Sunday, July 31, 2016

MLS: SKC, RSL, Lions, Reds Win On Five-Draw Sunday

Nine games were contested in Major League Soccer on Sunday.

At Kansas City, Kansas:

Jacob Peterson scored the only goal of the match in the 50th as Sporting Kansas City defeated the visiting Portland Timbers 1-0.

At Seattle:

Sebastian Lleget's equalizer in the 78th minute lifted the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 1-1 road draw with the Seattle Sounders in the hosts' first contest of the post-Sigi Schmid era.  Christian Roldan scored in the 49th minute for the Sounders, playing their opening match under interim head coach Brian Schmetzer.

At Frisco, Texas:

Kellyn Acosta (56') and Maximiliano Urruti (59') each scored a second-half goal three minutes apart as FC Dallas blanked the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0.

At Washington:

Hernan Bernardello's equalizer in the 86th minute lifted the Montreal Impact to a 1-1 road draw with DC United.  Patrick Mullins scored for the hosts in the 20th minute.

At Bridgeview, Illinois:

Matt Polster (OG-16') and Bradley Wright-Phillips (90') each scored once as the New York Red Bulls gained a 2-2 road draw with the Chicago Fire.  David Accam (35') and the aforementioned Matt Polster (45'+2) provided the scoring for the Fire.

At Chester, Pennsylvania:

Javire Morales scored the winning goal in the 54th minute as Real Salt Lake defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on the road.

At Orlando, Florida:

Kevin Molino scored twice (64', 83') as Orlando City---in Jason Kries' first game as their new head coach, upended the visiting New England Revolution 3-1.

At Toronto:

Tsubasa Endoh (8'), Sebastian Giovinco (24'), and Joey Altidore (87') each delivered a goal as Toronto FC dominated the visiting Columbus Crew 3-0.

At Houston:

Chris Wondolowski's equalizer in the 59th minute lifted the San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-1 road deadlock with the Houston Dynamo.  Alex scored in the second minute of first-half stoppage-time for the struggling hosts.



1.   New York City FC (GP: 23; GD: 0; PTS: 36)
2.   New York Red Bulls (GP: 23; GD: +8; PTS: 32)
3.   Toronto FC (GP: 21; GD: +5; PTS: 30)
4.   Philadelphia (GP: 22; GD: +1; PTS: 30)
5.   Montreal (GP: 21; GD: +5; PTS: 30)
6.   New England (GP: 22; GD: -8; PTS: 26)
7.   Orlando City SC (GP: 21; GD: -1; PTS: 26)
8.   DC United (GP: 21; GD: -6; PTS: 23)
9.   Columbus (GP: 21; GD: -9; PTS: 19)
10. Chicago (GP: 20; GD: -8; PTS: 18)

NOTES:  With Toronto FC, Philadelphia, and Montreal level on points (30), the Reds and Union each have more wins (8 apiece) than the Impact (7); Toronto FC have the superior goal differential  vis-a-viv Philadelphia (+5, to the Union's +1); with New England and Orlando City level on points (26), the Revolution have more wins than the Lions (6-5).


1.   FC Dallas (GP: 24; GD: +6; PTS: 44)
2.   Colorado (GP: 21; GD: +5; PTS: 38)
3.   Los Angeles (GP: 21; GD: +15; PTS: 36)
4.   Kansas City (GP: 24; GD: +3; PTS: 34)
5.   Real Salt Lake (GP: 22; GD: 0; PTS: 34)
6.   Vancouver (GP: 23; GD: -4; PTS: 30)
7.   Portland (GP: 23; GD: -1; PTS: 29)
8.   San Jose (GP: 21; GD: -1; PTS: 27)
9.   Seattle (GP: 21; GD: -7; PTS: 21)
10. Houston (GP: 21; GD: -3; PTS: 20)

NOTE: With Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake level on points (34), SKC have more wins than RSL (10-9). 

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