PORTLAND, OR – Having not scored a goal in more than a month, the Portland Timbers had one thing on their minds Sunday afternoon at JELD-WEN Field. And they got exactly what they needed with an Eric Brunner strike in the 20th minute and an own goal off the foot of Chicago’s Logan Pause in a 2-1 win over the Fire.
SANTA CLARA, CA — San Jose has made a knack of scoring late, and they did it again on Saturday night as second-half substitute Alan Gordon beat the seemingly unbeatable Andy Gruenebaum in the 90th minute to for a 1-1 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium.
CARSON, CA – Jose Erik Correa scored the lone goal on a penalty kick as Chivas USA snapped a six-game losing streak against derby rivals the LA Galaxy. It was the Goats’ first SuperClásico victory in five years and their first home win in 2012.
COMMERCE CITY, CO – Sporting KC striker Teal Bunbury opened his 2012 goal-scoring account on Saturday with first-half brace at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, but the Colorado Rapids answered back with goals by Tyrone Marshall and Kosuke Kimura in the second half to finish the match tied at two goals apiece. It was both clubs’ first draw of the season.
FRISCO, TX — Panamanian countrymen Blas Pérez and Gabriel Gómez both scored their fourth goals of the year on sensational headers as FC Dallas and the Philadelphia Union battled to a 1-1 tie on Saturday night at FC Dallas Stadium.
MONTREAL, QC — There’s no stopping the East-leading New York Red Bulls lately. A second-half goal by Dane Richards proved the difference as a shorthanded New York Red Bulls side captured their fifth straight league victory and became the first team to win in Montreal, with a 2-1 triumph over the Impact at Olympic Stadium on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON, DC — Reigning league MVP Dwayne De Rosario scored two goals and heaped more misery on Toronto FC as a rampant D.C. United won 3-1 at RFK Stadium on Saturday night. The result represented TFC’s ninth straight loss of the campaign as the nightmare start to the 2012 continues for the Reds.
FOXBOROUGH, MA – Houston midfielder Luiz Camargo scored his first MLS goal in the 87th minute to lift the Dynamo a 2-2 draw with New England at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. Camargo’s deft one-two with Brian Ching and his tidy finish salvaged a point for the visitors. It looked like Saër Sène’s double either side of a Will Bruin header would give the Revs all three points, but the Brazilian’s late intervention ensured each team walked away with a share of the spoils.
VANCOUVER, BC – The Cascadia Cup rivalry matches in 2012 promise to offer plenty of drama if the opening match is any indication. Seattle’s Fredy Montero scored a 90th minute equalizer as the Seattle Sounders came back twice to tie the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2 at BC Place on Saturday in a wild first match of the 2012 Cascadia rivalry series.
WASHINGTON — DC United rode goals from Dwayne De Rosario and Hamdi Salihi to a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids at RFK Stadium on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON, TX – It was a match without many fireworks as the Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers played to a 0-0 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday night.