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Sporting KC back on top; Cahill back in action
June 28th, 2014 1:41AM

TAGS:  mls


[MLS: Week 16] Just three days after losing to Portland in the U.S. Open Cup, Sporting Kansas City got revenge with a 1-0 win on Lawrence Olum's first-half goal.

The win moved Sporting KC into a tie for first place with D.C. United. The loss continued the Timbers' troubles at home, where they have just one win in 10 games.

Just four days after Australia played its last World Cup game, Tim Cahill was back in action for the New York Red Bulls, assisting on Bradley Wright-Phillips’ stoppage-time goal -- his league-high 12th goal of the season -- that earned them a 2-2 tie with Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena.

MLS WEEK 16, Results:
Friday, June 27
New York 2 Toronto FC 2.
NY: Peguy Luyindula (Ambroise Oyongo, Thierry Henry) 36
TOR: Jermaine Defoe (Dominic Oduro, Jonathan Osorio) 55
TOR: Gilberto 72
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Tim Cahill, Matt Miazga) 93+
Att.: 20,176.

Portland 0 Sporting KC 1
SKC: Lawrence Olum (Kevin Ellis, Seth Sinovic) 24.
Att.: 20,814.

Wednesday, June 25
Vancouver 0 Montreal 0.
Att.: 21,000.

MLS WEEK 16, Schedule:
Saturday, June 28
7 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs.  Seattle
7:30 p.m. ET
New England vs. Philadelphia
8 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. FC Dallas
9 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Vancouver
10:30 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake
San Jose vs. LA Galaxy, NBCSN
Sunday, June 29
7:30 p.m. ET
Montreal vs.  Houston

MLS Standings:
25 Sporting KC 7-5-4 22/14
25 D.C. United 7-4-4 22/16
23 New England 7-5-2 21/18
20 Toronto FC 6-4-2 17/135
19 New York 4-5-7 24/24
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
11 Montreal 2-7-5 13/26

32 Seattle 10-3-2 32/23
25 Real Salt Lake 6-2-7 25/21
22 Colorado 6-5-4 21/18
22 FC Dallas 6-7-4 28/28
22 Vancouver 5-2-7 25/20
20 Portland 4-5-8 28/28
17 LA Galaxy 4-3-5 16/11
16 San Jose 4-5-4 15/14
11 Chivas USA 2-7-5 14/26
MLS: Leading Scorers
12+1 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
11 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
9 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
8+1 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
8 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
8 Clint Dempsey, Seattle

7 Fabian Espindola, D.C. United
7 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy

MLS, Week 17:
Wednesday, July 2
8:30 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Toronto FC
10:30 p.m. ET
San Jose vs. Chivas USA
Friday, July 4
8:30 p.m. ET
Houston vs. New York, NBCSN
9 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia
9:30 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Columbus
10 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. New England
11 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs. Portland, NBCSN
Saturday, July 5
7 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. D.C. United
10 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. Seattle
10:30 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. Montreal
Sunday, July 6
3 p.m. ET
Sporting KC vs. Chicago, ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

1 comment
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: June 28, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.
    The second Toronto goal should have been called offside. The offside rule indicates that if a player is interfering with the goalkeeper and he is in an offside position, the goal should be called offside even if he didn't touch the ball. Why would Toronto place a player so close to the goalkeeper and in an apparent offside position if not to distract the keeper?

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