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Donovan: 'I've still got a little bit more to give'
April 21st, 2013 2:01AM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 8] Saturday was a day of firsts in MLS: Landon Donovan's first goal of the season and his first assist in the LA Galaxy's 2-0 win over Eastern Conference leader Sporting Kansas City, and the Seattle Sounders' first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Obafemi Martins' first MLS goal. FC Dallas beat the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-0, to open up an eight-point lead in the Western Conference. Real Salt Lake moved into a tie for second place with the Galaxy thanks to a 1-0 win over Chivas USA. For the weekend MLS action ...

Goals:
22/10 (week avg.: 2.20)
Video: Weekend timeline

LANDON IS BACK. Donovan set up Marcelo Sarvas for the first goal, snapping Sporting Kansas City's 545-minute shutout streak — the fifth longest scoreless streak in MLS history -- and then scored into an empty net for the 125th goal of his MLS career -- and one of the easiest goal he'll ever score -- after Robbie Keane broke away from the Sporting KC defense. ''Don't count the old guy out just yet,'' Donovan said. ''I've still got a little bit more to give.''

INJURY EPIDEMIC. The Colorado Rapids' injury problems reached epidemic proportions. Already missing seven starters, Colorado lost striker Edson Buddle (knee pain), who was a last-minute scratch before Saturday's Seattle game, and center back Marvell Wynne (quad strain) left the game in the second half. Dillon Powers needed four stitches after suffering a gash in his face in training but played against the Sounders.

JACK MAC TOPS CHARTS. Jack McInerney scored two goals, including the winner, as the Philadelphia Union defeated D.C. United, 3-2, at home. The goals gave Jack Mac six on the season to top the MLS scoring charts. The loss left D.C. United -- loser of four in a row -- with four points in seven games -- the worst record in MLS.

GOONIE MAGIC. It's time to officially include rookie Adam Jahn among the San Jose Earthquakes' Goonies. The Stanford product, the 15th pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft, scored his first career MLS goal in the 83rd minute of the Quakes' 2-1 win over New York and he earned them a share of the points with the Portland Timbers in stoppage time on Sunday night.

MLS, WEEK 8 RESULTS
Sunday, April 21
San Jose 1 Portland 1.
POR: Diego Valeri 58
SJ: Adam Jahn 92+
Att.: 10,525.

Sunday, April 21
D.C. United 2 Philadelphia 3.
PHI: Jack McInerney (Conor Casey) 7
PHI: Conor Casey (Danny Cruz) 11
DC: Perry Kitchen (Dwayne De Rosario, Brandon McDonald) 17
PHI: Jack McInerney (Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams) 26
DC: Lionard Pajoy (Daniel Woolard) 47
Att.: 12,349.

McInerney Goal #1:


McInerney Goal #2:

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Saturday, April 20
LA Galaxy 2 Sporting KC 0.
LA: Marcelo Sarvas (Landon Donovan) 27
LA: Landon Donovan (Robbie Keane) 74
Att.: 25,908.

Donovan Goal:

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Saturday, April 20

Toronto FC 1 Houston 1.
TFC: Jeremy Hall (unassisted) 58
HOU: Warren Creavalle (Ricardo Clark, Andrew Driver) 90+4
Att.: 15,973
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Saturday, April 20
Colorado 0 Seattle 1.
SEA: Obafemi Martins 27
Att.: 12,063.

Martins Goal:


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Saturday, April 20
New York 4 New England 1
NY: Dax McCarty (Tim Cahill) 4
NE: own goal 6 NY: Fabian Espindola (Brandon Barklage) 8
NY: Thierry Henry (Jonathan Steele) 82
NY: Jonathan Steele (Eric Alexander, Andre Akpan) 89
Att.: 18,029.
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Saturday, April 20
FC Dallas 2 Vancouver 0.
DAL: own goal 29
DAL: Blas Perez (Kenny Cooper) 50
Att.: 14,339.
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Saturday, April 20
Chicago 1 Columbus 0.

CHI: Jeff Larentowicz (Austin Berry, Jalil Anibaba) 83
Att.: 12,813.
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Saturday, April 20
Real Salt Lake 1 Chivas USA 0.
RSL: Javier Morales (Alvaro Saborio, Olmes Garcia) 53
Att.: 14,900.
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Wednesday, April 17
New York 0 Sporting KC 1.
KC: Aurelien Collin (Graham Zusi) 13
Att.: 12,338.
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Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

14 Sporting KC 4-2-2 8/
13 Houston 4-2-1 11/8
13 Montreal 4-1-1 7/5
11 New York 3-4-2 13/12
11 Philadelphia 3-2-2 10/10
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9 Columbus 2-2-3 9/7
7 Toronto FC 1-2-4 9/10
7 Chicago 2-4-1 6/12
5 New England 1-3-2 2/6
4 D.C. United 1-5-1 4/10
Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

19 FC Dallas 6-1-1 13/7
11 LA Galaxy 3-1-2 10/4
11 Real Salt Lake 3-3-2 7/7
10 Chivas USA 3-3-1 10/9
10 Portland 2-1-4 11/9
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9 San Jose 2-3-3 6/9
8 Vancouver 2-3-2 7/9
8 Colorado 2-4-2 6/8
5 Seattle 1-3-2 3/5
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MLS LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
6+2 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
5 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
5 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
4 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
3+1 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
3+1 Thierry Henry (New York)
3+1 Fabian Espindola (New York)
3 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
3 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
3 Jamison Olave (New York)
3 Will Johnson (Portland)
3 Ryan Johnson (Portland)
3 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
3 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
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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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