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Dempsey keeps up torrid pace in Dallas homecoming
by Paul Kennedy, April 13th, 2014 2:27AM
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[MLS: Week 6] Clint Dempsey followed up on his hat trick at Portland with two goals for the Seattle Sounders in his Dallas homecoming, a 3-2 win at previously unbeaten FC Dallas.

He scored on a free kick in the first half, watched as his pass across the area was deflected into the goal for own goal in the 75th minute and won the game himself 10 minutes later, finishing off a one-two with Chad Barrett.

With five goals over the past two matches, Dempsey set the club record for most goals in back-to-back games. In perhaps his best effort of the evening, a vicious Dempsey volley also rattled the crossbar earlier in the second half.

“It’s always good to perform well in Texas,” he said after the game, "because that's where I developed my game in Nacogdoches and driving to Dallas playing my club ball. A lot of friends and family were here, and it's nice to perform well."

-- U.S. World Cup hopefuls Kyle Beckerman and Maurice Edu traded late goals as unbeaten Real Salt Lake and Philadelphia played to a 2-2 tie at PPL Park. Playing without five injured starters, including Michael Bradley (quad strain) and Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC lost at home to Colorado, 1-0. Also out of action was Brad Davis for Houston, which fell for the third straight game, dropping a 2-0 decision to New England, which suddenly finds itself in fifth place in the Eastern Conference despite its slow start.

The USA 20:
M Kyle Beckerman
(90 minutes, 1 goal), Real Salt Lake, 2-2 at Philadelphia
D Tony Beltran (90 minutes), Real Salt Lake, 2-2 at Philadelphia
M Michael Bradley (did not dress), Toronto FC, 0-1 vs. Colorado
M Brad Davis (did not dress), Houston, 0-2 at New England
F Clint Dempsey (90 minutes, 2 goals), Seattle, 3-2 at FC Dallas
M Landon Donovan (90 minutes), LA Galaxy, 1-0 vs. Vancouver
M Maurice Edu (90 minutes, 1 goal), Philadelphia 2-2 vs. Real Salt Lake
D Brad Evans (did not dress), Seattle, 3-2 at FC Dallas
M Luis Gil (did not dress), Real Salt Lake, 2-2 at Philadelphia
D Omar Gonzalez (90 minutes), LA Galaxy, 1-0 vs. Vancouver
GK Bill Hamid (did not dress), D.C. United, 1-0 vs. New York
F Eddie Johnson (84 minutes), D.C. United, 1-0 vs. New York
GK Sean Johnson (90 minutes), Chicago, 1-1 at Montreal
GK Nick Rimando (did not dress), Real Salt Lake, 2-2 at Philadelphia
D DeAndre Yedlin (90 minutes), Seattle, 3-2 at FC Dallas
D Clarence Goodson
, San Jose, vs. Columbus
D Michael Parkhurst, Columbus, at San Jose
F Chris Wondolowski, San Jose, vs. Columbus
D Matt Besler, Sporting KC
M Graham Zusi, Sporting KC

-- Portland and New York, last year's winners of the conference regular-season titles, both remain winless after six games. Mexican Erick Torres' fifth goal of the season, one behind Dempsey for the MLS scoring lead, earned Chivas USA a 1-1 tie with the Timbers, while New York could not recover from a fourth-minute goal by Davy Arnaud and fell at D.C. United, 1-0.

MLS WEEK 6, Results:
Saturday, April 12
LA Galaxy 1 Vancouver 0.
LA: Robbie Keane (Stefan Ishizaki) 47
Att.: 20,847.

Portland 1 Chivas USA 1.

POR: Will Johnson (Darlington Nagbe) 7
CHV: Erick Torres (Leandro Barrera, Andrew Jean-Baptiste) 79
Att.: 20,814.

D.C. United 1 New York 0.
DC: Davy Arnaud (Bobby Boswell, Fabian Espindola) 4
Att.: 12,364.

FC Dallas 2 Seattle 3.
DAL: David Texeira 10
SEA: Clint Dempsey 22
DAL:  Michel 42
SEA: own goal 75
SEA: Clint Dempsey (Chad Barrett) 85
Att.: 17,070.

Toronto FC 0 Colorado 1.
COL: Edson Buddle (Dillon Powers, Dillon Serna) 77
Att.: 22,591.

Montreal 1 Chicago 1.
MTL: Jack McInerney (Marco Di Vaio) 43
CHI: Quincy Amarikwa (Mike Magee) 54
Att.: 19,313.

New England 2 Houston 0.
NE: Kevin Alston (Teal Bunbury, Daigo Kobayashi) 68
NE: Jerry Bengtson (A.J. Soares) 90+1
Att.: 14,259.

Philadelphia 2 Real Salt Lake 2.
RSL: Luke Mulholland 6
PHI: Andrew Wenger (Vincent Nogueira) 55
RSL: Kyle Beckerman (Javier Morales) 85
PHI: Maurice Edu (Cristian Maidana) 90
Att.: 18,015.

MLS WEEK 6, Schedule:
Sunday, April 13
3 pm ET
San Jose vs. Columbus, UniMas
MLS Standings:
9 Columbus 3-1-0 7/4
9 Toronto FC 3-2-0 5/5
8 Sporting KC 2-1-2 5/4
7 D.C. United 2-2-1 5/6
7 New England 2-3-1 4/8
7 Philadelphia 1-1-4 8/8
6 Houston 2-3-0 7/8
5 Chicago 0-1-5 10/11
4 New York 0-2-4 6/10
3 Montreal 0-3-3 7/11

13 FC Dallas 4-1-1 15/9
10 Colorado 3-1-1 8/5
10 Seattle 3-2-1 12/10
10 Real Salt Lake 2-0-4 10/6
8 Vancouver 2-2-2 8/6
7 LA Galaxy 2-1-1 5/2
6 Chivas USA 1-2-3 7/11
4 Portland 0-2-4 8/11
1 San Jose 0-2-1 4/6
MLS: Leading Scorers
6+2 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
5+1 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
4 Vicente Sanchez, Colorado
3+1 Quincy Amarikwa, Chicago
3 Je-Vaughn Watson
, FC Dallas
3 Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake
3 Federico Higuain, Columbus
3 Kenny Miller, Vancouver
3 Will Bruin, Houston
3 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC

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