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Galaxy stymied in SuperClasico, Revs fall at home
by Paul Kennedy, June 8th, 2014 11:12PM
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[MLS: Week 14] The LA Galaxy's inconsistent form continued as it had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the Western Conference's last-place team, Chivas USA, in their SuperClasico. Meanwhile, Eastern Conference leader New England fell at home to the depleted New York Red Bulls for the first time since 2002, dropping a 2-0 decision.

Sunday's result extended the Galaxy's unbeaten streak to four games but it will head into the World Cup in seventh place in the Western Conference, albeit with at least several games in hand on the teams ahead of it. The game marked the first start of the year for Robbie Rogers -- at left back.

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The Red Bulls were playing without Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill, Jamison Olave, Roy Miller and Dax McCarty but won on goals by Eric Alexander and Peguy Luyindula. Just a year out of high school, Matt Miazga got his first start for New York, while rookie Chris Duvall earned another start on the makeshift backline.



SATURDAY. The Seattle Sounders will enter the World Cup break with a seven-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 42 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 point in the Western Conference. New England leads the Eastern Conference by a point over Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United, though United can take the lead at the break with a win at Montreal on Wednesday.

-- Jermain Defoe, overlooked for England's World Cup team, scored his 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 nightcap of the doubleheader at Fedex Field that opened with 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:
Sunday, June 8
LA Galaxy 1 Chivas USA 1.
CHV: Erick Torres (Martin Rivero) 22
LA: Gyasi Zardes (Marcelo Sarvas, Stefan Ishizaki) 35
Att.: 19,756.

New England 0 New York 2.
NY: Eric Alexander (Lloyd Sam) 17
NY: Peguy Luyindula 76
Att.: 23,950

Saturday, June 7

Toronto FC 1 San Jose 0.
TFC: Jermain Defoe pen. 27.
Att.: 22,591.

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 Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
23 New England 7-5-2 21/18
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 New York 4-5-6 22/22
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18 Columbus 4-5-6 18/18
17 Houston 5-9-2 16/29
15 Philadelphia 3-7-6 22/27
14 Chicago 2-4-8 22/25
10 Montreal 2-6-4 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
17 LA Galaxy 4-3-5 16/11
16 San Jose 4-5-4 15/14
11 Chivas USA 2-7-5 14/26
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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
9+1 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 Maximiliano Urruti, 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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