Saturday, August 13, 2016

MLS: Red Bulls, Philly, DCU Triumphant On Three-Draw Saturday

Six games were played in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

At Harrison, New Jersey:

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice (22', 41'; he becomes his team's all-time leading regular-season goal scorer with 59 tallies) as the New York Red Bulls downed the visiting Montreal Impact 3-1.

At Columbus, Ohio:

Ethan Finlay scored twice (PK-80', 90'+5) and Justin Meram once (49') as the Columbus scrambled to gain a wild 3-3 home draw with New York City. David Villa scored twice (83', PK-90'+2) and Frank Lampard once (41') for the guests.

At Foxborough, Massachusetts:

C.J. Sapong (2'), Chris Pontius (51'), Richie Marquez (54'), and Roland Alberg (90'+3) each scored once as the Philadelphia Union demolished the New England Revolution 4-0 on the road.

At Washington:

In a contest which saw its' kickoff delayed by an hour due to excessive heat in the nation's capital, Steve Birnbaum (7') and Luciano Acosta (29') each scored once as DC United snapped a six-game winless streak by blanking the visiting Portland Timbers 2-0.

At Frisco, Texas:

Dom Dwyer scored twice (68', 73') as Sporting Kansas City gained a 2-2 road draw with conference-and-league-leading FC Dallas.  Tesho Akindele (66') and Maxi Urruti (76') each delivered a goal for the hosts who are still unbeaten at home.

At Carson, California:

Daniel Steres' equalizer in the 62nd minute lifted the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 1-1 home deadlock with the Colorado Rapids, whose goal came courtesy of Shkelzen Gashii (51').

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