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Henry golazo keeps Red Bulls' win streak alive
by Ridge Mahoney, May 9th, 2013 2:10AM
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[MLS REWIND: Week 11] New York and Houston posted wins to take over as joint leaders of the Eastern Conference, the Quakes pulled off yet another late-game rescue and downed Toronto, Seattle captured a badly needed road win at Kansas City after losing its backup goalkeeper to a red card, and the misery continues for D.C. United. For all the Wednesday action ...

EASTERN LEADERS EDGE CLEAR. Will Bruin played a part in all four goals in a 4-0 thumping at a rainy RFK Stadium as United’s losing streak ran to five games. Bruin converted a feed from Oscar Boniek Garcia in the 16th minute, then intercepted a poor clearance from D.C. keeper Bill Hamid and fed it to Gilles Barnes to double the lead. Bruin knocked home a header from Brian Ching in the 78th minute, and provided a chance that Andrew Driver stuck home in the final minutes.

Said United head coach Ben Olsen to “Is my job on the line? It better be.”

New York won its fourth straight and kept pace with Houston atop the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 home defeat of MontreaL. Thierry Henry’s two goals included a spectacular overhead kick in the 88th minute that proved to be the winner, as Marco di Vaio scored for the Impact in the second minute of stoppage time and nearly struck again on a shot that hit both posts as the referee blew his whistle for offside.

NO ROAD WOES FOR RSL AND SEATTLE. Of the six Wednesday games, two were won by the away teams, and the more impressive was the Sounders’ 1-0 win that banged another dent into SKC’s record at Sporting Park.

Djimi Traore scored in the 94th minute to hand SKC its second loss in the last three home games: it fell to Portland, 3-2, April 27. SKC fans cheered the return of Kei Kamara, who returned from his loan spell at Norwich City to enter as a sub in the 73rd minute. But the night belonged to the Sounders, which were stripped of backup keeper Marcus Hahnemann when he was dismissed for foul and abusive language – from the bench – but still got their second road win of the season. They are still looking for that first home victory, however.

Real Salt Lake rallied for a 2-1 win at New England when a pair of newcomers hit the net and reliable goalkeeper Nick Rimando saved a penalty kick in stoppage time. Devon Sandoval and Olmes Garcia scored to overturn an opening goal by Ryan Guy, and Rimando repelled Saer Sene’s PK awarded via a controversial handball decision in the 91st minute. Rimando is the all-time top PK keeper in league history, with a mark of 19-for-60 (31.7 percent) in kicks not converted.

TIMBERS TIE AGAIN. It’s nearly impossible to tie your way into the playoffs, but Portland (3-1-6) is giving a real effort. It secured a 1-1 tie at FC Dallas Stadium thanks to a Darlington Nagbe goal yet once again squandered a lead while doing so. Kenny Cooper’s penalty kick enabled FCD to preserve its unbeaten record at home, though the result snapped its five-game win skein. The Timbers, which won only one road game all of last season, so far this year have one win and three ties away from Jeld-Wen Field.

TFC SHAKEN BY QUAKES. A relatively early late goal, by Chris Wondolowski in the 81st minute, earned San Jose a 2-1 home triumph over TFC, which had taken a lead in the 14th minute on Justin Braun’s fifth career goal against the Quakes. Wondo set up rookie Adam Jahn to score his fourth goal by knocking on a throw-in, then got his knee to a Walter Martinez flick to nail the winner. Late-game collapses continue to plague Toronto: it has conceded seven goals in the final 15 minutes of games in 2013.

Goals: 16/6 GP (avg.: 2.66)

Wednesday, May 8
New York 2 Montreal 1
NY: Thierry Henry (Fabian Espindola) 47+
NY: Thierry Henry 5 (Markus Holgersson, Juninho 3) 88
MTL: Marco Di Vaio (Juston Mapp) 92+
Att.: 11,892.

Henry's spectacular overhead-kick goal:

Wednesday, May 8
D.C. United 0 Houston 4
HOU: Will Bruin (Boniek Garcia) 16
HOU: Giles Barnes (Will Bruin ) 28
HOU: Will Bruin (Brian Ching, Brad Davis) 78
HOU: Andrew Driver (Will Bruin) 88
Att.: 10,116.

Wednesday, May 8
New England 1  Real Salt Lake 2
NE: Ryan Guy (Kelyn Rowe) 51
RSL: Devon Sandoval (unassisted) 77
RSL: Olmes Garcia (unassisted) 89
Att.: 8,040.

Wednesday, May 8
Sporting 0 vs. Seattle 1
SEA: Djimi Traore 94+
Att.: 18,602

Wednesday, May 8
FC Dallas 1 Portland 1
POR: Darlington Nagbe (Rodney Wallace) 70
DAL: Kenny Cooper (PK) 77
Att.: 10,112

Wednesday, May 8
San Jose 2 Toronto FC 1
TOR: Justin Braun (Doneil Henry, Darren O’Dea) 14
SJ: Adam Jahn (Chris Wondolowsi, Dan Gargan) 48
SJ: Chris Wondolowski (Walter Martinez, Marvin Chavez) 81.
Att.: 10,048

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
Eastern Conference:

20 New York 6-4-2 18/14
20 Houston 6-2-2 17/9
17 Sporting KC 5-4-2 14/9
17 Montreal 5-2-2 12/9
12 Columbus 3-3-3 12/8
12 Philadelphia 3-3-3 12/14
9 New England 2-4-3 5/8
7 Chicago 2-5-1 6/14
7 Toronto FC 1-5-4 10/15
4 D.C. United 1-7-1 4/17

Western Conference:

21 FC Dallas 6-1-3 16/10
17 Real Salt Lake 5-4-2 11/10
15 Portland 3-1-6 15/12
14 LA Galaxy 4-2-2 12/5
14 San Jose 3-3-5 12/14
12 Colorado 3-4-3 8/9
11 Chivas USA 3-4-2 12/15
9 Vancouver 2-4-3 9/13
9 Seattle 2-3-3 6/7
6 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
6 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
6 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
5 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
5 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
5 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
5 Thierry Henry (New York)

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. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: May 9, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.
    United v Dynamo, breathtaking when both teams cough-up the ball without pressure half-dozen times in the first 3 minutes.

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