By Mike Woitalla YOUNG MIDFIELDERS SHINE.
Playing its eighth game of the month and without injured attackers Carlos Ruiz
, Roberto Mina
and Ronnie O'Brien
Dallas still managed an emphatic win, thanks much to the midfied play of Arturo Alvarez
, 21, and Ramon Nunez
, 20. Nunez scored twice and assisted on Kenny Cooper's goal in a 4-1 win
over Colorado in front of 18,329 fans in Pizza Hut Park. The game was part of a doubleheader that included Mexico's Club America beating England's Everton on PKs after a 1-1 tie. FAIR
There were no cards and referee Alex Prus
called only 14 fouls during FC Dallas' 4-1 win over Colorado
. Two minutes after scoring the penalty kick that
earned the Houston Dynamo a 1-1 tie with the Red Bulls, Dwayne De Rosario
received a red card for hitting Red Bull Danny O'Rourke
, who received his second yellow after the
scuffle. STREAK STOP.
The league's worst team ended its best team's undefeated streak. Real Salt Lake, with a pair of penalty kicks in the 90th minute and five minutes into
stoppage time by Jeff Cunningham
, beat D.C. United 2-1, ending a 14-game undefeated streak. Jaime Moreno
's 104th career goal had given United the lead in the 36th minute. United now
has two losses on the season. NO-WIN SITUATION.
With a 0-0 tie, Chicago and Columbus helped each other extend their winless streaks to four and 11, respectively.
U.S. World Cup player Josh Wolff
scored his third goal of the season to give Kansas City an early 1-0 lead over New England, but fellow Germany 2006 player Clint
set up Steve Ralston
for the equalizer in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Kansas City did snap a seven-game losing streak. HIGH AND LOW.
attendance in Salt Lake City was 20,027; Colorado's 1-0 win over Houston on Wednesday drew 4,220 fans in Denver.
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