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Crew dents Dynamo, Sounders roll on
by Ridge Mahoney, September 5th, 2013 12:11AM
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[MLS REWIND: Week 28]The dismissal of Robert Warzycha may have a profound effect on the short-term future of Dominic Kinnear.

An inspired Crew, playing its first match since Warzycha’s firing was announced Monday, beat Kinnear and the Dynamo, 2-0, to keep alive its own faint playoff hopes and impair those of Houston. Rookie Ryan Finley and third-year man Justin Meram each notched a goal and an assist as Columbus rode out an early Dynamo surge, then struck twice in the second half to claim victory despite failing to convert a penalty kick.

Houston forward Will Bruinsquandered several chances in the opening minutes and the first half ended goalless. Finley broke the tie shortly halftime when Meram squared a ball to him across the goal area. Meram got his his goal after Finley scuffed a ball into his path and he slid it past Tally Hall, who’d saved Finley’s penalty kick shortly Finley had beaten him to give Columbus the lead.

The Dynamo (10-9-7, 37 points) could have climbed past New England (37 points, holds tiebreaker edge) into fifth place with a tie and taken over fourth place by winning. Columbus (9-13-5, 32 points) stopped a two-game losing streak.



NEAGLE HITS THE NET.Seattle (13-8-4, 43 pts.) moved into a second-place tie with the LA Galaxy by blanking Chivas USA, 1-0, Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field. Lamar Neagle got its only goal in the 24th minute.

Neagle collected a Marc Burchfree kick and smashed it past Chivas USA keeper Dan Kennedy from point-blank range, and Seattle rather routinely squelched its opponent’s attacks to run its shutout streak to 286 minutes. The Sounders have won three games in a row and six of their last seven, the second-best short-term mark posted this season in MLS. (Only RSL’s eight-game run of six wins and two ties prior to the All-Star break is superior.)

Seattle was without Clint Dempsey andEddie Johnson on national team duty as well as the injuredBrad EvansandObafemi Martins.

MLSSCHEDULE, Week 28:
Wednesday, September 4
Columbus 2 Houston 0.
CLB: Ryan Finley (Justin Meram, Bernardo Anor) 47
CLB: Justin Meram (Ryan Finley, Dominic Oduro) 74
Att.: 143,60.

Wednesday, September 4

Seattle 1 Chivas USA 0.
SEA: Lamar Neagle  (Marc Burch) 24
Att.: 38,317.

MLSSCHEDULE, Week 28:
Saturday, September 7
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Vancouver
Sporting KC vs. Columbus
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Chicago, NBCSN
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Colorado
11 pm ET
Portland vs. Toronto FC

Sunday, September 8
5 pm ET
Houston vs. New York, UniMas
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Montreal
9 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. D.C. United
11 pm ET
San Jose vs. Philadelphia, ESPN2
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-

42 (25) Montreal12-7-6 41/35
42 (27) New York 12-9-6 40/35
42 (27) Sporting KC 12-9-6 38/27
39 (27) Philadelphia 10-8-9 37/37
37 (26) New England 10-9-7 35/25
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37 (26) Houston 10-9-7 30/32
35 (25) Chicago 10-10-5 31/35
32 (27) Columbus 9-13-5 31/35
22 (26) Toronto FC 4-12-10 23/35
14 (26) D.C. United 3-18-5 16/43

Western Conference:
PTS (GP)TEAM W-L-T +/-
48 (28) Real Salt Lake 14-8-6 52/35
43 (26) LA Galaxy 13-9-4 43/32
43 (25) Seattle13-8-4 33/26
39 (27) Colorado10-8-9 34/29
39 (26) Portland 9-5-12 39/30
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37 (26) Vancouver 10-9-7 38/35
37 (26) FC Dallas 9-7-10 36/38
34 (26) San Jose 9-10-7 28/40
22 (27) Chivas USA 5-15-7 26/48
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
15 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
14 Camilo (Vancouver)
14 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
12+2 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)
10+1 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
10 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
9+1 Diego Fagundez (New England)
9 Federico Higuain (Columbus)
9 Conor Casey (Philadelphia)
9 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
9 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)

MLSSCHEDULE, Week 29:
Wednesday, September 11
7:30 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Chicago

Friday, September 13
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake, NBCSN

Saturday, September 14
2 pm ET
Montreal vs. Columbus
4 pm ET
D.C. United vs. LA Galaxy, UniMas
7 pm ET
New York vs. Toronto FC
7:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Houston
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. New England
9 pm ET
Colorado vs. FC Dallas
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Vancouver
Chivas USA vs. Portland


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