 86; Jones (Vagenas, Cienfuegos) 22, Jones (Vagenas) 47+, Victorine (Cienfuegos, Mullan) 69.
Colorado -- Brown, Martinez, Key, Herdsman, Balboa, Trembly, Baba (Spencer, 54), Bravo (Gibson, 73), Moore, Paule (Vermillion, 87), Agogo.
Los Angeles -- Reis, Hendrickson, Califf, Caligiuri, Vanney, Vagenas (Pena, 65), Elliott, Victorine (Frye, 73), Cienfuegos, Jones, Mullan (Ching, 91+).
Yellow cards: Colorado -- Herdsman 79: Los Angeles -- Califf 36, Elliott 39, Cienfuegos 44, Vanney 56.
Referee: Rich Grady.
April 28 in East Rutherford, N.J.
MetroStars 3 Dallas 2. Goals: Villegas (Comas, Mathis) 22, Chung (Ramos, Petke) 32, Mathis 60; Farrer (Graziani, Rhine) 71, Rodriguez (pen.) 93+.
MetroStars -- Howard, Perez, Jolley, Shak, Petke, Williams, Villegas, Chung, Ramos (Faria, 82), Mathis (Beskovic, 84), Comas.
Dallas -- Jordan, Dade (Joseph, 5), Suarez, Kubik, Farrer, Pareja (Vaca, 64), Martinez (Rhine, 46), Deering, Rodriguez, Kreis, Graziani.
Yellow cards: MetroStars -- Comas 13, Comas 58, Jolley 93+; Dallas -- Joseph 23, Vaca 75, Rhine 88.
Red card: MetroStars -- Comas 59.
Referee: Terry Vaughn.
April 28 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Miami 1 New England 0. Goal: Pineda Chacon (Serna, Rooney) 80.
Miami -- Rimando, McKinley (Heaps, 68), Mastroeni, Llamosa, Marshall, Preki, Rooney, Bishop, Henderson, Pineda Chacon, Serna.
New England -- Sommer, Woods (Cate, 83), Wright, Pierce, Franchino, Alvarez, Asad, Harkes, Torres (Sunsing, 74), Okoh, Harris.
Yellow cards: Miami -- McKinley 31, Llamosa 65, Marshall 71, Mastroeni 89; New England -- Wright 80, Okoh 87.
Referee: Tim Weyland.
April 28 in Kansas City
Kansas City 0 San Jose. 0.
San Jose -- Cannon, Barrett, Agoos, Dayak, Ibsen, Russell, Mulrooney, Ekelund (DeRosario, 81), Lagos, Cerritos, Donovan.
Kansas City -- Meola, Burns, Jakins (Gregor, 46), Garcia, Prideaux, Klein, Zavagnin, McKeon, Gomez (Glasgow, 85), Johnston, Brown.
Yellow cards: Kansas City -- Jakins 33, Zavagnin 67; San Jose -- Lagos 59, Ibsen 87.
Referee: Roger Sill.
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