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MLS's Eastern Conference teams clean up out West
by Paul Kennedy, May 12th, 2008 7AM

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[NAMES & NUMBERS] There were three East-West confrontations over the MLS weekend, and all resulted in -- you guessed it -- wins for the visiting Eastern Conference teams. The Western Conference is so bad that FC Dallas, which dropped to .500 with a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, is the only team that doesn't have a losing record. It took seven weeks, but MLS stars Juan Pablo Angel, Taylor Twellman, Brian Ching and Dwayne De Rosario finally got their first goals of the season.

3. There were three East-West confrontations over the weekend, and all resulted in wins for the visiting Eastern Conference teams: Columbus (3-2 at San Jose), New York (2-1 at Los Angeles) and New England (2-1 at Chivas USA). The weekend results left the top six teams in the Eastern Conference with more points than Western Conference co-leaders Colorado and FC Dallas. Indeed, FC Dallas, which dropped to .500 with a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, is the only Western Conference team that doesn't have a losing record.

JUAN PABLO ANGEL. Juan Pablo Angel, MLS's leading scorer in 2007 with 19 goals, scored his first goal of the 2008 season when he struck in the 78th minute to break a 1-1 tie and give the New Red Bulls a 2-1 win at Los Angeles.

75. Such was the pitiful display by the Galaxy in its 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls that it went 75 minutes between shots on goal. Red Bulls keeper Jon Conway saved Landon Donovan's shot two minutes into the game, and Galaxy didn't find the target again until Alan Gordon beat Conway in the 77th minute with his third goal of the season.

TAYLOR TWELLMAN. The second-half substitute -- who was making his 2008 debut after returning from a knee injury - scored the game-winning goal in the 59th minute to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over Chivas USA on Sunday afternoon. Twellman, fifth on the MLS career goalscoring list, scored his 92nd career goal

30,000. Steve Ralston made history in the 16th minute of New England's game at Chivas USA, becoming the first player in MLS history to have played 30,000 minutes. Ralston is the league's career leader in minutes (30,063), games (340) and starts (337), as well as assists (122) and game-winning assists (34).

18. The high-flying Crew took a club-record 18 corner kicks en route to a 3-2 win over the Earthquakes.

JASON KREIS.  The Real Salt Lake coach watched RSL's 2-1 win over FC Dallas from the he fifth floor of the Rice-Eccles Stadium press box after he was suspended for Saturday's match for criticizing the referees. He was allowed to talk to his players before the game and at halftime and was allowed to talk with his assistant coaches on the sidelines.

1. It took seven games, but forward Brian Ching and midfielder Dwayne De Rosario both scored for the first time this season, and the two-time defending champion Houston Dynamo finally won its first game with a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids, who share the Western Conference lead with FC Dallas despite a 3-4-0 record.

 



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