Week 4 of the MLS season provided the HIGHEST SCORING WEEKEND of
the season as 22 goals fell in six games for a 3.6 goals per game average. D.C.
United and New England, in their first meeting since last season's 3-3
playoff barn-burner (followed by a United PK win), treated RFK fans to a 4-3
game, but this time the visitors were victorious. In other high-scoring affairs,
L.A. downed Chivas USA, 3-1, in MLS's first derby and San Jose
notched a 3-2 comeback win over Kansas City.
American midfielder DaMARCUS BEASLEY played the full 90 minutes in PSV
Eindhoven's 3-0 win over Vitesse in which PSV clinched the Dutch Eredivisie
title, its 18th. Beasley has made 28 league appearances and is the team's fifth
leading scoring with six goals.
American keeper KASEY KELLER was Kicker Magazine's man of the match as he
helped his relegation-threatened Borussia Moenchengladbach to a 0-0 tie at
Nuremberg. Keller preserved the tie with a diving save off Marek Mintal's volley
late in the game.
The METROSTARS' 1-0 loss to Chicago on Friday before 9,692 Giants Stadium
fans gives them just two points from a three-game homestand to start the season.
Amado Guevara missed a penalty kick for the Metros, who also saw
defenders Jeff Agoos and Jeff Parke go off injured. The Metros were booed off
Manchester United pulled of a 2-1 win over Newcastle but American keeper TIM
HOWARD looked bad on Newcastle's goal, having mis-kicked a back pass to
scorer Darren Ambrose.
PRESTON NORTH END, which is poised to earn a playoff spot for promotion
to the English Premier League, has lost American winger Eddie Lewis for
the rest of the season. Lewis, who underwent an appendectomy on Saturday
morning, had appeared in 40 of Preston's 44 league games this season. Without
Lewis, Preston fell, 2-1, to Millwall on Sunday. "It's disappointing for both
Eddie and us. But the important thing is that he is all right and concentrates
on getting a speedy recovery," said North End manager Billy Davies.