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Benitez bombazo caps Dallas win
September 8th, 2013 1:17AM

TAGS:  mls


[MLS REWIND: Week 28] Sporting Kansas City regained the lead in the Eastern Conference at least temporarily with a 3-0 win over Columbus, while Western Conference teams Seattle, Colorado, Portland and FC Dallas all won key matches on Saturday night. FC Dallas' 3-1 win over Vancouver kept in within striking distance of the playoff tier and featured a goal by Jair Benitez from 50 yards that he chipped over 'Caps keeper David Ousted.

Goals: 18/7 GP (2.57 avg.)
Video: Weekend Timeline

Despite playing without four players away on national team duty, Sporting KC put away Columbus with three goals in the first 55 minutes for a 3-0 win. Montreal and New York, which began the day tied for first with SKC, play on Sunday.

The big surprise in the Western Conference was the Rapids' 1-0 win at the LA Galaxy on former Galaxy forward Edson Buddle's 98th MLS goal.

A late own goal gave Seattle a 2-1 win for its seventh win in its last eight games. The Sounders are now only two points behind Western Conference leader Real Salt Lake with two games in hand.

Portland, which had won only one of its previous seven games, feasted on Toronto mistakes for a 4-0 win that kept it in top five ahead of FC Dallas, who has taken seven points in its last three games after going 11 games without a win.

Saturday, September 7
FC Dallas 3 Vancouver 1.
VAN: Daigo Kobayashi (Kenny Miller, Camilo) 4
DAL: Je-Vaughn Watson (Fabian Castillo) 8
DAL: Mauro Diaz (Fabian Castillo) 87
DAL: Jair Benitez (Mauro Diaz) 89

Benitez Goal:

Saturday, September 7

Sporting KC 3 Columbus 0.

KC: Claudio Bieler 7
KC: Soony Saad (Claudio Bieler) 41
KC: C.J. Sapong (Oriol Rosell) 55
Att.: 19,211.

Saturday, September 7

Seattle 2 Chicago 1
CHI: Mike Magee (Dilly Duka) 25
SEA: Lamar Neagle (Marc Burch) 40
SEA: own goal 89
Att.: 38,503.

Saturday, September 7
LA Galaxy 0 Colorado 1
COL: Edson Buddle (Vicente Sanchez) 75
Att.: 20,801.

Saturday, September 7

Portland 4 Toronto FC 0.

POR: Kalif Alhassan 45+1
POR: Rodney Wallace (Diego Valeri) 84
POR: Will Johnson (Jose Adolfo Valencia) 87
POR: Diego Valeri 90+3

Wednesday, September 4

Columbus 2 Houston 0.
CLB: Ryan Finley (Justin Meram, Bernardo Anor) 47
CLB: Justin Meram (Ryan Finley, Dominic Oduro) 74
Att.: 14,360.

Wednesday, September 4

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

SCHEDULE, Week 28:
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
Eastern Conference:

45 (28) Sporting KC 13-9-6 41/27
42 (25) Montreal 12-7-6 41/35
42 (27) New York 12-9-6 40/35
39 (27) Philadelphia 10-8-9 37/37
37 (26) New England 10-9-7 35/25
37 (26) Houston 10-9-7 30/32
35 (26) Chicago 10-11-5 32/37
32 (28) Columbus 9-14-5 31/38
22 (26) Toronto FC 4-13-10 23/39
14 (26) D.C. United 3-18-5 16/43
Western Conference:
48 (28) Real Salt Lake 14-8-6 52/35
46 (26) Seattle 14-8-4 35/27
43 (26) LA Galaxy 13-10-4 43/33
42 (28) Colorado 11-8-9 35/29
42 (27) Portland 10-5-12 43/30
40 (27) FC Dallas 10-7-10 39/39
37 (27) Vancouver 10-10-7 39/38
34 (26) San Jose 9-10-7 28/40
22 (27) Chivas USA 5-15-7 26/48
15 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
15+1 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
14 Camilo (Vancouver)
12+2 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)
10+1 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
10 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
10 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
9 Diego Fagundez (New England)
9 Federico Higuain (Columbus)
9 Conor Casey (Philadelphia)
9 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)

SCHEDULE, 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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