MLS Summaries (Sept. 26): San Jose eliminates Columbus

San Jose became the first team to advance to the MLS semifinals when it beat Columbus, 3-0, to take the series, 6 points to 0. Miami, first in the regular-season standings, not only fell to Kansas City, 3-0, but has lost Diego Serna and Pablo Mastroeni on red cards for Game 3 Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale. The MetroStars beat Los Angeles, 4-1, rallying from a 1-0 deficit with four late goals. The Galaxy had lost Greg Vanney on a red card early in the second half. Sept. 26 in East Rutherford, N.J. MetroStars 4 Los Angeles 1. Goals: Faria (Valencia, Chung) 72, Chung (D.Hernandez) 75, Faria (Villegas, Hernandez) 80, Valencia 83, Victorin (Elliott) 4. MetroStars -- Howard, D.Hernandez, Perez, Jolley, Petke, Villegas, Williams (Alvarez 87), Paule, Chung, Valencia, Faria (Walsh, 82). Los Angeles -- Hartman, Waibel, Vanney, Califf (Lalas, 87), Vagenas, Hendrickson, Elliott, Cienfuegos (Quijano, 65), Jones (Ching, 88), Victorine, Frye. Yellow Cards: MetroStars -- Petke 50; Los Angeles -- Vanney 22, Vanney 48. Red Card: Los Angeles -- Vanney 48. Referee: Noel Kenny. Att.: 12,817. Series: MetroStars lead, 4-1. September 26 in Kansas City Kansas City 3 Miami 0. Goals: Lowe (McKeon, Gomez) 24, McKeon pen. 31, Gomez (Vermes) 49+ Kansas City -- Meola, Klein, Garcia, Vermes, Burns, Zavagnin, McKeon, Gomez (Johnston, 46), Glasgow (Brown, 21), Lassiter (Gregor, 60), Lowe. Miami -- Rimando (Cassar, 46), McKinley, Llamosa (Dunseth, 46), Mastroeni, Woan (Marshall, 43), Rooney, Bishop, Henderson, Pineda Chacon, Preki (Alavanja, 46), Serna Yellow Cards: Kansas City -- Lassiter 38, Burns 60, Vermes 80; Miami -- Mastroeni 4, Mastroeni 30, Woan 41. Red Cards: Miami -- Mastroeni 30, Serna 82. Referee: Alex Prus. Att.: 5,803. Series: Tied, 3-3. Sept. 26 in San Jose San Jose 3 Colombus 0. Goals: Lagos (Barrett, Donovan) 9, Cerritos (Barrett, Corrales) 68, Donovan (Agoos, Mulrooney) 76. San Jose -- Cannon, Agoos, Conrad, Dayak, Barrett, Ekelund, Russell (Corrales, 50), Lagos (Ibsen, 71), Mulrooney, Agogo (Cerritos, 67), Donovan. Columbus -- Presthus, Clark, Bonseu, Lapper (Torres, 72), Maisonneuve, Elcock (Buddle, 73), Harkes, Warzycha, Duhaney (West, 58), Perez, Cunningham. Yellow Cards: Columbus -- Warzycha 30, Lapper 61, Clark 91+. Referee: Kevin Stott. Att.: 10,419. Series: San Jose wins, 6-0.
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