Quakes' cardiac kids strike again; SKC and Seattle clinch

[MLS SCHEDULE: Week 30]The San Jose Earthquakes scored their ninth goal in stoppage time to earn a 3-3 tie with FC Dallas. Steven Lenhart's goal was his second of the game for Quakes, who came back from 2-1 and 3-2 down to deprive FC Dallas of a chance to take over fifth place in the Western Conference.

-- Graham Zusi scored two goals as first-place Sporting Kansas City extended its lead and became the first team to clinch a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire.

-- The New York Red Bulls got a goal and three assists from Thierry Henry to beat Toronto FC, 4-1, and move into a tie for second place with Chicago.

-- The Seattle Sounders clinched a playoff berth in the Western Conference with a 0-0 tie at the Vancouver Whitecaps.

-- First Omar Gonzalez, now A.J. DelaGarza. The other former Maryland Terrapin in the Los Angeles Galaxy's central defense has been injured. DelaGarza went down in the Galaxy's 1-1 tie at the Colorado Rapids with a knee injury. The Galaxy will know in a few days the extent of the injury, but it looked serious.

WEEK 30, RESULTS:
Sept. 30 in Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado 1 Los Angeles 1. Goals: Castrillon (Freeman) 16; Sarvas 10.
Colorado -- Pickens, Zapata, Freeman, Moor, Wynne, Castrillon, Rivero (Smith, 75th), Larentowicz, Thomas (Nane, 73), Casey, Cummings.
Los Angeles -- Saunders, Gonzalez, Franklin, Dunivant, DeLaGarza (Meyer, 34), Juninho, Sarvas, Magee (Buddle, 73), Donovan, Beckham (Stephens, 87), Keane.
Referee: Allen Chapman.



Sept. 29 in Santa Clara, Calif.
San Jose 3 FC Dallas 3. Goals: Gordon (Chavez, Cronin) 24, Lenhart (Gordon), 82, Lenhart (Gordon), 94+; Perez (Jackson) 37, Perez (Ferreira) 72, Hedges 88.
San Jose -- Busch, Bernardez, Beitashour, Morrow, Hernandez, Baca (Stephenson, 82), Cronin, Ballouchy (Lenhart, 52), Chavez (Salinas, 72), Wondolowski, Gordon.
FC Dallas -- Hartman, Pertuz, Loyd, Benitez, Hedges, Jackson, Jacobson (D.Hernandez, 75), Ferreira, De Guzman (Marcelin, 90), Shea (Castillo, 69), Perez.
Referee: Geoff Gamble.
Att.: 10,744.



Sept. 29 in Vancouver
Vancouver 0 Seattle 0.
Vancouver -- Knighton, Lee, O'Brien, DeMerit, Harvey, Koffie, Rochat, Robson, Thorrington (Watson 17), Miller, Mattocks (Camilo 42).
Seattle -- Gspurning, Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez, Rosales (Zakuani 70), Alonso, Tiffert, Evans (Rose 74), Montero, Johnson.
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Att.: 21,000



Sept. 29 in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus 3 Philadelphia 2. Goals: Arrieta (Miranda) 45, Arrieta (Gruenebaum) 45+, Mirosevic 4 (J.Williams) 88; Cruz (pen.) 65, McInerney (Torres) 86.
Columbus -- Gruenebaum, Miranda, Marshall, James (Gehrig, 80), J.Williams, Gaven (Meram, 86), Mirosevic, O’Rourke, Birchall, Higuain, Arrieta (Renteria, 66).
Philadelphia -- MacMath, Gaddis, S.Williams, Okugo, Valdes, Carroll, Lahoud, Cruz (Torres, 81), G.Farfan (McInerney, 66), M.Farfan, Martinez (Hoppenot, 57).
Referee: Matthew Foerster.
Att.: 14,673.



Sept. 29 in Houston
Houston 2 New England 0. Goals: R.Clark (Davis, Ching) 77, Garcia (Creavalle) 93+.
Houston -- Hall, Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe, Davis (Creavalle 91+), R.Clark, Moffat, Garcia, Bruin (Weaver 74), Carr (Ching 65).
New England -- Shuttleworth, Alston, Soares, McCarthy, Barnes (Fagundez 83), Cardenas, Feilhaber, Simms (Toja 46), Rowe, Imbongo (Brettschneider 78), Bengtson.
Referee: Drew Fischer.
Att.: 22,039.



Sept 29 in Harrison, N.J.
New York 4 Toronto FC 1. Goals: Holgersson (Henry) 13, Cooper (Henry, Sam) 27, Cooper (Henry, Solli) 88, Henry (Cooper, Barklage) 93+; Johnson (Lambe) 6.
New York -- Robles, Barklage, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde, Sam (Solli 58), McCarty, Cahill, Lindpere (Tainio 91+), Cooper, Henry.
Toronto FC -- F.Hall, J.Hall, Eckersley, O’Dea, Morgan, Lambe (Avila 83), Maund, Dunfield, Silva (Wiedeman 46), Amarikwa, Johnson.
Referee: Fotis Bazakos.
Att.: 25,017.



Sept. 29 in Carson, Calif.
Chivas USA 1 Real Salt Lake 4. Goals: Saborio (Morales, Espindola) 8, Saborio (Espindola) 12, Saborio 65, Paulo Jr. (Espindola, Johnson) 81.
Chivas USA -- Kennedy, Califf, Valencia, Riley, Jazic, LaBrocca, Vagenas (Zemanski, 73), Minda, Smith (Agudelo, 57), Bolanos, Angel (Correa, 82).
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando, Schuler, Beltran, Borchers, Wingert (Mansally, 46), Gil, Johnson, Beckerman, Morales (Steele, 83), Espindola, Saborio (Paulo Jr., 73).
Referee: Juan Guzman.
Att.: 11,450.



Sept. 29 in Portland, Ore,
Portland 1 D.C. United 1.
Goals: Dike 79; Pontius 12 (pen.) 60.
Portland -- Bendik, Smith, Horst, Wallace, Mosquera (Danso, 25), Kimura (Mwanga, 81), Jewsbury, Nagbe, Zizzo (Richards, 90+), Songo'o, Dike.
D.C. United -- Hamid, Jakovic, Korb, McDonald, DeLeon (Russell, 90+), Saragosa, Najar, Kitchen, Neal (Boskovic, 84), Pontius, Pajoy (Salihi, 82).
Referee: Michael Kennedy.
Att.: 20,438.



Sept. 28 in Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting KC 2 Chicago 0.
Sporting KC -- Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Olum, Sinovic; Nagamura, Julio Cesar, Espinoza; Zusi, Sapong, Kamara.
Chicago -- Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Fernandez, Pause (Paladini, 80), Alex (Oduro, 61), Nyarko (Franco 71); Rolfe, MacDonald.
Red Card: Chicago -- Segares 94.
Referee: Chris Penso.
Att.: 21,010.
 


STANDINGS:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
58 *Sporting KC 17-7-7 39/25
53 New York 15-8-8 54/44
53 Chicago 16-9-5 42/36
51 D.C. United 15-10-6 48/40
49 Houston 13-8-10 44/37
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48 Columbus 14-11-6 39/39
40 Montreal 12-15-4 44/49
30 Philadelphia 8-15-6 31/36
29 New England 7-16-8 37/43
22 Toronto FC 5-19-7 35/59

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
61 *San Jose 18-6-7 65/39
52 *Real Salt Lake 16-11-4 44/34
50 *Los Angeles 15-11-5 55/43
49 *Seattle 13-7-10 45/31
39 Vancouver 10-12-9 31/40
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37 FC Dallas 9-12-10 38/41
31 Colorado 9-18-4 39/46
30 Portland 7-15-9 32/52
28 Chivas USA 7-16-7 21/49
*Clinched playoff berth.

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1 comment about "Quakes' cardiac kids strike again; SKC and Seattle clinch".
  1. Kerry Ogden, October 1, 2012 at 5:09 p.m.

    I can't believe how terrible and one sided the refereeing was during the SKC vs Chicago match, I'm happy it help NYRB's but I'd rather not see ref's like this allowed to ref games!!!

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