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The gang that couldn't shoot straight
by Paul Kennedy, April 13th, 2013 7:14PM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 7] It was not a good week for MLS goal scorers. Three players missed penalty kicks -- two in the same game -- and the week's goalscoring average dropped to 1.56 per game, leaving the season average at a measly 2.24 goals a game. For his troubles, George John, whose late goal gave Western Conference leader FC Dallas a 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy, was hit by a beer bottle -- from the hometown crowd no less -- after scoring the dramatic winner. And there was Seattle and its guaranteed win ...

MLS WEEK 7
Goals: 14/9 GP (Avg.: 1.56)
Video: Weekend Timeline

The result in Frisco extended the FC Dallas lead in the Western Conference to six points, while the Galaxy became last team to suffer its first loss of the season.

Both teams missed penalty kicks in the game -- Kenny Cooper for Dallas and Landon Donovan for the Galaxy. For Donovan, it was just the third miss in 37 attempts from the penalty spot in his MLS career (regular season and playoffs).

John scored off a rebound in the 87th minute after Eric Hassli’s header hit the crossbar but seconds later got hit behind the right ear with a beer bottle thrown from the packed crowd. The Dallas defender said the bottle must have been full because the blow hurt, but he was OK.

FC Dallas issued a statement after the game that it had identified the individual who threw the can and it was "proceeding according to protocol."

-- Sigi Schmid's words came back to haunt him. In a radio interview Thursday, the Seattle coach guaranteed a win in Saturday's home game against the New England Revolution. "I'd better guarantee it or else I don't know if ownership is going to keep me," he said with a laugh. But despite holding the Revs without a shot on goal, the Sounders had to settle for a 0-0 tie.

Here's what Schmid said afterward about his guarantee:

"It was all about me showing my support for the players because I believe in the group and I believe in what we have. I thought it was great. Apparently [New England coach] Jay Heaps thought I was taking a shot at his team. I'm not worried about his team. I couldn't care less about what they're about. What I'm worried about is my team. It was about showing them that I'm behind them and that I believe in them. We talked about starting it off today ... that today is the day we start it. We sort of started it with a tie, but we need to start it with a win."

-- The Revs have only one goal in five games. They have not scored since their 1-0 win in their season opener, and their scoreless streak of 388 minutes is a club record.

-- D.C. United is only one better with just two goals in six games after its 2-0 loss at home to the New York Red Bulls. D.C. captain Dwayne De Rosario, who has been out with an adductor strain, came on in the second half.

-- Chivas USA's unbeaten streak ended at four games as it fell at home to Colorado, 1-0, on rookie Deshorn Brown's goal in the 5th minute from the penalty spot. Later in the first half, Chivas USA had a chance to equalize, but Colombian Jose Correa became the third player on Saturday evening to miss from the penalty spot when his spot kick bounced off the crossbar.

RECORD BOOK. Houston's 2-1 win over Chicago extended the Dynamo's unbeaten streak at home to 35 games, breaking the record it shared with Real Salt Lake. The Dynamo has never at BBVA Compass Stadium.

MLS, WEEK 7 REWIND
Sunday, April 14
Portland 1 San Jose 0.
POR: Will Johnson 78.

W.Johnson Goal:


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Sunday, April 14
Houston 2 Chicago 1.
HOU: Will Bruin (Brad Davis) 26
CHI: Chris Rolfe (Dan Paladini) 29
HOU: Brad Davis (Kofi Sarkodie) 81
Att.: 18,942.
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Sunday, April 14
Montreal 1 Columbus 1.

MTL: Marco Di Vaio 68
CLB: Dominic Oduro 72
Att.: 16,584.

Oduro Goal:

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Saturday, April 13
Chivas USA 0 Colorado 1.
COL: Deshorn Brown (pen.) 7
Att.: 8,219.
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Saturday, April 13
D.C. United 0 New York 2.
NY: Thierry Henry (Dax McCarty) 29
NY: Jamison Olave (Brandon Barklage, Juninho) 36
Att.: 18,091.
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Saturday, April 13

FC Dallas 1 LA Galaxy 0.
DAL: George John 87
Att.: 20,465.

John Goal:

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Saturday, April 13
Philadelphia 1 Toronto FC 1.
TOR: Robert Earnshaw (Ashtone Morgan) 71
PHI: Jack McInerney (Conor Casey) 93+
Att.: 17,182.
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Saturday, April 13
Seattle 0 New England 0.

Att.: 38,323.
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Saturday, April 13
Vancouver 1 Real Salt Lake 1.

RSL: Olmes Garcia (Javier Morales) 66
VAN: Camilo (pen.) 84
Att.: 18,612.
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Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

13 Montreal 4-1-1 7/5
12 Houston 4-2-0 10/7
11 Sporting KC 3-1-2 7/3
9 Columbus 2-1-3 9/6
8 New York 2-3-2 9/10
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8 Philadelphia 2-2-2 7/8
6 Toronto FC 1-2-3 8/9
5 New England 1-2-2 1/2
4 Chicago 1-4-1 5/12
4 D.C. United 1-4-1 2/7

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

16 FC Dallas 5-1-1 11/7
10 Chivas USA 3-2-1 10/8
9 Portland 2-1-3 10/8
8 LA Galaxy 2-1-2 8/4
8 Vancouver 2-2-2 7/7
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8 Colorado 2-3-2 6/7
8 Real Salt Lake 2-3-2 6/7
8 San Jose 2-3-2 5/8
2 Seattle 0-3-2 2/5
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MLS LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
5+1 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
5 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
4+1 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
4 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
3+1 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
3+1 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
3+1 Jamison Olave (New York)
3+1 Will Johnson (Portland)
3 Ryan Johnson (Portland)
3 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
3 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
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MLS, WEEK 8 SCHEDULE
Wednesday, April 17
7:30 pm ET
New York vs. Sporting KC

Saturday, April 20

4 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Houston
6 pm ET
Colorado vs. Seattle
7 pm ET
New York vs. New England
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Vancouver
Chicago vs. Columbus
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Sporting KC, NBCSN

Sunday, April 21

5 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Philadelphia, ESPN2
11 pm ET
San Jose vs. Portland, UniMas

MLS, WEEK 9 SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 27
2 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. New York
4 pm ET
Montreal vs. Chicago, NBCSN
6 pm ET
Vancouver vs. FC Dallas, Univision Dep.
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. D.C. United
New England vs. Philadelphia
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Portland
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. San Jose

Sunday, April 28

5 pm ET
Houston vs. Colorado, UniMas



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