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Late goals, and controversy, fire up Rivalry Week
by Paul Kennedy, March 16th, 2013 8:26PM
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[MLS REWIND: Week 3]Finally, there was a spate of goals, late dramatics and, yes, controversy to fire up MLS's Rivalry Week. FC Dallas blew a 2-0 lead against the Houston Dynamo but it came back to win, 3-2, on Kenny Cooper's goal in the 90th minute that appeared to have followed a handball. Carlos Alvarez's 89th-minute goal in his MLS debut gave Chivas USA a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy in a fiery SuperClasico. And it was one minute into stoppage time Saturday night when Rodney Wallace equalized for Portland in its 1-1 tie at Seattle. For all the weekend action ...

Goals: 17/9 games (avg.: 1.89).
Video:Sunday timeline | Saturday timeline

MLS, WEEK 3 REWIND
Sunday, March 17
LA Galaxy 1 Chivas USA 1.
LA: Jack McBean 83
CHV:  Carlos Alvarez (Carlos Borja, Eric Avila) 89
Att.: 19,117.

DEBUT GOAL.With only one win in the last eight games in the SuperClasico, Chivas USA was the heavy underdog, and things did not look good when Joaquin Velasquez was red-carded late in the first half.Jose Villarreal and Mike Mageehit the woodwork for the Galaxy, but it didn't score until 18-year-old Jack McBean struck in the 83rd minute. Six minutes later, the LA defense fell asleep and allowed Carlos Borja to slip a ball to Carlos Alvarez at the far post for the tying goal in his MLS debut.

Alvarez goal:
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Sunday, March 17
FC Dallas 3 Houston 2.
DAL: George John 34
DAL: Andrew Jacobson (David Ferreira) 35
HOU: Andrew Driver (Kofi Sarkodie) 79
HOU: Brad Davis 83
DAL: Kenny Cooper (Michel) 90
Att.: 15,623.

MEMORY LAPSE.Cooper pleaded ignorant after replays showed he appeared to settle Michel's cross with his arm before slotting home the winning goal in the 90th minute. “I honestly don’t know,” Cooper told reporters about his 90th-minute goal on Sunday that decided the Texas Derby in favor of Dallas, 3-2. “I’m not sure. I may have gone to head it and somehow it ended falling right in front of me. I’m honestly not sure.”

Cooper goal:
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Saturday, March 16
Seattle 1 Portland 1.
SEA: Eddie Johnson (Steve Zakuani) 13
POR: Rodney Wallace (Andrew Jean-Baptiste) 90+1
Att.: 40,150.

FLYING EAGLE.Obafemi Martins arrived in Seattle on Friday after completing his transfer from Spanish club Levante, and he played 20 minutes in his debut for the Sounders in their Cascadia Cup match against Portland. Will he get a chance to get acclimated to living in Seattle -- a town he'd never been to before -- or playing on turf and with new teammates? Hardly. He's off to Nigeria for its World Cup 2014 qualifier against Kenya. He was dropped for the Africa Cup of Nations the Super Eagles won in February but was recalled by Coach Stephen Keshifor Sunday's qualifier.
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Saturday, March 16
New York 0 D.C. United 0.
Att.: 22,022.

HAMID HEROICS.The Red Bulls enjoyed almost total domination but could not score against D.C. United. They finished with a 24-4 edge in shots, Thierry Henry had a club record 10 shots, and Fabian Espindola hit the crossbar twice. As the clock wound down, New York's Brandon Barklage appeared to have broken the deadlock, but D.C. goal Bill Hamid somehow managed to scoop the ball off his line.

Hamid save:

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Saturday, March 16
Sporting KC 0 Chicago 0.
Att.: 19,868.

NUMBERS GAME. Sporting Kansas City had 73 percent of the ball but couldn't break down the Chicago defense. After two losses in a row, the Fire was desperate to earn a point and defended in numbers. “There's nothing you can do when a team drops nine guys into a 24-yard space,” Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes. “That's always going to be difficult.”
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Saturday, March 16
Montreal 2 Toronto FC 1.
MTL: Patrice Bernier 34
MTL: Marco Di Vaio (Davy Arnaud, Patrice Bernier) 46
TOR: Robert Earnshaw 68
Att.: 37,896.

GOOD SIGN. The Impact is the only team in MLS with three wins in three games, but Montreal players weren't content with their performance, especially in the second half when they let Toronto FC back in the game. “We won this game so we have this emotion after the game, but I saw the players and they’re not happy,” Montreal coach Marco Schaellibaum said. “That’s a good sign, I thought, because they know it wasn’t good, the second half. But we won.”
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Saturday, March 16
Philadelphia 1 New England 0.
PHI: Jack McInerney (Sebastien Le Toux) 76.
Att.: 15,689.

CLUTCH PLAYER.With goals in back-to-back wins, Jack McInerney is one of the most underrated young American players in MLS. Only 20, McInerney now has 14 goals in three-plus seasons with the Union. "He's always been a clutch player for me," said Union boss John Hackworth, who had McInerney with the U.S. U-17s. "Now he's doing it week in and week out."

McInerney goal:

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Saturday, March 16
Columbus 1 San Jose 1.
CLB: Glauber (Federico Higuain) 68
SJ: Justin Morrow (Ramiro Corrales) 73
Att.: 16,528.

AERIAL POWER.At 6-foot-4, Glauber, the Crew's Brazilian defender it discovered playing in Romania, is one of the most imposing players in the air in MLS. He scored on a header off Federico Higuain's corner kick for the Columbus goal. Crew fans could be seeing a lot of the Higuain-to-Glauber combination this season.

Glauber goal:

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Saturday, March 16
Real Salt Lake 1 Colorado 1.
COL: Deshorn Brown 37
RSL: Alvaro Saborio (Joao Plata, Luis Gil) 80
Att.: 20,370.

WAKEUP CALL.When Matt Pickens broke his forearm in a collision early in the Rapids' game at Real Salt Lake -- he'll be out 3-4 months -- the Colorado coaching staff took backup Clint Irwin down to the RSL supporters' section, where the home fans immediately let him know what they thought of him. Irwin, who attended Elon University and played for USL PRO's Charlotte Eagles, admitted he had never heard anything like that before. He said it was the wakeup call he needed to get set for his MLS debut. And quite a debut it was. He held off RSL until Alvaro Saborio's 80th minute-equalizer to help the Rapids earn their first point of the season.

Pickens injury:

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MLS, STANDINGS
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

9 Montreal 3-0-0 5/2
6 Philadelphia 2-1-0 4/4
4 Columbus 1-1-1 5/3
4 Sporting KC 1-1-1 4/3
4 D.C. United 1-1-1 1/2
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3 New England 1-1-0 1/1
3 Houston 1-1-0 4/5
3 Toronto FC 1-2-0 3/4
2 New York 0-1-2 4/5
1 Chicago 0-2-1 0/5

Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

6 Vancouver 2-0-0 3/1
6 FC Dallas 2-1-0 5/5
4 LA Galaxy 1-0-1 5/1
4 Real Salt Lake 1-1-1 3/2
4 Chivas USA 1-1-1 4/5
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4 San Jose 1-1-1 3/4
2 Portland 0-1-2 5/6
1 Seattle 0-1-1 1/2
1 Colorado 0-2-1 2/4
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MLS LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
3 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
3+1 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
3+1 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
2+1 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
2 Fabian Espindola (New York)
2 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
2 Ryan Johnson (Portland)
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MLS, WEEK 4 SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 23

3:30 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Columbus, TV: NBCSN
4 pm ET
New England vs. Sporting KC
4:30 pm ET
Montreal vs. New York
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake, TV: Univision Dep.
Houston vs. Vancouver
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Colorado
San Jose vs. Seattle
Sunday, March 24
5 pm ET
Chicago vs. Chivas USA, TV: UniMas

MLS, WEEK 5 SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 30
2 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. LA Galaxy
3:30 pm ET
New York vs. Philadelphia, TV: NBCSN
4 pm ET
New England vs. FC Dallas
6 pm ET
Colorado vs. Portland, TV: Univision Dep.
8:30 pm ET
Houston vs. San Jose
Sporting KC vs. Montreal
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Vancouver



5 comments
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 18, 2013 at 8:58 a.m.
    That was a quality goal showing great teamwork and skill. Nice Chivas
  1. feliks fuksman
    commented on: March 18, 2013 at 9:44 a.m.
    Nice work by Fabian Espindola vs DC United; we need more players like him.
  1. Ramon Creager
    commented on: March 18, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.
    What a brilliant save by Hamid.
  1. Gordon Hayes
    commented on: March 18, 2013 at 12:18 p.m.
    I guess the ethnic cleansing for Chivas is working.
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 18, 2013 at 4:36 p.m.
    I would be very careful of using those types of words if I were you. Ethnic cleansing ??

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