July 03, 2011

CARSON, Calif (AP) -- The Chicago Fire took their unbeaten streak to eight MLS games with a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA on Saturday night.

Chivas USA, which hasn't won in four games, equalized seconds after halftime when Nick LaBrocca fired a shot from 20 yards out that deflected off the cross bar and into the net.

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Dominic Oduro put the Fire ahead in the 26th minute when he took a pass from Patrick Nyarko and beat then goalkeeper Dan Kenned.

The Fire haven't lost in 10 matches overall since a 2-1 loss on May 21 against Philadelphia, including a tie and a win in U.S. Open Cup competition.

STANFORD, Calif. -- Joel Lindpere scored his second goal in the 85th minute for New York.

San Jose went ahead on goals by Khari Stephenson, who equalized in the 37th minute when Red Bulls goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul couldn't handle an inswinging corner, and Steven Lenhart.

The Earthquakes' second goal came in the 68th minute when Lenhart was unmarked and converted Steven Beitashour's long cross from the right wing.

New York went ahead early, when Lindpere initially whiffed on a cross, but had the ball bounce off defender Ramiro Corrales right to his feet, and he converted.

It was San Jose's first game at Stanford in 12 years, and 41,028 attended.

PORTLAND, Ore. - C.J. Sapong and Aurelien Collin scored first-half goals and Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to eight.

It was a predictable result of two teams heading in opposite directions. Kansas City hasn't lost a in eight MLS games and two U.S. Open Cup ones since May 21, while the Timbers are winless in their past six.

Portland coach John Spencer promoted forward Eddie Johnson and defender Steve Purdy into the starting lineup. They replaced forward Kenny Cooper - the team's second highest-paid player -- and defender Jeremy Hall. Cooper and Hall had started the Timbers' previous 15 games.

FRISCO, Texas -- Brek Shea and Jackson Goncalves scored second-half goals..

FC Dallas won its third straight game and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman finished with five saves for his second straight shutout and ninth of the season.

In the 58th minute, Shea scored after he rebounded a missed shot by Marvin Chavez and tapped a shot into the center of the net from the top of the goalie's box.

Goncalves scored in the 76th minute after he raced past Columbus' Danny O'Rourke and chipped a shot over goalkeeper William Hesmer's head from just inside the top of the penalty box.

WASHINGTON -- Carlos Ruiz scored his fifth goal of the season in the 84th minute to help the Philadelphia Union earn a draw with D.C. United.

Sebastien Le Toux sent a long ball down the right side to Sheanon Williams, who quickly directed a cross to Ruiz charging down the middle. Ruiz then scored from five yards, giving him goals in consecutive games, as the Union (7-4-6) salvaged a point despite never leading.

United (4-5-7) took the lead when Andy Najar fired a 35-yard strike in the 58th minute. That briefly made up for Perry Kitchen's own goal in the 49th minute, a redirect from the middle of the box off Veljko Paunovic's cross. It proved costly as United's winless streak reached five games.

Dwayne De Rosario assisted on Josh Wolff's goal in the 44th minute in his first game with United since being acquired from the New York Red Bulls on Monday.

Mikael Yourassowsky scored in the 61st minute to help Toronto FC win the rain-delayed Canadian Championship.

Toronto took the Voyageurs Trophy and a spot in 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League play with a 3-2 victory in the two-game, total-goals series. After the MLS rivals played to a 1-1 draw in the opener in Vancouver, the second game May 25 in Toronto was wiped out because of lightning and rain. Vancouver led 1-0 in the 60th minute when play was stopped.

Camilo Sanvezzo scored for Vancouver off a free kick in the first half, and Joao Plata tied it on a second-half penalty. Plata also set up the winner and was selected the tournament MVP.

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