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MLS Summaries (May 30): Miami rolls on, Balboa sets mark
May 31st, 2001 12AM
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Captain Jim Rooney netted his third consecutive game-winning goal to lead Miami to its fourth straight win, a 2-1 victory over D.C. United at Lockhart Stadium. Miami, which extended its lead atop the Eastern Division, has the most wins (8) and most points (25) in MLS. In Chicago Luis Hernandez scored his first two goals of the season as Los Angeles rallied to knock off the Fire 4-3 at Soldier Field. The Galaxy extinguished the Fire's unbeaten streak at 15 games, one short of a new MLS record. Colorado used a late John Spencer goal to take a 1-1 draw away from Spartan Stadium against San Jose. Spencer's 77th minute rocket evened the score and sent the game to overtime, while also allowing defender Marcelo Balboa to make MLS history as he became the first MLS defender to amass 20 goals and 20 assists. May 30 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Miami 2 D.C. United 1. Goals: Preki (pen.) 11, Rooney (Serna, Cullen) 71; Albright (Etcheverry) 54. Miami Fusion -- Nick Rimando, Pablo Mastroeni, Carlos Llamosa, Ivan McKinley (Leo Cullen 66), Tyrone Marshall, Preki, Jim Rooney, Ian Bishop, Chris Henderson (Jay Heaps 58), Diego Serna (Jeff Bilyk 82), Alex Pineda Chacon. Yellow cards: Bishop 12, McKinley 18, Mastroeni 52. D.C. United -- Mike Ammann, Craig Ziadie, Carey Talley (A.J. Wood 87), Brian Kamler, Bobby Convey, Ryan Nelsen (Jose Alegria 46), Marco Etcheverry, Mark Lisi, Eric Denton, Jaime Moreno (Abdul Thompson Conteh 72), Chris Albright. Yellow cards: Ziadie 29, Denton 38, Nelsen 39, Moreno 58. Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela. Attendance: 6,524. Weather: Cloudy, overcast, 82 degrees. May 30 in Chicago Chicago 3 Los Angeles 4. Goals: Stoitchkov (pen.) 12, Marsch (Kovalenko, D. Beasley) 15, Wynalda (Kovalenko, Stoitchkov) 75; Hernandez (Mullan, Elliott) 19, Vanney (pen.) 22, Vagenas 53, Hernandez (Vanney, Jones) 70. Chicago Fire -- Zach Thornton, C.J. Brown (Jamar Beasley 88), Andrew Lewis, Diego Gutierrez, Evan Whitfield (Sergi Daniv 70), Jesse Marsch (Eric Wynalda 60), Chris Armas, DaMarcus Beasley, Peter Nowak, Hristo Stoitchkov, Dema Kovalenko. Yellow cards: Brown 56, Gutierrez 77. Los Angeles Galaxy -- Matt Reis, Ezra Hendrickson, Danny Califf, Greg Vanney, Paul Caligiuri, Peter Vagenas, Mauricio Cienfuegos (Sasha Victorine 76), Simon Elliott (Danny Pena 57), Cobi Jones (Adam Frye 86), Luis Hernandez, Brian Mullan. Yellow cards: Cienfuegos 10, Califf 71, Hernandez 74. Referee: Kevin Terry. Attendance: 9,498. Weather: Cloudy, 55 degrees. May 30 in San Jose, Calif. San Jose 1 Colorado 1. Goals: Cerritos (Russell, Donovan) 40; Spencer (Baba, Balboa) 77. San Jose Earthquakes -- Joe Cannon, Troy Dayak, Jeff Agoos, Zak Ibsen (Jim Conrad 62), Wade Barrett, Ian Russell, Ronnie Ekelund, Manuel Lagos, Richard Mulrooney, Landon Donovan, Ronald Cerritos (Chris Carrieri 71). Yellow cards: Dayak 76, Conrad 89. Colorado Rapids -- David Kramer, Robin Fraser, Lance Key, Steven Herdsman (Paul Bravo 46), Chris Martinez (Scott Vermillion 60), Chris Dawes, Marcelo Balboa, Imad Baba, Jason Moore, John Spencer, Ross Paule (Neathan Gibson 74). Yellow cards: Martinez 46+, Dawes 52, Paule 59, Dawes 100. Red card: Dawes 101+. Referee: Peter Kokolski. Attendance: 15,217. Weather: Hot, mid-90s.

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