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Miller brace caps wild evening
June 15th, 2013 9:12PM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 16] Scotsman Kenny Miller scored two spectacular goals to lead the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 4-3 win over the New England Revolution in a game they trailed 2-0 until a controversial penalty kick for a foul on Miller resulted in the ejection of the Revs' No. 1 draft pick, Andrew Farrell.

Miller evened the score at 2-2 late in the first half when he scored after first lobbing the ball over Revs defender Stephen McCarthy and then scored on a lob over goalie Bobby Shuttleworth from 25 yards for what proved to be the winning goal.

The game was not over until Vancouver keeper Brad Knighton pushed away Lee Nguyen's free kick in stoppage time.

-- The Portland Timbers extended their club-record unbeaten streak to 13 games and moved to within two points of first place in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over leader FC Dallas on Darlington Nagbe's goal.

Timbers head coach Caleb Porter is now tied with former D.C. United head coach Tom Soehn for the longest unbeaten streak by a first-year MLS head coach in league history at 13 matches. Soehn accomplished the feat during the 2007 MLS campaign.

Dallas was without Blas Perez, who is with Panama for its game at Costa Rica on Tuesday, and Kenny Cooper flew back to Dallas because of a family emergency. It then lost forward Eric Hassli, who lasted only eight minutes after hurting his back in warm-ups.

-- The San Jose Earthquakes won their first game under Mark Watson with a 2-1 win at the Colorado Rapids in a match during which their interim coach got into a heated exchange with Rapids coach Oscar Pareja.

-- D.C. United's winless streak is now 13 games (11 losses and two ties) as it fell at home to Toronto FC, 2-1. It was only the second win of the season for Toronto, which snapped an 11-game winless streak of its own.

-- Dominic Oduro had a goal and an assist as the Columbus Crew downed the Montreal Impact, the Eastern Conference leader, 2-0.

Goals: 16/5 GP (Avg.: 3.20).
Video:
Weekend Timeline

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 16:
Saturday, June 15
Vancouver 4 New England 3.
NE: Juan Agudelo (Chris Tierney) 10
NE: Kelyn Rowe (Diego Fagundez, Saer Sene) 20
VAN: Camilo (pen.) 25
VAN: Kenny Miller (Carlyle Mitchell) 39
VAN:  Jordan Harvey (Russell Teibert) 43
VAN: Kenny Miller (Camilo) 68
NE: Dimitry Imbongo (Darrius Barnes) 84
Red card: New England -- Andrew Farrell 23.
Att.: 20,116.

Penalty kick > Camilo Goal:


Miller Goal #1:


Miller Goal #2:


Saturday, June 15
Colorado 1 San Jose 2.
SJ: Steven Lenhart (Alan Gordon, Justin Morrow) 11
SJ: Sam Cronin (Rafael Baca) 52
COL: Nathan Sturgis (Brian Mullan) 67
Red card: Colorado -- Atiba Harris 17.
Att.: 15,017.

Saturday, June 15

Columbus 2 Montreal 0.
CLB: Matias Sanchez (Dominic Oduro) 6
CLB: Dominic Oduro 22 
Att.: 18,302.

Saturday, June 15
Portland 1 FC Dallas 0.
POR: Darlington Nagbe (Kalif Alhassan) 52
Att.: 20,674.

Nagbe Goal:

Saturday, June 15
D.C. United 1 Toronto FC 2.
DC: Dwayne De Rosario 19 
TOR: Robert Earnshaw (Steven Caldwell) 30
TOR: own goal 41
Att.: 13,846.
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

26 Montreal 8-3-2 22/17
25 New York 7-5-4 23/19
22 Houston 6-3-4 19/14
22 Philadelphia 6-5-4 22/24
20 New England 5-5-5 18/13
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20 Columbus 5-5-5 18/16
19 Sporting KC 5-5-4 18/13
12 Chicago 3-7-3 11/19
11 Toronto FC 2-7-5 13/20
6 D.C. United 1-11-3 7/26

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

28 FC Dallas 8-3-4 23/18
27 Real Salt Lake 8-5-3 24/16
26 Portland 6-1-8 25/16
21 Seattle 6-4-3 19/15
20 LA Galaxy 6-6-2 22/18
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20 Colorado 5-5-5 16/14
19 Vancouver 5-5-4  22/23
18 San Jose 4-6-6 15/24
11 Chivas USA 3-8-2 13/26
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
9 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
8 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
7+1 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
7 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
6+1 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
6+1 Camilo (Vancouver)
6 Thierry Henry (New York)
5+2 Kenny Miller (Vancouver)
5+1 Darlington Nagbe (Portland)
5 Diego Fagundez (New England)
5 Will Johnson (Portland)
5 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)
5 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
5 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 17:
Wednesday, June 19
8 pm ET
Montreal vs. Houston
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Colorado
10 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Chivas USA
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Portland

Saturday, June 22
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. San Jose
8 pm ET
Columbus vs. Chicago
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Sporting KC
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Toronto FC
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle

Sunday, June 23
5 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. New York, ESPN
7 pm ET
Portland vs. Colorado, NBCSN
11 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. LA Galaxy, UniMas

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 18:
Saturday, June 29
1 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake
5:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. FC Dallas, NBCSN
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. Colorado, Univision Dep.
D.C. United vs. Vancouver
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Columbus
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. LA Galaxy (at Stanford Stadium)
Chivas USA vs. New England

Sunday, June 30
2 pm ET
New York vs. Houston, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes


5 comments
  1. Matthew Campbell
    commented on: June 16, 2013 at 7:52 a.m.
    There is nothing controversial about the NE foul and send off. He catches the foot which is about to strike the ball, causes the attacker to fall over himself, and is the last defender. Obvious penalty and send off.

  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: June 16, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.
    Very clear DOGSO, whether that clip was intentional or not.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: June 16, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.
    MLS refs are inconsistent and proving more incompetent as the season progresses. The MLS kahunas are enabling a rule-breaking style of refereeing.

  1. Chris Connelly
    commented on: June 16, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.
    As a die-hard Rev fan, have to say Farrell (NE) needs to learn not to make that foul, especially so early in the game with a 2 goal lead. Vancouver would have been right o argue against any lesser punishment, and it completely changed the dynamics of the game. Do agree with Paul Gardner's article a while back that the rules should be changed not to require a mandatory red AND a penalty kick.

  1. Randy Vogt
    commented on: June 16, 2013 at 2:19 p.m.
    I was taken aback by the wording in this article before the words "penalty kick." The article has "controversial" but it should say "clear" instead. The Rev GK and defenders can feign disbelief at the decision all they want but Juan Guzman was 100% correct in awarding the PK and sending off for DOGSO. Let's applaud the refs in MLS when they get it right, as happened here.


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