MLS: Dempsey leads Sounders to first win; RSL deals SKC first loss
SEATTLE (AP) —
Seattle (1-3-0) was on the verge of going winless in its first four matches — three of those at home — until Dempsey picked up his first goal of the season. The goal came off a corner kick from
It was just the third goal of the season for Seattle. The lack of scoring from Seattle's offensive stars has been one of the early surprises in the first month of the season.
On Tuesday, Dempsey scored for the U.S. in its World Cup qualifying victory over
Montreal (2-2-0) started the night tied for the lead in the
Seattle altered its lineup for the first time this season bringing Jordan Morris off the bench after spending the previous two weeks with the U.S. under-23 team in their failed attempt to qualify for the Olympics. Seattle also rested defender Joevin Jones after a stint with Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying. Jones played the final 15 minutes after an injury to Dylan Remick.
With Morris resting, Seattle went with Aaron Kovar up top with Nelson Valdez and Dempsey but the trio was unable to create many chances. Until Dempsey's goal, the best opportunity for Seattle came in the opening seconds of the match when Valdez raced onto a loose ball in the penalty area, only to see the shot saved by Bush.
FC Dallas 1, Crew 1
RISCO, Texas (AP) —
FC Dallas (3-1-1) improved its home unbeaten streak against Columbus to seven games. The Crew (0-2-2) — last year's
Earthquakes 1, United 1
The same cities met nearly 20 years ago, on April 6, 1996, when D.C. United and the San Jose Clash kicked off the first Major League Soccer match at
Both Jahn and Salinas entered as substitutes after the 70th minute for the Quakes (3-1-0). Jahn redirected Salinas' diagonal entry pass with a roundhouse, right-footed kick.
Nyarko left the game on a stretcher in the 82nd minute. He had an awkward landing after his attempt to defend a San Jose cross in the attacking end.
United and the Columbus Crew are the only winless teams remaining in MLS.
Galaxy 0, Whitecaps 0
Real Salt Lake 2, Sporting KC 1
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) —
RSL went up 1-0 in the 29th minute when Glad sprinted past the back line on
Mulholland made it 2-0 in the 79th minute. After two failed clearances and a giveaway on a RSL corner kick, Mulholland bent in a long-range shot.
RSL (2-0-2) improved to 2-6-5 all-time at Sporting KC — snapping a seven-game winless streak at KC. Since 2010, the road team in this rivalry has won just two games in 13 meetings.
RSL had several other quality chances.
Rapids 1, Toronto FC 0
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) —
Toronto (1-2-1) has completed half of its eight-game road trip to start the season while awaiting renovations to