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Sounders get back on track with must-win
July 29th, 2013 1:06AM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 22] In Sunday's only match, the Seattle Sounders got a must-win when they rallied for a goal down to beat Chivas USA, 2-1. The Sounders began the day in eighth place in the Western Conference, ahead of only Chivas USA, but moved to within four points of the playoff zone with two games in hand. Saturday's action featured three games decided in stoppage time, plus a big win for surging Colorado.

-- The wildest game was in New York, where the Red Bulls blew a 2-0 lead and overcame a Alvaro Saborio hat trick to beat Real Salt Lake, 4-3, on Dax McCarty's diving header in the 94th minute.

-- In Montreal, Blake Smith scored in the 96th minute to give the Impact a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City and reduce its lead to one point over the Red Bulls and Impact at the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

-- Andrew Wiedeman's goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time gave Toronto FC a 2-1 over the Columbus Crew for Toronto's first win of the season at BMO field. Jonathan Osorio had tied the score for the Reds in the 87th minute.

-- Saturday's big winner was Colorado, which jumped four spots into second place in the Western Conference with a deserved 2-0 win over the LA Galaxy.

ALSTON COMEBACK. Kevin Alston played his first game for the New England Revolution since taking time off for treatment of a rare form of leukemia he learned he had in April. Alston came on late in the Revs' 2-1 win at D.C. United. If was a homecoming of sorts for Alston, who grew up in the Maryland area before heading off to U-17 Residency and then Indiana University.



Goals: 25/9 GP (avg.: 2.78.)
Video: Weekend Timeline

MLS RESULTS, Week 22:
Sunday, July 28
Seattle 2 Chivas USA 1.
CHV: Erick Torres (Carlos Alvarez) 16
SEA: Brad Evans (Obafemi Martins) 23
SEA:  Lamar Neagle (Mauro Rosales, Obafemi Martins) 57
Att.: 38,463.

Saturday, July 27

Houston 1 Chicago 1.
HOU: Cam Weaver (Brad Davis, Corey Ashe) 61
CHI: Mike Magee (Patrick Nyarko) 63
Att.: 22,039.

Saturday, July 27
San Jose 2 Portland 1.
SJ: Victor Bernardez (pen.) 55  
SJ:  Steven Lenhart (Shea Salinas) 58
POR: Darlington Nagbe (Frederic Piquionne, Diego Valeri) 83
Att.:
Red card: San Jose -- Marvin Chavez 85.

Saturday, July 27
Colorado 2 LA Galaxy 0.
COL: Hendry Thomas (Dillon Powers) 41
COL: Dillon Powers (Edson Buddle) 47
Att.: 15,765.

Saturday, July 27
D.C. United 1 New England 2.
DC: Luis Silva (John Thorrington) 8
NE: Dimitry Imbongo (Chris Tierney) 55
NE: Diego Fagundez (unassisted) 63
Att.: 14,122.

Saturday, July 27
Montreal 1 Sporting KC 0.

MON: Blake Smith (Marco Di Vaio, Hassoun Camara) 96+
Att.: 20,527.

Saturday, July 27

New York 4 Real Salt Lake 3.

NY:  Tim Cahill (Thierry Henry) 11       
NY:  Fabian Espindola (pen.) 23 
RSL: Alvaro Saborio (pen.) 45
RSL: Alvaro Saborio (Olmes Garcia) 80
RSL: Alvaro Saborio (Joao Plata) 82
NY:  Fabian Espindola (pen.) 89
NY:  Dax McCarty (Brandon Barklage) 94+

Saturday, July 27

Vancouver 0 Philadelphia 1

PHI: Antoine Hoppenot (Aaron Wheeler) 85
Red card: Vancouver -- Jun Marques Davidson 8.

Saturday, July 27
Toronto FC 2 Columbus 1.
CLB: Dominic Oduro 17
TFC: Jonathan Osorio 87
TFC: Andrew Wiedeman 90+4
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

36 Sporting KC 10-6-6 31/21
35 New York 10-7-5 33/27
35 Montreal 10-5-5 32/29
34 Philadelphia 9-6-7 33/30
30 New England 8-7-6 27/19
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30 Houston 8-6-6 23/20
25 Chicago 7-9-4 25/30
23 Columbus 6-10-5 24/27
17 Toronto FC 3-10-8 19/29
10 D.C. United 2-15-4 10/35

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

37 Real Salt Lake 11-7-4 36/24
34 Colorado 9-7-7 28/24
34 Portland 8-3-10 31/20
33 LA Galaxy 10-9-3 32/27
32 Vancouver 9-6-5 34/28
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32 FC Dallas 8-5-8 27/27
27 San Jose 7-9-6 23/33
25 Seattle 7-7-4 22/21
17 Chivas USA 4-11-5 18/35
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
13+1 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
13 Camilo (Vancouver)
11 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
9+1 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
9 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
7+3 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
7+1 Diego Fagundez (New England)
7 Conor Casey (Philadelphia)
7 Thierry Henry (New York)
7 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 23:
Saturday, August 3
6:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. New York, NBCSN
7:30 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Montreal
8 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Chicago
8:30 pm ET
Colorado vs. Real Salt Lake
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Columbus
10 pm ET
San Jose vs. Chivas USA, UniMas
10:30 pm ET
Seattle vs. FC Dallas
11 pm ET
Portland vs. Vancouver

Sunday, August 4
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Toronto FC, Univision Dep.

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 24:
Saturday, August 10
7 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Seattle, Univision Dep.
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. New York
Vancouver vs. San Jose
8 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. D.C. United, NBCSN
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. New England
Chicago vs. Montreal
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Houston

Sunday, August 11
8 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2
11 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Colorado, UniMas

Saturday, August 17
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. D.C. United
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Chicago
Columbus vs. Toronto FC
8 pm ET
New York vs. Philadelphia, NBCSN
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Seattle
9:30 pm ET
Colorado vs. Vancouver
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
11 pm ET
Portland vs. FC Dallas

Sunday, August 18

11 pm ET
San Jose vs. Sporting KC, UniMas

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 25:
Wednesday, August 21
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas
11 pm ET
Portland vs. Real Salt Lake

Friday, August 23
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Sporting KC, NBCSN

Saturday, August 24
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Toronto FC
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. Houston
9 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. San Jose
9 pm ET
Vancouver vs. LA Galaxy
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus

Sunday, August 25
5 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. New York, UniMas
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Philadelphia
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Portland, ESPN2


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