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MLS Rewind ...
by Paul Kennedy, May 24th, 2012 12:57AM

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[WEEK 12] Alan Gordon struck again, scoring in the fourth minute of stoppage time against his former team to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Quakes came back from down goals down in the last 14 minutes to take over first place in the Western Conference and extend the last-place Galaxy's winless streak to six games.

In Gordon's last three games, he's scored the tying goals in the 88th and 90th minutes and now the winning goal in the 94th minute. His winning goal against the Galaxy came after some horrific defending by the Los Angeles defense allowed him to sneak through and score on a header in the area.

"They hesitated," he said. "I didn’t, I finished it. Forwards get lucky sometimes, I got lucky, who cares, I put it in, end of story period."

In Wednesday's biggest upset the Columbus Crew beat the Seattle Sounders, 2-0, in front of 38,311 fans at CenturyLink Field for its first win ever over the Sounders.

Seattle has now gone three straight matches without a win (0-2-1) after starting the season 7-1-1. It had not suffered back-to-back losses at home in two years.

Said Seattle coach Sigi Schmid, "Right now, we seem to be not on the same page at times ... and that's my job. I've got to make sure we get on the same page."

MLS RESULTS, WEDNESDAY
May 23 in Seattle
Seattle 0 Columbus 2. Goals: Meram (Duka, Renteria) 15, Renteria (unassisted) 76.
Seattle -- Meredith, Johansson (Hurtado 61), Parke, Scott, Burch, Estrada (Rose 78), Alonso, Evans, Fernandez (Rosales 61), Montero, Johnson.
Columbus -- Gruenebaum, Miranda, Mendes, Williams, Vukovic, Duka (Tchani 57), O'Rourke (George 45), Grossman, Meram (Anor 80), Gaven, Renteria.
Referee: Geoff Gamble.
Att.:
38,311.



May 23 in Carson, Calif.
Los Angeles 2 San Jose 3.
Goals: Jimenez (Barrett, Juninho) 3, Magee (Beckham) 73; Lenhart (Chavez), Stephenson (unassisted) 82, Gordon (Hernandez) 94+.
Los Angeles -- Perk, Franklin, DeLaGarza, Gaul, Dunivant, Jimenez, Magee, Beckham, Juninho (Stephens, 87), Buddle (Nakazawa, 67), Barrett.
San Jose -- Busch, Opara, Hernandez, Beitashour, Morrow, Cronin (Stephenson, 66), Baca (Chavez, 75), Moreno, Dawkins, Lenhart, Guvenisik (Gordon, 46).
Red Card: Los Angeles -- Jimenez 57.
Referee: Jair Marrufo.
Att.: 16,512.



May 23 in Harrison, N.J.
New York 1 Chivas USA 1. Goals: Cooper (Richards, Barklage) 56; Angel (McKenzie, Gavin) 47.
New York -- Meara, Miller, Pearce, Holgersson, Barklage, McCarty, Marquez, Lindpere, Richards, Cooper, Henry.
Chivas USA -- Kennedy, Riley, Califf, McKenzie, Jazic, LaBrocca (Bolanos 9; Villafana 69), Minda, Gavin, Cardozo (Moreno 46),  Angel, Correa.
Referee: Armando Villareal.
Att.: 13,919.



May 23 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 2 FC Dallas 1. Goals: Grazzini (Pappa) 45, Pappa (unassisted) 63; Hedges (unassisted) 41.
Chicago -- Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Pause, Robayo; Nyarko, Grazzini (Pardo 76), Pappa (Bone 89); Oduro (Barouch 59).
FC Dallas -- Hartman; Loyd, John (Rodriguez 46), Hedges, Benitez; Jackson, Marcelin (Guarda 46), Jacobson, D.Hernandez, Leyva (Sealy 72); Perez.
Referee: Hilario Grajeda.
Att.: 11,947.



OTHER RESULTS, WEDNESDAY
Amway Canadian Championship
May 23 in Toronto
Toronto FC 1 Vancouver 0.
Goal: Lambe (Soolsma) 83.
Att.: 13,777.
(Toronto FC wins 1-0 on aggregate.)
International Friendly
May 23 in Portland, Ore.
Portland 0 Valencia (Spain) 1.
Goal: Aduriz 41.
Att.: 19,564.
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STANDINGS:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
26 New York 8-3-2 26/18
24 D.C. United 7-4-3 25/17
22 Sporting KC 7-3-1 15/9
18 Chicago 4-3-3 14/13
15 Columbus 4-4-3 11/12
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13 Houston 3-3-4 10/10
13 New England 4-6-1 14/15
12 Montreal 3-6-3 13/18
8 Philadelphia 2-6-2 8/13
0 Toronto FC 0-9-0 7/21

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
27 San Jose 8-2-3 26/15
26 Real Salt Lake 8-3-2 19/12
23 Seattle 7-3-2 15/8
18 Vancouver 5-3-3 12/13
16 Colorado 5-6-1 17/16
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14 Chivas USA 4-6-2 8/13
13 FC Dallas 3-7-4 13/21
12 Portland 2-6-3 11/14
11 Los Angeles 3-7-2 14/19
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Note: All times ET.

WEEK 12, MLS GAMES:
May 26
Houston vs. Los Angeles, 2:30 pm NBCSN
Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia, 4:30 pm
Columbus vs. Chicago, 7 pm Galavision
D.C. United vs. New England, 7:30 pm
Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas, 9 pm
Colorado vs. Montreal, 9 pm
Portland vs. Vancouver, 10 pm
Chivas USA vs. Seattle, 10:30 pm
May 27
Sporting KC vs. San Jose, 4:30 pm NBCSN



2 comments
  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: May 24, 2012 at 12:38 p.m.
    Well folks, the LA Galaxy's star was sure to tumble down and it sure defies logic for the fans to try and figure out just what in heck has happened? And for sure it isn't the mega bucks that AEG has poured into a fiasco - similar to last year's NY Red Bull's plummet to the abyss, & goes to show you that all the money one has (AEG) cannot buy soccer happiness. Also, just what is happening with the HC, is his job also as GM hampering his coaching expertise?

  1. William Erickson
    commented on: May 24, 2012 at 2:21 p.m.
    RE: PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/- 26 New York 8-3-2 26/18 24 D.C. United 7-4-3 25/17 22 Sporting KC 7-3-1 15/9 18 Chicago 4-3-3 14/13 15 Columbus 4-4-3 11/12 Chicago is 5-3-3....


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