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Record five teams still winless through Week 6
by Paul Kennedy, April 13th, 2014 6:24PM
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[MLS: Week 6] Chris Wondolowski joined fellow World Cup hopefuls Clint Dempsey (two goals), Kyle Beckerman and Maurice Edu on the scoreboard, but the San Jose Earthquakes had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the Columbus Crew that left it still without a win. After Week 6, five teams are still seeking their first win, more than double than in any of the last five years.

-- They include Portland and New York, last year's winners of the conference regular-season titles, both remain winless at 0-2-4 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.

Winless through Week 6:
2014: Chicago (0-1-5), Montreal (0-3-3), New York (0-2-4), Portland (0-2-4), San Jose (0-2-2)
2013:
Seattle (0-3-2)
2012: Toronto FC (0-6-0)
2011: none.
2010: FC Dallas (0-1-4), D.C. United (0-5-0)
2009: Columbus (0-2-4), LA Galaxy (0-1-4)
2008: none.



World Cup countdown: Six of the 18 MLS World Cup hopefuls whose teams were in action this weekend did not play because of injuries: Michael Bradley (quad), Brad Davis (ankle), Brad Evans (calf), Luis Gil (groin/hamstring), Bill Hamid (foot) and Nick Rimando (knee).

The USA 20:
SUNDAY:
D Clarence Goodson
(90 minutes), San Jose, vs. Columbus
D Michael Parkhurst (90 minutes), Columbus, at San Jose
F Chris Wondolowski (90 minutes, 1 goal), San Jose, vs. Columbus
SATURDAY:
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
IDLE:
D Matt Besler, Sporting KC
M Graham Zusi, Sporting KC

DEMPSEY WATCH. 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 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."

MLS WEEK 6, Results:
Sunday, April 13
San Jose 1 Columbus 1.
CLB: Federico Higuain (Waylon Francis, Hector Jimenez) 44
SJ: Chris Wondolowski (Shea Salinas) 51
Att.: 10,525.

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.



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MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
10 Columbus 3-1-1 10/5
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

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
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
2 San Jose 0-2-2 5/7
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
6+2 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
5+1 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
4+1 Federico Higuain, Columbus
4 Vicente Sanchez, Colorado
3+1 Quincy Amarikwa, Chicago
3+1 Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
3 Je-Vaughn Watson, FC Dallas
3 Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake
3 Kenny Miller, Vancouver
3 Will Bruin, Houston
3 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 7:
Wednesday, April 16
7:30 pm ET
New York vs. Philadelphia, MLS LIVE
Saturday, April 19
4 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Houston MLS LIVE
Chicago vs. New England, NBCSN
6 pm ET
Colorado vs. San Jose, MLS LIVE
7 pm ET
Vancouver vs. LA Galaxy, MLS LIVE
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. D.C. United, MLS LIVE
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC, MLS LIVE
Sporting KC vs. Montreal, MLS LIVE
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Portland, MLS LIVE
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Seattle, MLS LIVE

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 8:
Wednesday, April 23
7:30 pm ET
New York vs. Houston, MLS LIVE
Saturday, April 26
4 pm ET
Seattle vs. Colorado, MLS LIVE Univision Dep.
Montreal vs. Philadelphia, MLS LIVE
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. FC Dallas, MLS LIVE
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. New York, MLS LIVE
New England vs. Sporting KC, MLS LIVE
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver, MLS LIVE
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Chivas USA, MLS LIVE
Sunday, April 27
3 pm ET
Houston vs. Portland, UniMas


2 comments
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: April 13, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.
    Goodson caught ball-watching, that can't be good for his MNT prospects. Still, Quakes playing better....
  1. Andrea Hana
    commented on: April 14, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.
    Sounders are doing GREAT! :)

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