NY, DC, Fire and Dallas pick up wins

BY foxsports • September 15, 2012

New York Red Bulls 3, Columbus Crew 1

Thierry Henry scored two goals and added an assist to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.

The victory enabled the Red Bulls (14-7-7) to remain unbeaten at home this season (10-0-3) and gave New York sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference. With 49 points, the Red Bulls temporarily moved past Chicago, two points behind front-runner Sporting Kansas City. The Red Bulls are the only MLS club to remain undefeated at home.

The Red Bulls scored twice in the final 12 minutes to secure the win.

D.C. United 2, New England Revolution 1

Substitute Lewis Neal scored his first MLS goal in the 63rd minute, and D.C. United persevered in its first game without captain Dwayne De Rosario to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 Saturday night.

The win moved United back into playoff position in the Eastern Conference, overtaking Columbus for fifth place.

Chicago Fire 3, Montreal Impact 1

Alex and midfielder Alvaro Fernandez each scored in the second half to lead the Chicago Fire a 3-1 comeback win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

The win pulled the Fire (15-8-5) within a point of Eastern Conference leader Sporting Kansas City. Chicago has 50 points and third-place New York is right behind with 49.

Montreal (12-15-3), playing its first match in two weeks, dropped its second straight after winning five in a row.

FC Dallas 1, Vancouver Whitecaps 0

Julian De Guzman scored in stoppage time to give FC Dallas a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

FC Dallas (9-12-9) now trails the Whitecaps (10-12-7) by one point with the two clubs battling for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Vancouver has played one less game this season than FC Dallas, which won the season series 2-0-1.

Toronto FC 1, Philadelphia Union 1

Sheanon Williams scored in the 85th minute to lift the Philadelphia Union to a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC on Saturday.

Eric Hassli put Toronto (5-17-7), vying for its MLS win in nearly two months, ahead in the 58th minute. It was the French striker's second goal in two games and his third in six outings since joining Toronto from Vancouver.

Chivas USA 0, San Jose Earthquakes 2

Chris Wondolowski scored on a penalty kick in the first half and Alan Gordon added a goal in the second to lead the San Jose Earthquakes over Chivas USA 2-0 Saturday night.

With the win, San Jose (17-6-5) extended its Western Conference lead over Seattle to eight points, while Chivas (7-13-7) is now tied with Portland for fewest in the conference.


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