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Sounders remain perfect at Desert Diamond Cup
February 20th, 2013 10:47PM
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[MLS 2013 COUNTDOWN] The Seattle Sounders got goals from Alex Caskey and Mario Martinez and defeated the New York Red Bulls, 2-0, to remain perfect at the Desert Diamond Cup and move into Saturday's final against Real Salt Lake (TV: NBC Sports Network, 8 p.m. ET). Ned Grabavoy set up goals by Alvaro Saborio and Khari Stephenson to lead RSL to a 3-2 comeback win over the New England Revolution in Wednesday's other game. For all the Wednesday preseason action ...

MLS PRESEASON RESULTS:
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Carolina Challenge Cup:
Charleston Battery 1
(Cuevas) Chicago 2 (Berry, Alex).
Houston 2 (Bruin, Moffat) Vancouver 1 (Hertzog).

Desert Diamond Cup
:
Real Salt Lake 3 (Sandoval, Saborio, Stephenson) New England 2 (Dorman, Soares).
Seattle 2 (Caskey, Martinez) New York 0.

Portland Preseason Tournament:
AIK Stockholm 0 San Jose 0.

Portland 0 FC Dallas 1 (Perez).

Friendlies:
Orlando City 2
(Chinn, Fuller) Montreal 1 (Mallace).
Philadelphia 1
(Hoffman) D.C. United 1 (Potter).
Sporting KC 3 (Mbengue, Dwyer, Saad) Toronto FC 3 (Osorio, Bennett 2).
*Streamed on mlssoccer.com

COLORADO. Matt Dunn, a former member of the U.S. U-20 and U-17 national team, has joined the Colorado Rapids for Friday's split-squad doubleheader in Santa Barbara, Calif. The 19-year-old Texan spent time in the U-17 residency program before moving to German (FC Cologne) and then to Serbia (where he has been playing for OFK Beograde).

NEW YORK. In need of bench strength -- something they lacked under the previous regime -- the Red Bulls picked up midfield journeyman Jonny Steele, whose MLS first right of refusal was acquired from Real Salt Lake in exchange for a conditional supplemental draft pick. The Northern Ireland midfielder made a name for himself in the U.S. lower divisions (Rochester and Carolina) before joining RSL.

SEATTLE.
One of the invitees who started in the Sounders' 2-0 win over New York on Wednesday was forward Travis Bowen, a 2012 JC All-American at Oxnard College. He is the older brother of Tristan Bowen, MLS's first homegrown signing now with Chivas USA, and has played in the PDL with the Ventura County Fusion and Portland Timbers U23s.

MLS PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Friday, Feb. 22
Colorado vs. Los Angeles
at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Seattle vs. Veracruz
at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.
UC Santa Barbara vs. Colorado "B" at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Saturday, Feb. 23
Chicago vs. Vancouver (Carolina Challenge Cup) at Blackbaud Stadium in Daniel Island, S.C.
Charleston Battery vs. Houston (Carolina Challenge Cup) at Blackbaud Stadium in Daniel Island, S.C.
San Jose vs. FC Dallas (Portland Preseason Tournament) at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore.
Portland vs. AIK Stockholm (Portland Preseason Tournament) at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore.
*3rd Place vs. 4th Place (Desert Diamond Cup) at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.
1st Place vs. 2nd Place (Desert Diamond Cup) at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. (TV: NBC Sports Network, live, 8 p.m. ET)
*Sporting KC vs. Toronto FC (Disney Pro Soccer Classic) 3rd Place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.
*Philadelphia vs. D.C. United (Disney Pro Soccer Classic) 2nd Place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.
*Columbus vs. Montreal (Disney Pro Soccer Classic) 1st Place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.
*Streamed on mlssoccer.com



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