June 2, 2016
RSL holds on against NYC; FCD and Houston play to waterlogged 1-1 tie
REAL SALT LAKE 3, NEW YORK CITY FC 2
BRONX, NY--A deflected goal by Juan Manuel Martinez and an own goal by defender Frederic Brillant lifted Real Salt Lake over New York City FC 3-2 Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
City (4-5-6, 18 points) has won only once in nine home matches. RSL (23), which had lost three of four entering the contest, improved to 7-4-2.
Yura Movsisyan put RSL on the board in the 59th minute, three minutes after teenager Jack Harrison gave NYC a 1-0 lead with his first MLS goal. Harrison controlled a pass from David Villa, dribbled across the penalty area and launched a shot that deflected off defender Justen Glad and inside the left post. Movsisyan latched onto a Sunny Obayan pass, outmuscled center back Jason Hernandez in the box before depositing the ball into the lower right corner
"Burrito" put RSL up 2-1 in the 67th, with an outside-of-the-foot 17-yarder that bounced off defender RJ Allen on its way past netminder Josh Saunders.
Seven minutes later, Brillant slid in late trying to block a shot by Javier Morales and put the winning goal into his own net.
Villa took one back for NYC in the 87th minute, with a penalty kick after Morales was whistled for a foul on Kwadwo Poku just inside the penalty area. Morales got the worst of the play, being kicked in the Achilles tendon by Poku while trying to make a tackle from behind.
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LA GALAXY 0, SPORTING KANSAS CITY 0
CARSON, Calif.--The LA Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City played to a colorless 0-0 draw Thursday at the StubHub Center.
The Galaxy enter the Copa America break tied with Vancouver for fourth place in the MLS West with 21 points (5-2-6). Sporting are eighth in the conference at 5-8-3 (18).
Sporting put four of their 15 shots on target, all stopped by Galaxy netminder Brian Rowe. Forward Dom Dwyer had the night's best chance in the 40th minute, charging in one-on-one on the LA 'keeper, but pulled his shot wide of the right post. In the 66th minute, Rowe alertly pulled in Jimmy Medranda's cross from the left side just ahead of the onrushing Dwyer.
The Galaxy did not take a shot until the 68th minute, and Mike Magee's attempt was blocked before getting through to Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia.
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FC DALLAS 1, HOUSTON DYNAMO 1
FRISCO, Texas--FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo waited out a 113-minute weather delay, then battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday night at Toyota Stadium.
FCD (8-4-4, 28 points) got its lone goal from Ryan Hollingshead in the 23rd minute while Ricardo Clark scored for the Dynamo in the 51st minute.
Dallas is now on a five-game unbeaten streak and 5-0-3 at home. Houston (3-7-4, 13 points) has now gotten points in consecutive road games, its first two road points of the season.
The match started on time, in a torrential downpour, but was stopped in the fourth minute due to unplayable field conditions. When play finally restarted, Hollingshead roofed a cross from Fabian Castillo for his second goal of the season. It was Hollingshead’s first goal in four games and Castillo’s first assist in eight games.
Clark pulled things level six minutes into the second half with a blast from outside the FCD area that beat Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz to the upper left corner.
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