Sunday, July 5, 2015

It Happened in America: Galaxy score big again, rough night for Canadian teams

Columbus Crew 2-1 New York Red Bulls
Anatole Abang got the Red Bulls on the board in the eighth minute, but that was all they would get as Ethan Finlay got to play hero for Columbus. He levelled in the 33rd and scored the winner with only 15 minutes remaining. The Crew jump up to second place in the East, still 11 points back of DC United, though. The Red Bulls are three points clear of the red line, but only a point out of second.

Montreal Impact 1-2 New York City
Montreal was doing everything right here, they were controlling possession and bombing shots in towards the goal, but only one of them managed to go in, and it was a 77th minute PK frkm Ignacio Piatti. David Villa scored twice for City, however. First in the 34th and again five minutes after the penalty conversion. Josh Saunders was the reason for Montreal's failures. He stopped eight shots to keep things in City's favor. Their rare attacks were rather efficient. They only had five shots on their way to the Villa brace.

FC Dallas 3-0 New England Revolution
Dallas brought their goal scoring boots as they welcomed the defending Eastern Conference champions into their home. Mauro Diaz started the party before ten minutes went by with a free kick that he scooted underneath the Revs' wall. Fabian Castillo doubled the lead in the 64th with a second chance goal. Less than ten minutes later, Michael Barrios finished the visitors off after a perfect feed from Diaz. Dallas keeps pace in the West. They are in fourth, but only three points back of first place. The Revs are mired in that second to sixth group in the East that is separated by only a point.

Colorado Rapids 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps
An unexpected three points against the top team in the West was not enough to dig Colorado out of last place, but it was a step in the right direction. Vicente Sanchez got them off to the right start by scoring less than 90 seconds from the opening whistle. Kekuta Manneh would half volley home the equalizer off a lucky looping cross from Mauro Rosales. Mark this one as an assist of the year candidate. Kevin Doyle would provide the upset ten minutes after the second half began with a well placed header. Vancouver drops to second, but are level on points with first place Seattle.

Real Salt Lake 1-1 Orlando City
Kaka scored in the fifth minute but Orlando couldn't hold the lead. Sebastian Jaime put RSL on the board in the 28th minute. Any chance that the Lions had at three points on the road took a major hit when Kaka was shown straight red for shoulder charging Javier Morales from behind just before halftime. Salt Lake pressured hard, but ten man Orlando held on for the draw.

LA Galaxy 4-0 Toronto FC
After taking a match off from scoring a bunch of goals, LA got right back into form by bagging four against Toronto. Robbie Keane's hat trick was the highlight of the night. He had a trio of goals before the hour mark before Sebastian Lletget added the final tally in stoppage time. LA continues to look scary as Steven Gerrard's arrival nears. Even with Omar Gonzalez and Gyasi Zardes taking off for the Gold Cup, Galaxy are going to be mighty scary in the second half.

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