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Houston ends road skid against Galaxy, creates Eastern logjam
May 5th, 2013 3:41PM
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[MLS REWIND: Week 10] The Houston Dynamo lost to the Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS Cup 2011 and MLS Cup 2012 and on its six previous trips overall to the Home Depot Center, but it beat the Galaxy, 1-0, Sunday night to join the New York Red Bulls, Montreal Impact and Sporting Kansas City in a four-way tie for the Eastern Conference lead. For all the weekend action ...

HALL STOPS DONOVAN. Landon Donovan beat Tally Hall from the penalty spot to give the Galaxy the go-ahead goal in MLS Cup 2012, but he shot weakly and Hally saved easily in the first half of Sunday's Galaxy-Dynamo game. Donovan had missed only three of 31 MLS regular-season penalties in his first 12 seasons in MLS, but he has already missed twice this season.

EASTERN CONFERENCE LOGJAM. The Red Bulls won their third straight game with a 1-0 win at the Columbus Crew on Tim Cahill's third goal in the last two games, while Sporting KC crushed Chivas USA, 4-0. Argentine Claudio Bieler scored twice to move into a share of the MLS scoring lead with six goals. Montreal has to settle for a 2-2 tie at San Jose as the Earthquakes got another last-minute goal -- this time from Sam Cronin -- to earn a share of the points.

KAMARA COMES HOME. Kei Kamara is headed back to Sporting KC following the completion of his loan spell at Norwich City. The Sierra Leone international played in 11 games with the Canaries, who have two games to play in the EPL. He had to return to Sporting KC by May 6 -- the close of MLS's primary transfer window -- or he could not have returned until the opening of the secondary window on July 9. Norwich City has not closed the door on seeking a permanent transfer nor will Sporting KC rule out seeking out other bidders for the popular winger.

ROUGH STUFF AT PPL PARK. The Philadelphia Union and Seattle Sounders played to a 2-2 tie in a incident-filled match marred by three late red cards and Union protests that a handball by Seattle defender Leo Gonzalez in the penalty area in stoppage time went unpunished. The Union's Sheanon Williams and Sounder Lamar Neagle were sent off, though Williams said he and Neagle were innocent. "The referee said we head-butted each other," Williams told the Philadelphia Inquirer, "but I never head-butted [Neagle] and he never head-butted me." Seattle's DeAndre Yedlin followed Williams and Neagle to the showers with a red card -- the first of his young career -- for a hard tackle from behind on Michael Farfan.

Goals: 17/8 GP (avg.: 2.13)
Video: Weekend Timeline
Sunday, May 5
LA Galaxy 0 Houston 1.
HOU: Andrew Driver (Giles Barnes, Bobby Boswell) 56.
Att.: 20,071.
Driver Goal:

Sporting KC 4 Chivas USA 0.
SKC: Claudio Bieler (Graham Zusi) 41
SKC: Claudio Bieler (pen.) 57
SKC: Graham Zusi (Josh Gardner) 65
SKC: C.J. Sapong (Mechack Jerome) 87
Red Card: Chivas USA -- Kennedy 57
Att.: 18,811.

Saturday, May 4
San Jose 2 Montreal 2.
MTL: Justin Mapp (Felipe) 24
MTL: Justin Mapp (Andrew Wenger) 47
SJ: Adam Jahn (Sam Cronin, Chris Wondolowski) 59
SJ: Sam Cronin (Chris Wondolowski, Walter Martinez) 91+
Att.: 10,074.

Mapp Goal #1:

Saturday, May 4
Philadelphia 2 Seattle 2.
SEA: Eddie Johnson (Mauro Rosales) 10
PHI: Danny Cruz 50
PHI: Danny Cruz 51
SEA: Mauro Rosales (Leo Gonzalez, Mario Martinez) 64
Red Cards: Philadelphia -- Sheanon Williams 85; Seattle -- Lamar Neagle 84, DeAndre Yedlin 90+1.
Att.: 18,344.

Saturday, May 4
Columbus 0 New York 1.
NY: Tim Cahill 3 (unassisted) 80
Att.: 12,020.

Saturday, May 4
Real Salt Lake 2 Vancouver 0.
RSL: Luis Gil (Joao Plata, Nick Rimando) 47
RSL: Javier Morales (Joao Plata, Sebastian Velasquez) 71
Att.: 17,480

Saturday, May 4
Colorado 1 Toronto FC 0.
COL: Edson Buddle 86.
Att.: 12,658.

Thursday, May 2

Portland 0 New England 0.
Att.: 20,674.
Eastern Conference:

17 New York 5-4-2 16/13
17 Sporting KC 5-3-2 14/8
17 Houston 5-2-2 13/9
17 Montreal 5-1-2 11/7
12 Columbus 3-3-3 12/8
12 Philadelphia 3-3-3 12/14
9 New England 2-3-3 4/6
7 Chicago 2-5-1 6/14
7 Toronto FC 1-4-4 10/14
4 D.C. United 1-6-1 4/13
Western Conference:

20 FC Dallas 6-1-2 15/9
14 LA Galaxy 4-2-2 12/5
14 Real Salt Lake 4-4-2 9/9
14 Portland 3-1-5 14/11
12 Colorado 3-4-3 8/9
11 Chivas USA 3-4-2 12/15
11 San Jose 2-3-5 10/13
9 Vancouver 2-4-3 9/13
6 Seattle 1-3-3 5/7
6+2 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
6 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
6 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
5 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
4 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
4 Ryan Johnson (Portland)
4 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
4 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)

Wednesday, May 8
7:00 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Houston
7:30 pm ET
New York vs. Montreal
8:00 pm ET
New England vs. Real Salt Lake
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Seattle
9:00 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Portland
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Toronto FC

Saturday, May 11
1:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Philadelphia, NBCSN
2:00 pm ET
Montreal vs. Real Salt Lake
4:00 pm ET
Seattle vs. San Jose, Univision Dep.
7:00 pm ET
Vancouver vs. LA Galaxy
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. Colorado
New England vs. New York
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. D.C. United

Sunday, May 12
5:00 pm ET
Portland vs. Chivas USA, UniMas
8:00 pm ET
Houston vs. Sporting KC

Wednesday, May 15
7:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. LA Galaxy

Saturday, May 18
5:00 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Columbus, TSN, Univision Dep.
7:00 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Portland
7:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Chicago
8:30 pm ET
Houston vs. New England
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Colorado
Seattle vs. FC Dallas

Sunday, May 19
1:00 pm ET
New York vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
5:00 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Sporting KC, UniMas
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake

Saturday, May 25
7:00 pm ET
Montreal vs. Philadelphia
D.C. United vs. Portland
Univision Dep.
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Toronto FC
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. San Jose
9:00 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chicago
Colorado vs. Chivas USA

Sunday, May 26
3:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Houston, NBCSN
5  pm ET
New York vs. Columbus, UniMas
11:00 pm ET

LA Galaxy vs. Seattle, ESPN2

1 comment
  1. tom brown
    commented on: May 6, 2013 at 4:17 p.m.
    donovan is washed up. he shoulda stayed retired. baby judas turncoat.

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