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MLS Results
August 31st, 2009 7AM

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The MLS playoff race is shaping up to be the tightest ever as wins by D.C. United, Colorado and New England tighten things considerably. Only three point separate the seven teams currently battling for the seven playoff berths. For all the weekend game summaries, current standings and leading scorers ...

RESULTS:
Aug. 26 in Salt Lake City
Real Salt Lake 4 Chivas USA 0. Goals: Campos (Beckerman, Espindola) 43,
Espindola 75, Findley (Wingert) 85, Findley (Mathis) 90.
Real Salt Lake - Rimando, Wingert, Borchers, Olave, Beltran, Beckerman (Grabavoy, 78), Williams, Johnson, El Khalifi (Mathis, 53), Campos (Findley, 66), Espindola.
Chivas USA - Thornton (Parker, 46), Trujillo (Galindo, 46), Bornstein, Talley, Jazic, Nagamura, Marsch (Stepanovic, 71), Padilla, Saragosa, Kljestan, Santos.
Yellow Cards: Real Salt Lake - Beltran 32, Campos 46+, Johnson 57; Chivas USA - Saragosa 47, Bornstein 51.
Referee: Terry Vaughn.
Att.: 14,747.
 
Aug. 29 in Seattle
Seattle 0 Toronto FC 0.
Seattle - Keller, Riley, Hurtado, Marshall (Ianni, 19), Gonzalez, Ljungberg, Alonso, Evans, Zakuani (Le Toux, 67), Jaqua, Montero (Vagenas, 67).
Toronto FC - Frei, Gomez, Attakora, Garcia, Wynne, Cronin, Guevara, Sanyang, Brennan, Barrett (Gerba, 68), De Rosario.
Yellow Cards: Seattle - Ljungberg 73, Toronto FC - Attakora 41, Gomez 67, De Rosario 73.
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez.
Att.: 32,679.
 
Aug. 29 in Foxboro, Mass.
New England 2 San Jose 1. Goals: Ralston (Joseph) 68, Thompson (Ralston) 74; Sanchez (Corrales, Amarikwa) 92+.
New England - Reis, Barnes, Heaps, Alston, Osei, Thompson, Larentowicz, Ralston, Castro (Nyassi, 57), Dube (Phelan, 62), Joseph.
San Jose - Cannon, Leitch, Luiz, Corrales, McDonald, Salinas (Amarikwa, 75), Elliott, Sanchez, Huckerby (Johnson, 66), Alvarez, Wondolowski.
Yellow Cards: New England - Thompson 75; San Jose - Corrales 4, Sanchez 48.
Referee: Alex Prus.
Att.: 7,286.
 
Aug. 29 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 0 D.C. United 1. Goal: Namoff (Gomez) 11.
Chicago - Busch, Washington, Brown, Prideaux (Mapp, 66), Pappa (Lowry, 78), Blanco, Pause, Thorrington, Banner, Rolfe (Dimitrov, 71), Nyarko.
D.C. United - Wicks, Namoff, Jakovic, James, Fred (Wallace, 83), Gomez (Moreno, 62), Simms, Burch, Olsen, Emilio, Quaranta (Pontius, 72).
Yellow Cards: D.C. United - Burch 36, Fred 44, Namoff 53, Jakovic 94+.
Referee: Kevin Stott.
Att.: 16,324.
 
Aug. 29 in Kansas City
Kansas City 0 Real Salt Lake 0. Goal: Campos (Williams, Russell) 18.
Kansas City - Hartman, Watson (Leathers, 74), Besler, Conrad, Harrington, Gomez (Myers, 64), Hirsig, Jewsbury, Lopez, Arnaud, Cristman (Hercegfalvi, 46).
Real Salt Lake - Seitz, Wingert, Borchers, Olave, Russell, Beckerman, Williams (Alexandre, 46), Grabavoy, Cox (Espindola, 72), Campos (Findley, 56), Mathis.
Yellow Cards:
Kansas City - Cristman 16, Hirsig 87; Real Salt Lake - Beckerman 44, Wingert 78.
Red Card: Real Salt Lake - Grabavoy 42.
Referee: Mark Geiger.
Att.: 9,924.
 
Aug. 29 in Carson, Calif.
Los Angeles 1 Chivas USA 0. Goal: Beckham (Gonzalez, Dunivant) 80.
Los Angeles - Ricketts, DeLaGarza, Berhalter, Gonzalez, Dunivant, Donovan, Beckham, Miglioranzi, Lewis (Klein, 68), Kirovski (Gordon, 75), Magee (Birchall, 86).
Chivas USA - Parker, Saragosa, Cuesta, Talley (Lillingston, 81), Bornstein, Padilla (Chijindu, 88), Marsch (Stepanovic, 84), Nagamura, Kljestan, Santos, Galindo.
Yellow Cards: Chivas USA - Saragosa 26, Nagamura 92+; Los Angeles - Klein 90.
Red Card: Chivas USA - Galindo 82.
Referee: Baldomero Toledo.
Att.: 27,000.
 
Aug. 30 in Commerce City, Colo
Colorado 1 Houston 0. Goal: Baudet (Ballouchy) 55.
Colorado - Pickens, Kimura, Gibbs (Baudet, 13), Ihemelu, Harvey, Smith (Ballouchy, 34), LaBrocca, Mastroeni, Peterson, Casey, Cummings (Noonan, 74).
Houston - Onstad, Hainault, Boswell (Cochrane, 46), Cameron, Barrett, Mullan (Landin, 59), Clark, Holden, Davis, Ching, Kamara.
Yellow Cards: Colorado - Harvey 42, Mastroeni 64, Casey 91+; Houston - Landin 72.
Red Card: Houston - Davis 87.
Referee: Hilario Grajeda.
Att.: 10,897.
 
Aug. 30 in East Rutherford, N.J.
New York 1 Columbus 0. Goal: Richards 63.
New York - Coundoul, Borman, Petke, Boyens, Johnson, Rojas (Kandji, 59), Ubiparipovic (Sassano, 80), Stammler, Richards, Wolyniec, Angel.
Columbus - Gruenebaum, Hejduk (Schelotto, 88), Marshall, Brunner, Padula, Moffat (Rogers, 69), Carroll, Gaven, Ekpo, Lenhart, Garey (Moreno, 72).
Yellow Cards: New York - Borman, 45, Ubiparipovic 53, Johnson 72; Columbus - Ekpo 36, Hejduk 63, Brunner 83.
Referee: Ricardo Salazar.
Att.: 10,323.
 
Standings
EASTERN W L T GF GA P
Columbus 10 4 9 34 25 39
Chicago 10 6 8 33 28 38
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New England 9 6 6 26 26 33
D.C. United 7 5 11 35 34 32
Toronto FC 8 8 7 30 33 31
Kansas City 5 10 6 20 29 21
New York 4 16 4 20 41 16
WESTERN W L T GF GA P
Houston 11 7 7 31 22 40
Los Angeles 9 4 11 28 23 38
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Seattle 8 6 10 29 23 34
Colorado 9 7 6 35 27 33
Real Salt Lake 9 9 6 35 27 33
Chivas USA 10 9 3 23 24 33
FC Dallas 6 11 5 31 35 23
San Jose 5 12 5 27 40 20
 
Leading Scorers
PLAYER (TEAM) GP G
Casey (Colorado) 15 11
Montero (Seattle) 21 10
Donovan (Los Angeles) 19 10
Schelotto (Columbus) 19 10
Findley (Real Salt Lake) 21 10
Cunningham (FC Dallas) 20 9
De Rosario (Toronto FC) 21 9
Angel (New York) 21 9



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