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Sounders extend lead; big nights for Nigerians
by Paul Kennedy, June 8th, 2014 12:20AM
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[MLS: Week 14] The Seattle Sounders will enter the World Cup break with no less than a six-point lead in the Supporters' Shield race thanks to a 3-2 win at the Chicago Fire. Obafemi Martins had two goals to give him eight on the season before being sent off in the 42nd minute.

Fellow Nigerian Fanendo Adi added to his growing reputation with two more goals for the Portland Timbers, who ended their 11-game winless streak against Real Salt Lake with a 3-1 victory in Utah. Adi, acquired on loan from FC Copenhagen, has four goals and two assists in five games.

The Sounders now lead RSL by seven points in the Western Conference. New England will move to within six points of Seattle in the overall standings with a win over New York on Sunday.



-- Jermain Defoe, overlooked for England's World Cup team, scored his from fourth goal in four games, from the penalty spot, since the roster announcement to give Toronto FC a 1-0 win over San Jose.

-- Vancouver extended its unbeaten streak to a record seven games when Pedro Morales scored his sixth goal of the season in the 81st minute to give the Whitecaps a 3-3 tie at Philadelphia.

-- Casey Conor had two goals and Cristian Maidana assisted on all three goals as the Union came back from 2-0 down to take a 3-2 lead it could not hold.

-- The D.C. United-Columbus game, the second game of the doubleheader at Fedex Field after the Spain-El Salvador friendly, ended 0-0. Steve Clark’s penalty save on D.C. striker Fabian Espindola's penalty kick preserved the draw.

MLS WEEK 14, Results:
Saturday, June 7
Toronto FC 1 San Jose 0.
TFC: Jermain Defoe pen. 27.

D.C. United 0 Columbus
0.
Att.: 53,267

Philadelphia 3 Vancouver 3.
VAN: Erik Hurtado (Nigel Reo-Coker, Russell Teibert) 18
VAN: Nicolas Mezquida (Erik Hurtado) 41
PHL: Conor Casey (Cristian Maidana, Fabinho) 63
PHL: Sebastien Le Toux (Vincent Nogueira, Cristian Maidana) 68
PHL: Conor Casey (Cristian Maidana) 71
VAN: Pedro Morales pen. 81
Att.: 18,870.

Chicago 2 Seattle 3.
SEA: Obafemi Martins 31
SEA: Obafemi Martins (pen.) 38
CHI: Harrison Shipp (Quincy Amarikwa) 41
SEA: Lamar Neagle (Kenny Cooper, Marco Pappa) 78
CHI: Harrison Shipp (Quincy Amarikwa) 82
Red Cards: CHI -- Jhon Kennedy Hurtado 37; SEA -- Obafemi Martins 42.
Att.: 16,416.

FC Dallas 2 Colorado 3.
COL: Deshorn Brown (Drew Moor, Jose Mari) 25
FCD: Andres Escobar (Jair Benitez) 33
FCD: Zach Loyd 45+2
COL: Jose Mari (Dillon Powers) 52
FCD: Fabian Castillo 62
Att.: 16,209.

Real Salt Lake 1 Portland 3.
RSL: Luke Mulholland 23
POR: Fanendo Adi (Diego Valeri) 36
POR: Fanendo Adi 45
POR: Will Johnson (pen.) 73
Att.: 20.481.

Friday, June 6
Houston 0 Sporting KC 2.
SKC: Soony Saad (Benny Feilhaber) 45
SKC: Dom Dwyer (pen.) 70
Att.: 18,396.

Wednesday, June 4
Columbus 1 Real Salt Lake 1
RSL: Luis Gil 56
CLB: Ethan Finlay (Ben Speas) 88.
Att.: 11,121.

Colorado 0 Chicago 0
Att.: 13,402.

MLS WEEK 14, Schedule:
Sunday, June 8 
5 pm ET
New England vs. New York, MLS LIVE
8 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA, UDN

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
23 New England 7-4-2 21/16
22 Sporting KC 6-5-4 21/14
22 D.C. United 6-4-4 18/14
19 Toronto FC 6-4-1 15/13
18 Columbus 4-5-6 18/18
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17 Houston 5-9-2 16/29
15 New York 3-5-6 20/22
15 Philadelphia 3-7-6 22/27
14 Chicago 2-4-8 22/25
10 Montreal 1-7-4 11/22

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
32 Seattle 10-3-2 32/23
25 Real Salt Lake 6-2-7 25/21
22 Colorado 6-5-4 21/18
21 FC Dallas 6-7-3 26/26
21 Vancouver 5-2-6 25/20
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19 Portland 4-4-7 26/25
16 LA Galaxy 4-3-4 15/10
16 San Jose 4-5-4 15/14
10 Chivas USA 2-7-4 13/25
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
11+1 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
11 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
8+2 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
8 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
8 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
7+1 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
7 Fabian Espindola, D.C. United
7 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
6+1 Pedro Morales
, Vancouver
6 Gaston Fernandez, Portland
6 Federico Higuain, Columbus
6 Joao Plata
, Real Salt Lake
6 Will Bruin, Houston
6 Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake

MLS WEEK 15, Schedule:
Wednesday, June 11
7:30 pm ET
Montreal vs. D.C. United, MLS LIVE
10 pm ET
Portland vs. FC Dallas, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes


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