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Week 2: Montero provides more Seattle magic [VIDEO]
March 30th, 2009 7AM

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[MLS NAMES & NUMBERS] The Seattle Sounders drew another big crowd and its young Colombian star struck again. For highlights from Week 2 ...

28,548 fans showed up in Seattle for the expansion franchise's second home game after 32,523 attended its inaugural match. Fredy Montero, the 21-year-old Colombian who scored twice last week in the 3-0 win over New York, provided the second goal with a long-range beauty in a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake. [VIDEO]

GERSON MAYEN, a 20-year-old Los Angeles native of Salvadoran heritage who played in Chivas USA's youth program, made his MLS debut on Sunday and assisted on its first goal in a 2-0 win at FC Dallas. Both Chivas USA goals were scored by newcomers: Mexican Eduardo Lillingston and Serbian Bojan Stepanovic. For Dallas, which attracted a crowd of only 6,524, it was a second home defeat in the young season. Last year, Dallas won only five games at home. [VIDEO]

2,000 or so Toronto fans traveled to Columbus for their team's game against the defending champ and witnessed a 1-1 tie. Last year's MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored from the penalty spot for the Crew, which gifted Toronto an own goal by Gino Padula late in the game in front of the 14,686 crowd. "I think that's what pushed us over the top, just to know they were behind us," said Dwayne De Rosario of his team's faithful.

LUCIANO EMILIO, the league's leading scorer in 2007, scored his first goal of the 2009 season as D.C. United settled for a 1-1 tie at home because Chicago's Patrick Nyarko struck in the second half. [VIDEO]

2.92. The league's scoring average dipped below the 3.0 mark in Week 2 as three games ended in 1-1 ties: Toronto-Columbus, Chicago-D.C. United and New England-New York. The highest scoring game was came when San Jose hosted Houston and won, 3-2. Ryan Johnson, Arturo Alvarez and Cam Weaver scored for the Quakes. [VIDEO]

 

KEVIN HARTMAN broke Tony Meola's all-time MLS saves record by stopping four shots and hitting the 1,139 mark. But Hartman's Kansas City Wizards fell, 2-1, in their home opener, against Colorado, which beat Hartman with goals by Terry Cooke and Omar Cummings.[VIDEO]

12,462 fans attended the New York Red Bulls home opener, a 1-1 tie with New England, which scored both goals: Jay Heaps' own goal in the 35th minute and Kenny Mansally's strike in the 90th minute. [VIDEO]

 



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