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Seattle draws 66,452; Chicago clinches; FC Dallas' hopes fade
October 7th, 2012 11:06PM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 31]The Seattle Sounders broke their club record for the largest MLS crowd when they drew 66,452 fans for their 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers. The Chicago Fire became the second team to clinch a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference when the Columbus Crew could only manage a 1-1 tie with Sporting Kansas City. FC Dallas' playoff hopes are fading after its 1-1 tie at Chivas USA left in four points behind the Vancouver Whitecaps with two games to play. For all the weekend action ...

WEEK 31: MLS RESULTS
Oct. 7 in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus 1 Sporting KC 1. Goals: Gaven (Renteria) 91+; Sapong (Zusi) 10.
Columbus -- Gruenebaum; Miranda (Duka 84), Marshall, James, Williams (Vukovic 69); Gaven, Mirosevic, Birchall, Meram (Renteria 68); Arrieta, Higuain.
Sporting KC -- Nielsen, Sinovic, Besler, Olum, Myers; Julio Cesar, Nagamura, Espinoza (Collin 94+); Zusi (Peterson 87); Kamara, Sapong.
Att.: 13,566.



Oct. 7 in Carson, Calif.
Chivas USA 1 FC Dallas 1. Goals: Villafana (Bolanos), 69; Perez 8.
FC Dallas -- Hartman, Pertuz, Hedges, Benitez (John, 59), Loyd, Jacobson, de Guzman, Villar (Rodriguez, 67), Ferreira, Castillo (Sealy, 79), Perez.
Chivas USA -- Kennedy, Riley, Burling, Jazic, Villafana, Joseph, Vagenas, LaBrocca (Moreno, 83), Bolanos (Courtois, 80th), Agudelo, Correa (Angel, 46).
Referee: Silviu Petrescu.



Oct. 7 in Seattle
Seattle 3 Portland 0.
Goals: own goal 25, Johnson (Evans) 28, Montero 62.
Seattle -- Gspurning, Parke, Johansson, Hurtado, Gonzalez (Burch, 77), Rosales (Rose, 87), Alonso, Tiffert (Estrada, 88), Evans, Johnson, Montero.
Portland -- Ricketts, Horst, Danso (Brunner, 68), Wallace, Palmer, Nagbe (Alexander, 78), Zizzo (Fucito, 46), Jewsbury, Chara, Songo'o, Dike.
Referee: Jair Marrufo.
Att.: 66,452.




Oct. 6 in Toronto
Toronto FC 0 D.C. United 1. Salihi 88.
D.C. United -- Hamid, Jakovic, Korb, McDonald, DeLeon, Saragosa (Maicon Santos, 77), Najar, Kitchen, Neal (Boskovic, 54), Pontius, Pajoy (Salihi, 63).
Toronto FC -- Kocic, O'Dea, Eckersley, Emory, Maund, J.Hall, Silva (Avila, 86), Dunfield, Amarikwa (Wiedeman, 32), Lambe, Johnson.
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Att.: 15,232.



Oct. 6 in Harrison, N.J.
New York 0 Chicago 2.
Goals: MacDonald (Rolfe 3) 65, MacDonald (Paladini) 78.
New York -- Robles, Barklage, Holgersson, Pearce (Marquez 75), Conde (Lade 46), Solli (Le Toux 71), McCarty, Cahill, Lindpere, Cooper, Henry.
Chicago -- Johnson, Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares, Nyarko (Oduro 67), Pause, Rolfe, Fernandez (Thompson 60), Paladini (Videira 81), MacDonald.
Referee: Ricardo Salazar.
Att.: 21,157



Oct. 6 in Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia 1 New England 0. Goal: McInerney (Daniel) 73.
New England -- Shuttleworth, Alston, Soares (Cardenas 61), Barnes, Guy, Purdie, Simms, Feilhaber, Rowe (Imbongo 77), Fagundez (Toja 64), Bengtson
Philadelphia -- MacMath, G.Farfan, Valdes, Okugo, Gaddis, Carroll, Lahoud (Hoppenot 61), Daniel, Gomez (Torres 71), M.Farfan, McInerney (Albright 81)
Red Card: New England -- Feilhaber 88.
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez.
Att.: 17,079.



Oct. 6 in Houston
Houston 1 Montreal 1. Goals: Bruin (Carr, Ashe) 44; Nyassi (unassisted) 66.
Houston -- Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Garcia, R.Clark, Moffat (Creavalle 89); Carr, Bruin (Weaver 72), Kandji (Ching 72).
Montreal -- Perkins; Camara, Nesta (Neagle 46), Ferrari, Brovsky; Arnaud, Bernier, Mallace, Nyassi; Di Vaio, Wenger (Mapp 65).
Referee: Chris Penso.
Att.: 21,178.



Oct. 6 in Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado 1 San Jose 4.
Goals: Akpan (pen.) 90th+; Chavez 2, Wondolowski (Baca) 11, Wondolowski 51, Wondolowski (Cronin) 83.
Colorado -- Pickens (Ceus, 69), Wynne, Zapata, Freeman (Hill, 46), Moor, Rivero, Thomas, Larentowicz (Cascio, 46), Mullan, Akpan, Cummings.
San Jose -- Busch, Beitashour, Morrow, Corrales, Hernandez, Baca, Cronin, Chavez (Stephenson, 84), Wondolowski, Gordon (Salinas, 67), Lenhart (Alexandre, 87).
Red Cards: San Jose -- Hernandez 90+.
Referee: Armando Villarreal.
Att.: 15,281.



Oct. 6 in Carson, Calif.
Los Angeles 1 Real Salt Lake 2.
Goals: Keane (Juninho) 17; Espindola (Saborio) 25, Espindola (Morales) 28.
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando, Beltran (Schuler, 84), Borchers, Wingert, Olave, Steele (Alvarez, 77), Beckerman, Morales (Paulo Jr., 90+), Gil, Saborio, Espindola.
Los Angeles -- Saunders, Franklin, Meyer (Wilhelmsson, 85), Gonzalez, Gaul, Sarvas, Juninho, Beckham, Donovan (Villarreal, 85), Magee (Buddle, 61), Keane.
Referee: Baldomero Toledo.
Att.: 27,000.



Oct. 3 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 1 Philadelphia 3. Goals: Oduro (unassisted) 69; McInerney (Cruz) 7, Gomez (McInerney) 67, Hoppenot (M.Farfan) 87.
Chicago -- Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Gargan (Alex 77); Fernandez (Franco 63), Pause (Oduro 46), Paladini, Nyarko; Rolfe, MacDonald.
Philadelphia -- MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Valdes, Gaddis; Lahoud, Carroll, M.Farfan; Cruz (Gomez 45+), Daniel (Albright 78), McInerney (Hoppenot 71).
Red Card: Chicago -- Franco 79.
Referee: Abbey Okulaja.
Att.: 16,375.



Oct. 3 in Vancouver
Vancouver 4 Chivas USA 0. Goals: Koffie (Miller) 11, Richards (Camilo) 35, Camilo (Richards, Robson) 62, Robson (Camilo) 73.
Chivas USA -- Kennedy, Riley, Joseph, Valencia (Delgado 73), Jazic, Vagenas, Zemanski, Bolanos, Courtois (LaBrocca 63), Moreno (Correa 63), Agudelo.
Vancouver -- Knighton, Lee, O'Brien, DeMerit, Harvey, Robson (Nanchoff 90), Koffie, Rochat, Watson, Miller (Richards 18), Camilo (Clarke 84).
Referee: Hilario Grajeda.
Att.: 17,777.



STANDINGS:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
59 *Sporting KC 17-7-8 40/26
56 *Chicago 17-10-5 45/39
54 D.C. United 18-10-6 49/40
53 New York 15-9-8 54/46
50 Houston 13-8-11 45/38
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49 Columbus 14-11-7 40/40
41 Montreal 12-15-5 45/50
36 Philadelphia 10-15-6 35/37
29 New England 7-17-8 37/44
22 Toronto FC 5-20-7 35/60

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
64 *San Jose 19-6-7 69/40
55 *Real Salt Lake 17-11-4 46/35
52 *Seattle 14-7-10 48/31
50 *Los Angeles 15-12-5 56/45
42 Vancouver 11-12-9 35/40
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38 FC Dallas 9-12-11 39/42
31 Colorado 9-19-4 40/50
30 Portland 7-16-9 32/55
29 Chivas USA 7-17-8 22/54
*Clinched playoff berth.



1 comment
  1. John Soares
    commented on: October 8, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.
    67,000 for a regular MLS game....In the top 10 crowds this Sunday WORLD WIDE. WOW!!! Good for the Sounders... Good for MLS.

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