MLS: United, Real Salt Lake almost set record as Whitecaps top Sounders

Sunday August 2nd, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP)—Perry Kitchen broke a tie in the 79th minute and D.C. United beat Real Salt Lake 6–4 on Saturday night.

The 10 goals fell one short of the MLS single-game record. The teams combined for seven goals in the second half, one short of the record for most goals in a half.

The MLS record for goals in a game is 11, set in Los Angeles's 7–4 win over Colorado on May 6, 1998. Columbus and Kansas City set the mark for a half with eight in Kansas City's 6–4 win on May 2, 1996.

Kitchen's header, off of a long service from Taylor Kemp, beat Jeff Attinella for the difference-maker. Nick Deleon's left-footed blast from way outside provided insurance 6 minutes later.

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Real Salt Lake (7-8-8) jumped ahead 2-0 on goals by Joao Plata and Kyle Beckerman—his first returning from the U.S. national team. United (12-7-5) halved its deficit before halftime on Chris Rolfe's first of the game. He added a penalty kick goal to tie it early in the second.

WHITECAPS 3, SOUNDERS 0

SEATTLE (AP)—Pa-Modou Kah surpassed his MLS career goal total by scoring twice and Vancouver beat Seattle, spoiling the return of Clint Dempsey after more than a month away from the club.

Kah volleyed his first goal past goalkeeper Stefan Frei in the sixth minute off a scramble in the penalty area. He added a second in the opening moments of the second half, redirecting Cristian Techera's shot with a deft back-heel. Kah entered the match with one career MLS goal in 57 games.

Pedro Morales added his fourth goal of the season in the 75th minute with a curling free kick.

The Whitecaps (12-8-3) won their second straight and for the fifth time in eight matches, temporarily moving to the top of the Western Conference standings ahead of FC Dallas. Seattle dropped to 10-11-2.

REVOLUTION 3, TORONTO FC 1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)—Charlie Davies scored twice, Lee Nguyen added a penalty kick and New England beat 10-man Toronto FC.

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Davies opened the scoring for the Revolution (8-9-7) in the 35th minute with a point-blank finish off Kelyn Rowe's cross.

Jozy Altidore was sent off four minutes later for violent conduct. He kicked in frustration at Revolution defender Jose Goncalves who was on the ground after the two battled for a ball in the air.

Lee Nguyen doubled the lead with a penalty kick in the 44th minute, and Davies made it 3–0 in the 62nd. Jonathan Osorio got one back for Toronto FC (8-8-4) in the 75th minute.

U.S. national team star Jermaine Jones entered the game in the 76th minute, his first appearance for the Revolution since May 31. He missed nine games due to a groin injury.

GALAXY 3, RAPIDS 1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP)—Alan Gordon scored in the 69th minute, Robbie Keane added a goal in stoppage time and Los Angeles beat Colorado to end a 15-match winless streak on the road.

Sebastian Lletget tied it in the 56th minute to start the Galaxy (10-7-7) on their way to their first road win since a 4–3 decision at Colorado last Aug. 20.

Marcelo Sarvas scored his first goal for the Rapids (5-7-9), who had a three-game winning streak snapped, in the 12th minute against his former team. He beat goalie Donovan Ricketts to the ball, tapped it to his left and knocked it into a wide open goal.

RED BULLS 3, UNION 1

CHESTER, Pa. (AP)—Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the go-ahead goal off an assist from brother Shaun and New York beat Philadelphia for its third straight win and fifth of in six games.

Sebastien Le Toux tied it for the Union (6-13-4) in the 73rd minute. One minute later, Bradley Wright-Phillips put the Red Bulls (9-6-5) back in front, finishing Shaun Wright-Phillips's cross with a right-footed stab. Shaun Wright-Phillips made his MLS debut when he entered as substitute in the 61st minute.

Anatole Abang added a breakaway goal in stoppage-time for New York.

Sacha Kljestan opened the scoring for the Red Bulls, converting from the spot in the 66th minute.

ORLANDO CITY 5, CREW 1

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Cyle Larin scored twice to help Orlando City beat Columbus.

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Columbus (8-8-7) opened the scoring in the fifth minute. Justin Meram made a nice service in a crowded penalty area to Federico Higuain, who chipped it behind Tally Hall for his sixth of the season.

Orlando (7-9-6) evened it in the 18th. Servando Carrasco found Corey Ashe down the left wing. Ashe fed Larin in the center of the box and the rookie tapped it in for his 10th of the season.

Darwin Ceren gave Orlando a 2–1 lead in the 38th minute. His first attempt from the right side of the penalty area was knocked down, but he followed up with a strong right foot.

Larin, Aurelien Collin and Cristian Higuita added second-half goals for Orlando City.

DYNAMO 1, SPORTING KC 1, TIE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)—Ricardo Clark scored for Houston on a header in the 78th minute and the Dynamo tied Sporting Kansas City.

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The Dynamo (7-8-6) tied it on a set-piece after a foul conceded by Sporting's Amadou Dia on the right wing. Brad Davis's service found Clark at the 6-yard box and his header got behind Tim Melia.

Kansas City (9-4-6) scored early. Sporting was awarded a free kick in the sixth minute after a foul by Raul Rodriquez. Benny Feilhaber sent the kick into the middle of the penalty area and Dominic Dwyer rose for a header that beat Tyler Deric to the bottom left corner.

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