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Look who's now in first in Western Conference
June 23rd, 2013 12:30AM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 17] Portland joined Real Salt Lake as the overall points leaders in MLS by topping Colorado, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at Jeld-Wen Field. Rodney Wallace assisted on each goal and Will Johnson and Frederic Piquionne each registered a goal and an assist to lift the Timbers (8-1-9, 30 points) into a first-place tie atop the Western Conference with Real Salt Lake (9-5-3), which had beaten the Seattle Sounders, 2-0, on Saturday. Portland stretched its unbeaten record to 15 games and posted its seventh straight shutout at home in league play.

A quickly taken free kick by Johnson slipped the ball out wide left to Wallace, whose chip into the goalmouth was headed home by Piquionne in the 12th minute. Johnson scored his team-high sixth goal of the season by running onto a ball from Wallace, flicking it up into the air, and banging it home just before halftime. Substitute Ryan Johnson got the third goal created by crisp first touches from another sub, Ben Zemanski, and Wallace.

CASEY CLIPS RED BULLS. Amid all the attention focused on young Union striker Jack McInerney, who is tied for the league lead in goals with 10, Conor Casey has steadily and solidly toiled away up top as well. Casey scored twice to up his season’s tally to five goals in a 3-0 Philly defeat of New York, which lost Lloyd Sam to a red card in the 28th minute.

Sam plowed into Danny Cruz with a two-footed, studs-up tackle, and playing 10 against 11 the already-shorthanded Red Bulls -- Tim Cahill was injured; Juninho and Jamison Olave were suspended – couldn’t muster much resistance. Casey scored in the seventh minute shortly after a goal of his was disallowed, and early in the second half he latched onto the rebound of a saved shot to score again.

Sebastien Le Toux took over the league lead in assists with seven by setting up Antoine Hoppenot for a third Philly goal in the final minutes. The victory pushed Philly (7-5-4) into a second-place tie with New York (7-6-4), which lost its second straight game.

-- The LA Galaxy handed Chivas USA its seventh straight loss with a 1-0 win over rookie Gyasi Zardes' header off a Landon Donovan free kick late in the first half. Chivas USA has lost the games by a margin of 19-2.

Saturday ...

-- Real Salt Lake took over the lead in the Western Conference from FC Dallas with a 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders on goals by Kyle Beckerman and Robbie Findley.

-- Walker Zimmerman, passed over for the U.S. U-20 World Cup team, became the 1,000th player to score in MLS history when his header gave FC Dallas a 2-2 tie with Sporting Kansas City. Dallas came back with two goals in the last two minutes to remain unbeaten at home in 2013.

-- Mike Magee made it six goals in six games with the winning goal in the Chicago Fire's 2-1 comeback win at Columbus.

-- An early penalty kick by Chris Pontius held up as D.C. United beat the San Jose Earthquakes for a 1-0 victory that snapped a club record 13-game winless streak.

Week 17:
Goals: 26/12 GP (Avg.: 2.17)
Video:
Weekend Timeline | Wednesday Timeline

MLS REWIND: Week 17
Sunday, June 23
Chivas USA 0 LA Galaxy 1.
LA: Gyasi Zardes    (Landon Donovan) 44
Att.: 14,545.

Zardes Goal:


Sunday, June 23

Portland 3 Colorado 0.
POR: Frederic Piquionne (Rodney Wallace, Will Johnson) 12
POR: Will Johnson (Rodney Wallace, Frederic Piquionne) 45
POR: Ryan Johnson (Rodney Wallace, Ben Zemanski) 84
Att.: 20,674.

Will Johnson Goal:


Sunday, June 23

Philadelphia 3 New York 0.
PHI: Conor Casey (Sheanon Williams 4) 7
PHI: Conor Casey 53
PHI: Antoine Hoppenot (Sebastien Le Toux) 88
Red Card: New York -- Lloyd Sam 28.
Att.: 19,013.

Saturday, June 22
D.C. United 1 San Jose 0.
DC: Chris Pontius (pen.) 13.
Att.: 13,149.

Saturday, June 22

Columbus 1 Chicago 2.
CLB: Federico Higuain (pen.) 7
CHI: Dilly Duka (Joel Lindpere, Mike Magee) 52
CHI: Mike Magee (Joel Lindpere) 54
Att.: 19,624.

Saturday, June 22
FC Dallas 2 Sporting KC 2.
KC: Kei Kamara 43 
KC: own goal 57
DAL: Andrew Jacobson (Ramon Nunez) 88
DAL: Walker Zimmerman (David Ferreira) 90
Red Card: Sporting KC -- C.J. Sapong 68.
Att.: 16,361.

Zimmerman Goal:


Saturday, June 22

Houston 0 Toronto FC 0.
Att.: 22,039

Saturday, June 22

Real Salt Lake 2 Seattle 0.
RSL: Kyle Beckerman 41
RSL: Robbie Findley (Alvaro Saborio) 46
Att.: 19,848.

Beckerman Goal:


Wednesday, June 19
LA Galaxy 0 Portland 0.
Att.: 23,675.

Wednesday, June 19
Vancouver 3 Chivas USA 1.
CHV: Tristan Bowen (Carlos Alvarez) 7
VAN: Jordan Harvey (Camilo, Russell Teibert) 47
VAN: Camilo (Russell Teibert) 49
VAN: Camilo
Att.: 16,130.

Wednesday, June 19
Montreal 2 Houston 0.
MTL: Felipe (Patrice Bernier) 14
MTL: Marco Di Vaio 32
Att.: 17,694.

Wednesday, June 19

Chicago 2 Colorado 1.

COL: Deshorn Brown 17   
CHI: Mike Magee 23
CHI: Austin Berry (Jeff Larentowicz) 47
Att.: 11,349.
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

29 Montreal 9-3-2 24/17
25 Philadelphia 7-5-4 25/24
25 New York 7-6-4 23/22
23 Houston 6-4-5 19/16
20 New England 5-5-5 18/13
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20 Columbus 5-5-5 19/18
20 Sporting KC 5-5-5 20/15
18 Chicago 5-7-3 15/21
12 Toronto FC 2-7-6 13/20
9 D.C. United 2-11-3 8/26

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

30 Real Salt Lake 9-5-3 26/16
30 Portland 7-1-9 28/16
29 FC Dallas 8-3-5 25/20
24 LA Galaxy 7-6-3 23/18
22 Vancouver 6-5-4  25/24
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21 Seattle 6-5-3 19/17
20 Colorado 5-7-5 17/19
18 San Jose 4-7-6 15/25
11 Chivas USA 3-10-2 14/30
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
10+1+1 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
10+1 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
8+2 Camilo (Vancouver)
7 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
7 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
6+1 Will Johnson (Portland)
6 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
6 Thierry Henry (New York)

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


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