Los Angeles Galaxy earns 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake / MLS
Gyasi Zardes scores goal for Galaxy, which extends its unbeaten streak to seven games.
The Associated Press
CARSON, Calif. — Gyasi Zardes scored to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.
Marcelo Sarvas sent in a cross that Landon Donovan let it go past him for an oncoming Zardes. He controlled the ball with his left foot, then sent in a right-footed shot that hit off the left post and angled back behind the right goal line in the 20th minute.
The Galaxy (6-3-6) extended its undefeated streak to seven games. Salt Lake fell to 7-4-7.
Sporting Kansas City 2, at Montreal 1
Dom Dwyer took advantage of a defensive lapse to score his second goal of the game in the 89th minute, lifting Sporting Kansas City to a victory over Montreal.
Montreal defender Heath Pearce and goalkeeper Troy Perkins got their signals crossed, and neither cleared a harmless ball away from the 18-yard box. The hesitation was enough for Dwyer to pounce on the loose ball and get his 14th goal of the season to give Sporting (8-5-5) its third victory in four games.
At Red Bulls 4, Crew 1
Thierry Henry had three assists and the go-ahead goal, leading New York (5-5-8) to a victory over Columbus (4-6-8).
Henry scored in the 45th minute when he nonchalantly floated the ball just inside the far post. Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark was out of position after blocking Bradley Wright-Phillips’ header, and then another shot was blocked by a defender.
At Toronto 4, Dynamo 2
Jermain Defoe set up two goals and then scored two of his own, leading Toronto to a victory over Houston.
Chivas USA 3, at Whitecaps 1
Carlyle Mitchell’s first MLS goal wasn’t enough to prevent Vancouver (6-4-7) from falling to Chivas USA (6-7-5) at BC Place.
After Mitchell gave Whitecaps FC a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, Chivas USA responded with three unanswered second-half goals to earn its fourth straight victory. Two of those three goals came after the Whitecaps were reduced to 10 men in the 69th minute when Jordan Harvey was sent off with a red card.
Rapids 3, at Union 3
Deshorn Brown scored the tying goal in the 86th minute as Colorado (7-5-6) rallied for a draw against Philadelphia (4-8-7).
Fire 1, at Revolution 0
Quincy Amarikwa scored in the third minute and Sean Johnson saved a penalty kick in the 86th to seal Chicago’s victory over New England.
Johnson’s big stop helped the Fire (3-4-10) stop a six-game winless streak. It was the fifth consecutive MLS loss for New England (7-8-2).