Seattle Sounders' struggles continue
Seattle Sounders 0, NE Revolution 0
The Seattle Sounders failed to deliver on coach Sigi Schmid's victory guarantee, tying the New England Revolution 0-0 on Saturday despite dominating most of the play.
In remarks to reporters Friday, Schmid promised that the Sounders (0-3-2), off to the worst start in the five-year history of the franchise, would win for the first time this season.
The Sounders have scored only two goals, and both of those scorers - Eddie Johnson (hamstring) and Brad Evans (calf) - were sidelined with injuries Saturday.
New England (1-2-2) has gone without a goal for four-plus games totaling 388 minutes since scoring in the 62nd minute of a season-opening 1-0 victory at Chicago on March 9.
Seattle dominated both halves, outshooting the Revolution 13-5. The Sounders were especially dangerous during the first half when they got off eight shots.
Two of those came within a minute of each other. Steve Zakuani broke toward the top right corner of New England's 6-yard box to get on the end of a well-placed cross by Lamar Neagle, but goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth blocked it over the goal line midway through the 14th minute.
On the ensuing corner kick, the ball wound up at the feet of Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso to the right of the arc, but his shot went barely over the crossbar, skimming across the top of the netting.
Zakuani had another point-blank try early in the 44th minute, but Shuttleworth saved it with his foot.
FC Dallas 1, LA Galaxy 0
George John scored in the 87th minute to carry FC Dallas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.
John directed a header into the left corner from less than 5 yards, then hit the back of his head on the right post, opening a cut.
Dallas improved to 4-0-0 at home and 5-1-1 overall. Los Angeles dropped to 2-1-2.
In the 69th minute Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez slid a few feet to his left to deflect Landon Donovan's penalty kick. Donovan has scored more career goals against Dallas that any other player with 17.
Fernandez finished with three saves.
Los Angeles' Carlo Cudicini stopped Kenny Cooper's penalty kick, making a diving save to swat away the shot from the left corner of the net. Dallas was awarded the penalty kick after Leonardo was given a red card in the 60th minute for a hard foul on Blas Perez inside the penalty area, forcing the Galaxy to play a man short the rest of the game.
Donovan made his first MLS start of the season. He took an extended leave of absence following MLS Cup 2012 in December and made his season debut against Toronto FC on March 30 as a second-half substitute.
DC United 0, New York Red Bulls 2
Thierry Henry scored in his first start in a month, and defender Jamison Olave added a goal in the New York Red Bulls' 2-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night.
Henry, back at full strength after a knee injury, opened the scoring in the 29th minute, and Olave scored in the 36th to help New York (2-3-2) win for the first time in its last five tries at RFK Stadium dating to April 2011. The teams played to scoreless draw March 16.
United dropped to 1-4-1. The Washington club has scored only two goals and been shutout four times. It has lost two straight at home after a 17-game unbeaten run.
Vancouver Whitecaps, 1 Real Salt Lake 1
Camilo scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute to help the Vancouver Whitecaps tie Real Salt Lake 1-1 on Saturday.
Camilo scored after having four shots stopped in the first half as the Whitecaps (2-2-2) earned a point in their first home game since March 9.
Vancouver received the penalty kick after defender Nat Borchers went to field the ball in the box, but accidentally fell and got his hand it.
Second-half substitute Olmes Garcia opened the scoring for Salt Lake (2-3-2) in the 66th minute.
Philadelphia Union 1, Toronto FC 1
Jack McInerney scored in the second minute of stoppage time to give the Philadelphia Union a 1-1 tie with Toronto FC on Saturday.
McInerney, who leads the Union with four goals, scored about 4 minutes after Toronto FC's Ashtone Morgan was ejected with a red card. Morgan accumulated two yellow cards and was sent off in the 88th minute.
The Union is 2-2-2, and Toronto 1-2-3.
Toronto opened the scoring in the 71st minute when Robert Earnshaw scored his fifth goal of the season, tying him for first in the league with the Los Angeles Galaxy's Mike Magee.
From there, it became quite chippy with physical play from both clubs.
When Morgan was ejected, the Union seemed to be energized. In fact, second-year forward Antoine Hoppenot had a chance to score in the waning seconds. Hoppenot broke free and took a shot from 10 feet away, but he was stymied by goalkeeper Joseph Bendik.
Chivas USA 0, Colorado Rapids 1
Rookie Deshorn Brown scored on a penalty kick in the 7th minute and the Colorado Rapids held on for a 1-0 victory over Chivas USA on Saturday night.
Brown converted from the penalty spot after he was knocked over by Eric Avila in Chivas' box when he took a pass from Dillon Powers. The Rapids (2-3-2), missing six top players due to injury, won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Chivas USA (3-2-1) missed a penalty kick near the end of the first half, struggled to create scoring chances and lost for the first time in five games.
Chivas could have tied it after Jose Erick Correa was knocked down by Shane O'Neill as he leaped for a short cross from Laurent Courtois, but Correa fired off the crossbar, and Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin got low to save Carlos Alvarez's rebound from 19 yards.