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MLS WEEK 4 WRAP: Twellman strike gives Revs first win
April 28th, 2003 3:29PM

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By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

HERO: Taylor Twellman ran onto a long diagonal ball from Steve Ralston to thump a left-footed volley for the winning goal in the Revs' 2-1 victory at Dallas.

GOATS: Kansas City defender Nick Garcia let Andy Williams get past him just before the Fire midfielder drilled home the tying goal of the Fire's 3-2 comeback win and Garcia inadvertently screened keeper Tony Meola when sub Damani Ralph scored a well-placed but modestly struck winner.

BEST GOAL: Orlando Perez nailed an unstoppable screamer past Meola from 25 yards to start Chicago's comeback from a 2-0 deficit to win, 3-2.

BEST ASSIST: Brad Davis' chip from the right wing that Jason Kreis headed into the net for the Burn's goal in its 2-1 loss to the Revs was set up by a sublime half-volley by Ronnie O'Brien, who intercepted a clearance and played it first-time right to Davis but was not credited with an assist.

BEST SAVE: Tim Howard's flying parry of a Freddy Garcia piledriver made all the highlight reels, but his kick save of a Brian West grasscutter saved the Metros' 1-0 win over Columbus. Also, Scott Vallow (Rapids) flew backward to tip over a Ben Olsen (United) chip in their 1-1 tie and Meola stoned DaMarcus Beasley one-on-one.

DODGY DEPT: The Quakes beat the Galaxy, 1-0, on a Landon Donovan penalty kick called when defender Danny Califf grappled with forward Brian Ching. Both Califf and Ching had ahold of each other's jerseys but Califf had hooked Ching with his arm just outside the penalty area and neither let go until Ching fell well inside the box.

United keeper Nick Rimando charged out, then held up as Rapids' forward Zizi Roberts pushed the ball past him, but the keeper did clip the back of Roberts' right leg as he went past. John Spencer put away the penalty.

Joe-Max Moore reopened his MLS scoring account by chasing down a long ball from Leo Cullen and scoring the Revs' first goal. The Burn was playing offside trap and replays were inconclusive although right back Tenwya Bonseu was a few yards deeper than his teammates.

STREAKS: By beating the Crew, 1-0, in Columbus the Metros extended to seven the run of games won by the road team. The last home win was by the Crew (2-1) on July 18, 2001.

The Quakes and Galaxy played their fifth straight 1-0 game, including a Galaxy win by that score in last year's U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal that started a three-game winning streak in the series.

MILESTONE: Dallas forward Jason Kreis scored his 80th MLS goal in the Burn's 2-1 loss. He trails only Roy Lassiter (88) and Raul Diaz Arce (82) on the all-time list.



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