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Montreal and New York join Sporting KC on top
September 8th, 2013 10:27PM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 28] Montreal and New York joined Sporting Kansas City in first place in the Eastern Conference with big wins on the road on Sunday. The Impact took advantage of an early red card to goalie Matt Reis and got two goals from MLS leading scorer Marco Di Vaio (17 goals) to beat the New England Revolution, 4-2. The Red Bulls compounded the Houston Dynamo's troubles with a 4-1 win at at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Goals: 31/11 GP (2.82 avg.)
Video: Weekend Timeline

Houston and New England couldn't take advantage of Philadelphia's 1-0 loss at San Jose and still sit in sixth and seventh place two points behind the Union, which played with a man advantage for the last 33 minutes after Rafael Baca's red card.

Saturday ...

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.

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, which has taken seven points in its last three games after going 11 games without a win.

MLS RESULTS, Week 28:
Sunday, September 8
San Jose 1 Philadelphia 0.
SJ: Shea Salinas (Sam Cronin) 15
Red Card: San Jose -- Rafael Baca 57.
Att.: 10,034.

Sunday, September 8
Chivas USA 1 D.C. United 0.
CHV: Erick Torres 51
Att.: 7,781.

Sunday, September 8
Houston 1 New York 4.
NY:  Eric Alexander (Jonathan Steele) 14
HOU: Jason Johnson (Alexander Lopez) 18
NY: Thierry Henry (Bradley Wright-Phillips) 47
NY: Jonathan Steele (Bradley Wright-Phillips, Thierry Henry) 58
NY: Lloyd Sam (Peguy Luyindula) 88
Att.: 18,501.

Sunday, September 8

New England 2 Montreal 4.
MTL: Patrice Bernier 8
NE: Diego Fagundez 26
MTL: Patrice Bernier 33
MTL: Marco Di Vaio (Hassoun Camara) 45+2
MTL: Marco Di Vaio (Hassoun Camara) 55
NE: Kelyn Rowe (Saer Sene) 76
Att.: 9,165.

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.
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-

45 (26) Montreal 13-7-6 45/37
45 (28) New York 13-9-6 44/36
45 (28) Sporting KC 13-9-6 41/27
39 (28) Philadelphia 10-9-9 37/38
37 (27) New England 10-10-7 37/29
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37 (27) Houston 10-10-7 31/35
35 (26) Chicago 10-11-5 32/37
32 (28) Columbus 9-14-5 31/38
22 (27) Toronto FC 4-13-10 23/39
14 (27) D.C. United 3-19-5 16/44

Western Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-
48 (28) Real Salt Lake 14-8-6 52/35
46 (26) Seattle 14-8-4 35/27
43 (27) LA Galaxy 13-10-4 43/33
42 (28) Colorado 11-8-9 35/29
42 (27) Portland 10-5-12 43/30
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40 (27) FC Dallas 10-7-10 39/39
37 (27) Vancouver 10-10-7 39/38
37 (28) San Jose 10-11-7 29/40
25 (28) Chivas USA 6-15-7 27/48
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
17+2 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+1 Diego Fagundez (New England)
10 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
10 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)

MLS
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


1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: September 9, 2013 at 9:46 a.m.
    The ref assigned to the Dynamo v NYRB game should do hockey games; totally incompetent.


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