MLS Game Summaries: April 27, 1996

April 27 in Foxboro, Mass.

New England 2 Washington 1 (New England wins shootout 3-2). Goals: Aunger (pen.) 78; Diaz Arce (Williams) 69.

New England -- Heaney, Ibsen, Lalas, Burns, Weiszmann, Aunger, DeBrito, Woodring, Galderisi, Ukrop, Welton. Subs: Sawatzky for DeBrito in 65th minute, Keegan for Galderisi in 74th.

Washington -- Causey, Agoos, Pope, Peay, Imler, Kelderman, Harkes, Williams, Medved, Diaz Arce, Rammel. Subs: Crawley for Rammel in 65th minute, Kamler for Medved in 87th.

Shootout Summary: New England -- Welton (goal), Keegan (no goal--saved), Ukrop (no goal--saved), Woodring (no goal--shot over crossbar), Aunger (goal), Sawatzky (goal); Washington -- Crawley (no goal--too much time), Harkes (no goal--saved), Diaz Arce (goal), Kelderman (goal), Peay (no goal--saved), Pope (no goal--saved). Yellow Cards: New England -- DeBrito 26; Washington -- Harkes 24.

Referee: Esse Baharmast.

Attendance: 32,864.

April 27 in East Rutherford, N.J.

MetroStars 0 Columbus 2. Goals: Bliss 14, Thompson (Khumalo) 87.

MetroStars -- Thornton, Caricola, Harty, Knowles, Zaun, Joseph, Kydes, Vermes, Ramos, Rodriguez, Hernandez. Subs: Savarrese for Kydes in 73rd, Silvera for Joseph in 84th.

Columbus -- Oshoniyi, Clark, Watson, Michallik, Maisonneuve, Khumalo, Battelle, Bliss, Thompson, McBride, Paz. Subs: Yeagley for Battelle in 59th minute, Ward for Maisonneuve in 66th, Carrera for Paz in 88th.

Yellow Cards: MetroStars -- Knowles (33), Zaun (44), Vermes (58); Columbus -- Bliss (15).

Referee: Zimmerman Boulas.

Attendance: 26,416.

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