MLS 2012: Week 3 Recap

Kansas City 2 Dallas 1
KANSAS CITY, KA – Kevin Hartman came up huge against his old club – once. It wasn’t enough. Hartman saved Kei Kamara’s penalty kick early in the second half, but Kamara got the last word when he scored in the 88th minute to give Sporting Kansas City a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas in front of 15,161 at Livestrong Sporting Park on Sunday night.

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New York 4 Colorado 1
HARRISON, NJ – The New York Red Bulls gave their fans a real treat in their home opener, and they handed the Colorado Rapids their first loss of the season in the process. Two goals in the first six minutes paved the way for the hosts, as they recorded their first win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Colorado in front of 21,024 fans at Red Bull Arena on Sunday afternoon.

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Vancouver 0 DC United 0
VANCOUVER, BC – The Vancouver Whitecaps hosted DC United on Saturday night and both teams picked up their first draw of the season in what ended up as a 0-0 affair in front of 19,394 fans at B.C. Place.

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Real Salt Lake 1 Chivas USA 0
SANDY, UT – Rookie Casey Townsend poached a late goal as Chivas USA stunned unbeaten Real Salt Lake for a 1-0 victory on Saturday night, the Goats’ first win of the season and their first-ever victory at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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Chicago 1 Philadelphia 0
BRIDGEVIEW, IL – In a battle of youth vs. experience on Saturday night at Toyota Park, the cohesive Chicago Fire beat the severely short-handed Philadelphia Union 1-0. With the Union missing three players to Olympic qualifying duty and captain Danny Califf to injury, the Fire provided most of the scoring chances in their home-opener, including Dominic Oduro’s 28th-minute goal.

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Columbus 2 Montreal 0
COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Crew’s high profile offseason signees Milovan Mirosevic and Olman Vargas scored against short-handed Montreal for a 2-0 win over the expansion Impact in the club’s home opener at Crew Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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New England 1 Portland 0
FOXBOROUGH, MA – Saer Sène scored his first MLS goal after 28 seconds on Saturday to hand the New England Revolution their first victory of the season with a 1-0 result over Portland at Gillette Stadium. Sène headed home a Chris Tierney off the underside of the bar to stake the Revs (1-2-0) to a perfect start. Portland piled on the pressure as they tried once again to snatch points after falling behind, but a series of chances – including a trio of good opportunities for Kris Boyd – went begging.

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Toronto 0 San Jose 3
TORONTO, ON — A pair of goals from San Jose striker Chris Wondolowski lifted the Earthquakes to a 3-0 victory in Toronto FC’s home opener at BMO Field on Saturday afternoon. Wondolowski has now scored six goals in an as many career games in a Quakes uniform against Toronto FC, and has a team-high three goals in three games this season.

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Seattle 2 Houston 0
SEATTLE, WA — Reigning MLS Player of the Week David Estrada doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The Seattle revelation opened the scoring in the 23rd minute as the Sounders rode a pair of early goals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in front of 38,304 at CenturyLink Field on Friday night.

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