June 22, 2016
Soccer News Net staff
Red Bulls falter late, Union hang on
REAL SALT LAKE 2, NEW YORK RED BULLS 1
|Roland Alberg scored the second hat trick in Philadelphia Union history Wednesday night.
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SANDY, Utah -- Jordan Allen's deflected goal in the 88th minute capped a comeback for Real Salt Lake, giving them a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night.
Allen ripped a pass by Tony Beltran that deflected off Chris Duvall into the lower right corner while goalkeeper Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles dove the other way.
It was a tough finish for the Red Bulls, who saw center back Aurelien Collin sent off with a straight red card in the 90th minute.
The Red Bulls drew first blood in the seventh minute when Gideon Baah headed home a Sean Davis corner kick past Nick Rimando from eight yards.
RSL equalized in the 65th minute as Yura Movsisyan headed home a long ball by Stertzer from the right side past Robles. The goal snapped the Red Bulls' shutout streak at 472. The last time they conceded a goal was during a loss at D.C. United May 13.
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PHILADELPHIA UNION 4, CHICAGO FIRE 3
CHESTER, Pa.--- Roland Alberg scored the second hat trick in team history, leading the Philadlephia Union to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Fire at Talen Energy Stadium Wednesday night.
Alberg scored three goals, and essentially created a fourth, but the Union had too many lapses in their defense, and allowed the Fire (2-7-5, 11 pts) to make a game of it.
The Union (7-4-5, 26 pts) got off to a disastrous start, as the Fire scored in the second minute. David Accam made a run out of the midfield, turned on his jets and blew past the Union defense before cutting into the penalty area and putting a shot inside the right post.
While Alberg did not get credit for the teamís first goal, he did create it in the 11th minute with a shot off the post that caromed off Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and then off of Jonathan Campbell and into the net.
Four minutes later, Alberg got his first goal of the night, when a shot off the post by Tranquillo Barnetta rebounded out to Fabian Herbers. Herbers shoveled it to Alberg, who buried it.
Alberg got his second of the game in stoppage time, putting in a rebound of his own saved shot.
Alberg completed his hat trick on a penalty kick in the 56th minute.
Philadelphia allowed the Fire to pull two back, both on corner kicks. In the 69th minute, Ravzan Cocis scored on a ball from Rodrigo Ramos. Then in the 80th, Khaly Thiam scored from inside the six yard box after a corner kick took a few bounces in the area.
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COLORADO RAPIDS 0, LOS ANGELES GALAXY 0
CARSON, Calif.---In their first league home match since the international break the LA Galaxy played Western Conference leaders Colorado Rapids to a scoreless draw In front of a crowd of 21,884 at the Stub Hub Center Wednesday.
The Galaxy (5-3-7, 22 pts), extended their winless streak to six games and are now scoreless in back-to-back home league matches. With the draw, LA climb to 4th place in the Western standings while the Rapids (9-2-5 32 pts)remain at the top, unbeaten in their past 11 matches.
LA's Brian Rowe was forced to make five saves while Rapids goalkeeper Zac Mac Math made four saves.
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