Comeback keeps Sounders trending up
Tyson Wahl and Alvaro Fernandez scored six minutes apart late in the first half as the Seattle Sounders came from behind to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 in Major League Soccer on Sunday.
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The Sounders won their season-high third straight game and are unbeaten in their past six. The Revolution have not won in seven games.
New England scored in the third minute, when Gambian midfielder Sainey Nyassi drilled in a shot following a corner for his first goal of the year.
Wahl's equalized in the 34th minute, notching his first MLS goal in some style. On a direct free kick from the edge of the box, he hit the ball over the wall, and it dipped under the crossbar into the top left corner.
Uruguayan midfielder Fernandez scored the go-ahead goal midway through the 40th minute with his fourth goal of the season.
Columbus Crew 4, ColoradoRapids 1
In Columbus, Andres Mendoza scored twice as Columbus responded to an early setback to comfortably beat ten-man Colorado.
Rapids forward Conor Casey put the visitors ahead in the fifth minute, but Eddie Gaven equalized for Columbus in the 12th and the hosts went ahead through Peruvian striker Mendoza in the 18th.
Casey was sent off in the 29th minute for sliding knee-first into the head of Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer.
Mendoza's sixth goal in the past six games made it 3-1 in the 48th minute and Tommy Heinemann added his first MLS goal nine minutes later.
Chicago Fire 1, New York Red Bulls 1
In Bridgeview, Illinois, Marco Pappa's long-distance goal in the 58th minute gave Chicago yet another draw, holding New York.
The result extended Chicago's unbeaten string to seven matches, but only one of those was a win. The Red Bulls' winless streak reached three, although the point moved them within two of Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference lead.
New York's Joel Lindpere took advantage of a deflection to score from deep on the right side in the 40th minute.
Chicago equalized when Guatemalan midfielder Pappa's 30-yard shot bounced over diving New York goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul.
New York was without forward Juan Agudelo, midfielder Rafael Marquez and defender Tim Ream because of international commitments.