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Double strikes from D.C. United & Chivas USA attackers
by Ridge Mahoney, May 6th, 2010 12:18AM
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[MLS] D.C. United's Australian offseason acquisition scored his MLS goals to give D.C. United its first 2010 win after starting the season with five straight losses. Also getting its first win was FC Dallas, thanks much to a stellar performance on the backline. The performances of these players earned Wednesday's Three Stars. ...

1. DANNY ALLSOPP (D.C. United)
The Australian striker signed during the offseason converted a pair of chances into goals that proved just enough for United to beat Kansas City, 2-1, at RFK Stadium. He ran down a long clearance from Rodney Wallaceand battled through defender Pablo Escobarto score the first goal, then darted into the box to reach a ball from front-line partner Adam Cristman and drill a shot low inside the far post 22 minutes later.

2. JESUS PADILLA (Chivas USA)
He scored the first and third goals as Chivas USA posted its first-ever victory at Gillette Stadium. The Revs fell behind in the 26th minute when Kevin Alston stumbled at the edge of the box trying to stop a flick from Justin Braun. Padilla pounced, cut around keeper Preston Burpo, and stroked the ball into the net. Padilla scored again early in the second half to finish off a multi-player move that covered three-quarters of the field, with Sacha Kljestan feeding him for a first-time finish from about 12 yards out.

3. UGO IHEMELU (FC Dallas)
Ihemelu’s headed goal gave FCD its first win in Houston, ending a nine-game run of frustration. Dallas controlled long stretches of play but failed to score, and went down to 10 men in the 73rd minute when referee Jorge Gonzalez sent off defender Jair Benitez for elbowing Luis Angel Landin. Six minutes later, Brek Shea knocked Dax McCarty’s free kick to the back post and Ihemelu jumped highest to head the ball into the net. In the final minutes Ihemelu won tackles and aerial duels as he and his teammates staved off Dynamo attempts to tie the game.



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  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: May 6, 2010 at 10:35 a.m.
    It's time to set the record straight. MLS soccer is not improving. MLS soccer defenses, on the most part, are useless with ball possession and dispersion. Most MLS players panic under pressure. Most MLS players can't read the game. Most MLS players commit too many unforced turnovers. Most MLS players have no clue where to run off the ball. TV coverage of MLS/EPL has become a cameo appearance of player bench, crowd and refereee closeups; it's almost like watching snippets of this and that with too many cameras on the pitch getting over-involved. As for TV MLS game commentary, a total disgrace, especially when the build up of excitement does not match the play on the pitch and the incessant chatter about everything except the game in progress. So those who say that the MLS has come a long way, take a good look, take a good listen and face facts; MLS is a mediocre product with mediocre inconsistent officials and it has a long way to go in reaching a quality level.

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