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Rapids pound Sounders; late goals change playoff picture
by Paul Kennedy, October 5th, 2013 1:07AM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 32] The Colorado Rapids put on one of the most impressive performances of the MLS season with a 5-1 win over Seattle (4-0 at the half). Rookies Deshorn Brown and Dillon Powers combined for the first three goals, Panamanian Gabriel Torres had a goal and an assist and Uruguayan Vicente Sanchez had two assists.

The biggest goal of the night came from the unlikeliest of players. Brazil World Cup champion Kleberson, who had played 10 minutes in his last 16 games, scored on a free kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time for his first MLS goal to give the Philadelphia Union a 1-0 win over Toronto FC that moved it into fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

The New England Revolution looked to have claimed fifth place when Diego Fagundez put it ahead at New York in the first minute of stoppage time, but Tim Cahill's goal six minutes later earned the Red Bulls a 2-2 tie that clinched them a place in the playoffs. The wild finish at Red Bull Arena included an 86th-minute red card to the Revs' Andy Dorman. Rookie defender Andrew Farrell was off the field after suffering a nasty blow to his eye, so the Revs only had nine players on the field when Cahill scored the tying goal.

The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas saw their playoff hopes fade as they sit in eighth place four points below the red line in their respective conferences.

The Crew fell, 1-0, at home to Sporting Kansas City, while FC Dallas could only manage a 1-1 tie at Real Salt Lake, where it had a man advantage for the last 73 minutes.

-- Four of the five games Saturday night were sellouts, and the fifth game at Columbus was only 1,000 fans short of a sellout.

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

MLS WEEK 32, Results:
Saturday, October 5
New York 2 New England 2.
NY: Fabian Espindola 14
NE: Lee Nguyen (pen.) 85
NE: Diego Fagundez 90+1
NY: Tim Cahill 90+7
Red Card: New England -- Andy Dorman 86.
Att.: 25,219.

Highlights:


Saturday, October 5

Columbus 0 Sporting KC 1.
KC: Ike Opara (Graham Zusi) 17
Att.: 19,107.

Saturday, October 5
Philadelphia 1 Toronto FC 0.

PHI: Kleberson  90+5
Red Card: Philadelphia -- Fabinho 77.
Att.: 18,996. 

Kleberson Goal:


Saturday, October 5

Real Salt Lake 1 FC Dallas 1.
RSL: Alvaro Saborio 60
DAL: Kenny Cooper (Je-Vaughn Watson) 72
Red Card: Real Salt Lake -- Kenny Mansally 17.
Att.: 20,488.

Saturday, October 5

Colorado 5 Seattle 1.
COL: Deshorn Brown (Gabriel Torres) 1
COL: Dillon Powers (Vicente Sanchez) 10
COL: Deshorn Brown (Dillon Powers) 31
COL: Drew Moor (Hendry Thomas, Vicente Sanchez) 41
SEA: Eddie Johnson (Marc Burch) 63
COL: Gabriel Torres (Martin Rivero) 91+
Red Card: Seattle -- Zach Scott 79.
Att.: 18,076.

Highlights:


Friday, October 4

D.C. United 0 Chicago 3.
CHI: Jeff Larentowicz (Juan Luis Anangono) 24
CHI: Bakary Soumare 26
CHI: Quincy Amarikwa (Dilly Duka) 89
Att.: 13,949.

Friday, October 4
Houston 1 Montreal 0.
HOU: Ricardo Clark (Giles Barnes, Oscar Boniek Garcia) 6
Att.: 19,892.



MLS WEEK 32, Schedule:
Sunday, October 6
5 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA UniMas
8 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Portland
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-

53 (32) *New York 15-9-8 50/39
51 (31) Sporting KC 15-10-6 44/29
47 (31) Houston 13-10-8 39/37
46 (30) Montreal 13-10-7 48/45
45 (31) Philadelphia 12-10-9 39/39
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43 (31) Chicago 12-12-7 41/45
42 (31) New England 11-11-9 44/36
41 (32) Columbus 12-15-5 40/42
26 (32) Toronto FC 5-16-11 29/46
15 (31) D.C. United 3-22-6 20/55
*Clinched playoff berth.

Western Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-
52 (32) Real Salt Lake 15-10-7 55/40
51 (30) Seattle 15-9-6 40/34
49 (30) Portland 12-5-13 46/31
48 (31) Colorado 13-9-9 42/32
45 (30) LA Galaxy 13-11-6 46/37
-------------------------------------------
44 (31) San Jose 12-11-8 32/41
41 (30) Vancouver 11-11-8 42/39
41 (31) FC Dallas 10-10-11 43/47
26 (31) Chivas USA 6-17-8 29/55
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
19 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
18 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
16 Camilo (Vancouver)
12+1 Diego Fagundez (New England)
12 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
12 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)
11+1 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
11 Federico Higuain (Columbus)
11 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)

MLS WEEK 33, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 9
8:30 pm ET
Houston vs. Sporting KC
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Vancouver
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Colorado

Saturday, October 12
2:30 pm ET
Montreal vs. New England
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Philadelphia
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Chicago

Sunday, October 13
9 pm ET
Portland vs. Seattle ESPN

MLS WEEK 34, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 16
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Montreal

Friday, October 18
8 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. D.C. United NBCSN

Saturday, October 19
2 pm ET
Montreal vs. Philadelphia
3 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Seattle NBCSN
6 pm ET
Colorado vs. Vancouver
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Columbus
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Toronto FC
10:30 pm ET
Portland vs. Real Salt Lake

Sunday, October 20
4 pm ET
Houston vs. New York UniMas
9 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose ESPN

MLS WEEK 35, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 23
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA

Saturday, October 26
3 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Sporting KC NBCSN
4 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Montreal Univision Dep.
5:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. FC Dallas NBCSN
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Portland

Sunday, October 27
1:30 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Houston NBC
4 pm ET
Columbus vs. New England
5 pm ET
New York vs. Chicago UniMas
8 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Colorado
9 pm ET
Seattle vs. LA Galaxy ESPN


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