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Quakes take Supporters' Shield, playoff field complete
by Paul Kennedy, October 20th, 2012 9:29PM

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TAGS:  columbus crew, d.c. united, houston dynamo, mls, new york red bulls, san jose earthquakes, vancouver whitecaps, video


[MLS REWIND: Week 32] The San Jose Earthquakes captured the 2012 Supporters’ Shield by virtue of Sporting Kansas City’s 0-0 tie Saturday against the New York Red Bulls.

-- It was the second Supporters' Shield for Quakes coach Frank Yallop. The original MLS Quakes won the regular-season title in 2005, their last season in San Jose before moving to Houston.

-- Lewis Neal’s breakaway goal in stoppage time gave D.C. United a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew that clinched its first playoff berth in five years. The New York Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo also clinched playoff berths on Saturday.

-- The Dynamo's 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union meant that a tie against D.C. United would leave the Crew all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. After blowing 1-0 and 2-1 leads, Crew pushed forward in stoppage time to try to break the 2-2 tie, but Branko Boskovic fed Neal for the winning goal on a breakaway.

-- All five spots in the Eastern Conference remain up for grabs. D.C. United can still overtake for first place or finish as low as fourth and face a play-in match.

-- Even though they lost at home to the Portland Timbers, 1-0, the Vancouver Whitecaps clinched the final playoff berth in the Western Conference when FC Dallas fell at the Seattle Sounders, 3-1. The 'Caps will be the first Canadian team to play in the playoffs.

-- The pairings are set in the Western Conference. San Jose will play the winner of the Los Angeles-Vancouver play-in, while Seattle will face Real Salt Lake in the other conference semifinal.

-- Portland is eighth in the Western Conference, but it clinched the Cascadia Cup with the win over the Whitecaps. The Cascadia Cup is supporters-based cup contested between Portland, Vancouver and Seattle. The Timbers won the Cascadia Cup as a second-division club in 2009 and 2010; Seattle won the Cascadia Cup in 2011.

QUOTABLE:
“To be honest, this game wasn't even fun. I think those guys are a bunch of jokes, the way they play the game. It was just obnoxious. And, you know, it wasn't even fun out there. It was terrible.”

-- Omar Gonzalez, the 2011 MLS Defender of the Year, on the San Jose Earthquakes' physical game after the Galaxy twice blew leads and had to settle for a 2-2 tie. (mlssoccer.com)

WEEK 32:
Sunday, October 21
Seattle 3 FC Dallas 1. Goals: Evans (pen.) 30, Evans (Tiffert, Montero) 60, Rosales (Montero, Johnson) 79; Dallas, Perez 40.
Seattle -- Gspurning, Burch, Parke, Johansson, Hurtado, Rosales (Rose, 83), Alonso, Tiffert (Estrada, 89), Evans, Johnson, Montero.
FC Dallas -- Hartman, Pertuz, Hedges, Benitez, Loyd, Jacobson, Villar (Sealy, 74), Hernandez (Rodriguez, 81), Ferreira, Castillo, Perez.
Referee: Baldomero Toledo.
Att.: 38,755.



Oct. 21 in Santa Clara Calif.
San Jose 2 Los Angeles 2. Goals: Chavez 61, Wondolowski (Chavez) 73 Keane (Buddle) 58, Buddle (Franklin) 69.
San Jose -- Busch, Beitashour, Corrales (Opara, 73), Morrow, Bernardez, Chavez (Stephenson, 83), Cronin, Baca, Dawkins (Salinas, 65), Wondolowski, Lenhart.
Los Angeles -- Saunders, Meyer, Gonzalez, Dunivant, Franklin, Magee, Wilhelmsson (Stephens, 79), Sarvas, Juninho, Buddle (Villarreal, 90), Keane.
Referee: Jair Marrufo.
Att.: 10,744.



Oct. 21 in Vancouver
Vancouver 0 Portland 1. Goal:  Jewsbury (Songo’o) 39.
Vancouver -- Knighton, Lee, O'Brien, DeMerit, Harvey, Koffie, Rochat (Richards, 61), Robson, Watson (Salgado, 77), Miller, Camilo (Mattocks, 67).
Portland -- Ricketts, Kimura, Mosquera (Brunner, 48), Horst, Smith, Zizzo, Jewsbury, Chara, Nagbe, Songo’o (Wallace, 67), Dike (Mwanga, 85).
Referee: Juan Guzman.
Att.:
21,000.



Oct. 20 in Toronto

Toronto FC 0 Montreal 0.
Toronto FC -- F.Hall, Eckersley, J.Hall, Morgan, Maund, Emory (Cann, 30), Silva, Avila, Dunfield, Hassli (Wiedeman, 81), Lambe.
Montreal -- Perkins, Camara, Ferrari, Brovsky  (Iapichino, 88), Mallace (Mapp, 64), Arnaud, Bernier, Warner, Di Vaio, Wenger (Neagle, 71), Nyassi.
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero.
Att.:
xxxxx.



Oct. 20 in Harrison, N.J.
New York 0 Sporting KC 0.
New York -- Robles, Lade, Holgersson, Marquez, Pearce, Sam, McCarty, Cahill, Tainio, Cooper, Henry.
Sporting KC -- Nielsen, Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic, Zusi (Convey 88), Nagamura, Peterson (Olum 79), Julio Cesar, Kamara, Sapong.
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Att.: 25,219.



Oct. 20 in Foxboro, Mass.
New England 1 Chicago 0. Goal: Fagundez (Rowe) 17.
New England -- Shuttleworth; Barnes, Alston, Soares; Gavin (Toja 62), Simms, Fagundez, Rowe, Guy; Imbongo (Tierney 65), Bengtson.
Chicago -- Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Fernandez, Pause (Oduro 83), Paladini (Alex 64), Nyarko; Rolfe, MacDonald.
Referee: Kevin Stott
Att.:
25,534.



Oct. 20 in Houston
Houston 3 Philadelphia 1. Goals: Kandji (Moffat) 5, Garcia (Ching) 71, Davis (pen.) 75; McInerney (Williams) 19.
Houston -- Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Garcia, R.Clark, Moffat (Barnes 56), Davis (Creavalle 85); Carr, Bruin, Kandji (Ching 67).
Philadelphia -- MacMath; Gaddis, Okugo, Valdes, Williams (Hoppenot 64); Cruz (Torres 78),  Carroll, Lahoud, M.Farfan; Adu (Gomez 58), McInerney.
Referee: Mark Geiger.
Att.: 22,039.



Oct. 20 in Washington, D.C.
D.C. United 3 Columbus 2. Goals: DeLeon 39, Saragosa 1 (McDonald) 59, Neal (Boskovic, Korb) 90; Gaven 9, Arrieta (Higuain) 41.
D.C. United -- Hamid, Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Kitchen, Saragosa, DeLeon, Najar, Pontius (Boskovic, 87), Pajoy (Salihi, 82), Maicon Santos (Neal, 69).
Columbus --
Gruenebaum, Williams, Miranda (Renteria, 73), Mendes, O'Rourke, Birchall, Gaven, Mirosevic (Tchani, 88), Meram (Duka, 64), Arrieta, Higuain.
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic.
Att.:
19,647.



Oct. 20 in Carson, Calif.
Chivas USA 0 Colorado 2. Goals: Rivero (Castrillon, Wahl) 16, Hill (Cummings) 43.
Chivas USA -- Melia, Valencia, Riley, Jazic (Smith 54), Villafana, Joseph, Vagenas (Courtois 64), LaBrocca, Zemanski, Agudelo (C.Moreno 85), A.Moreno
Colorado -- Ceus, Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Wahl, Rivero, Larentowicz, Thomas, Castrillon (J.Smith 72), Cummings (Nane 86), Hill (Cascio 66).
Att.: 11,499.



Oct. 17 in Seattle
Seattle 0 Real Salt Lake 0.
Seattle -- Gspurning, Evans, Scott, Parke, Burch, Rosales (Caskey 80), Alonso,  Rose, Tiffert, Montero (Estrada 76), Ochoa (Seamon 40).
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando, Beltran, Olave (Schuler 46), Borchers, Wingert, Beckerman, Gil (Viana 82), Steele, Morales, Espindola, Bonfigli (Velasquez 71).
Red Card: Seattle -- Scott 30.
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Att.: 38,356.


STANDINGS:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
60 *Sporting KC 17-7-9 40/26
57 *D.C. United 17-10-6 52/42
56 *Chicago 17-11-5 45/40
54 *New York 15-9-9 54/46
53 *Houston 14-8-11 48/39
-----------------------------
49 Columbus 14-12-7 42/43
42 Montreal 12-15-6 45/50
36 Philadelphia 10-16-6 36/40
32 New England 8-17-8 38/44
23 Toronto FC 5-20-8 35/60

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
65 *San Jose 19-6-8 71/42
56 *Real Salt Lake 17-11-5 46/35
56 *Seattle 15-7-11 51/32
51 *Los Angeles 15-12-6 58/47
42 *Vancouver 11-13-9 35/41
-----------------------------
38 FC Dallas 9-13-11 40/45
34 Colorado 10-19-4 42/50
33 Portland 8-16-9 33/55
29 Chivas USA 7-18-8 22/56
*Clinched playoff berth.

WEEK 33:
Wednesday, October 24
Sporting KC vs. Philadelphia, 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 27
Philadelphia vs. New York, 1:30 pm NBC
Montreal vs. New England, 2 pm
Chicago vs. D.C. United, 4 pm NBCSN
Portland vs. San Jose, 6:30 pm NBCSN
Colorado vs. Houston, 9 pm
Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver, 9 pm
Sunday, October 28
Columbus vs. Toronto FC, 4 pm
FC Dallas vs. Chivas USA, 7 pm Galavision
Los Angeles vs. Seattle, 9 pm ESPN ESPN Deportes
All times ET.



2 comments
  1. Wayne Root
    commented on: October 22, 2012 at 7:59 a.m.
    I may be misreading this, but how did Yallop get two Supporter's Shields? He was not coach of the Quakes in 2005.

  1. John Burns
    commented on: October 22, 2012 at 10:52 a.m.
    No misreading at all, simply a mistake by the author.You are correct. Frank Yallop had turned over the position to his assistant coach Dominic Kinnear in 2004 to become the coach of the Canadian national team. Kinnear stuck with the team as they headed for Houston to become the Dynamo...and he is still there.


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