Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday MLS: United extends Eastern lead,

DC United 2-1 New England Revolution
Charlie Davies scored his seventh goal of the season to start off the battle of the East's top two teams. Davies tapped in a low cross from Lee Nguyen, who may have been offside before the cross. Nevertheless, it was 1-0 to the visitors after only ten minutes. DC United spent the half booming in shots from long range, but none really threatened to go in. New England got another chance on the counter towards the end of the half, but Davies's header went high and wide,

Chris Rolfe leveled for United by volleying home a Fabian Espindola cross in the 70th minute. United used that boost in momentum to pressure hard for the next several minutes. They won free kciks, earned corners, and really took the game to the Revs as much as they could. They were rewarded for their attacking efforts in the 81st minute Steve Neumann tripped Miguel Aguilar on the very edge of the box and Rolfe stepped up to the spot to nab is second of the match.

United extends their lead at the top of the East to seven points over New England. While the West is a real log jam up top, DC United is starting to run away with the other half of the standings.

Real Salt Lake 2-1 Sporting Kansas City
The teams were even heading into the break. Sebastian Jaime put RSL in front at the quarter hour mark by heading home a free kick from Javier Morales. At the half hour, Dom Dwyer collected a perfect through pass from Benny Feilhaber to level the score at one. It stayed that way until the final minute of second half stoppage time. Olmes Garcia took a shot that took a fortuitous bounce into the goal to give Real Salt Lake all three points in thrilling fashion. RSL uses the win to creep forward towards the final playoff spot in the West. They are only two points behind Dallas for sixth.

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