August 28, 2016
Wright-Phillips makes it a 3-way race for the Golden Boot
NEW YORK RED BULLS 1, NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 0
|Bradley Wright-Phillips' 16th goal of the season lifted the New York Red Bulls over the New England Revolution 1-0 Sunday at Red Bull Arena.
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HARRISON, NJ-- Bradley Wright-Phillips' lightning 55th-minute volley gave the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 victory over the punchless New England Revolution Sunday at Red Bull Arena.
The Revs (6-12-9, 27 pts), who are winless in their last six games, got just two of their 13 shots through to Red Bulls netminder Luis Robles, who made the saves. Brad Knighton stopped three in goal for New England, but could not do anything with Alex Muyl's scrappy 55th-minute effort but block it to the unguarded Wright-Phillips, who right-footed it into the net from just outside the six-yard box.
The game-winner left Wright-Phillips tied, at least temporarily, for the MLS Golden Boot lead with Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC and NYC FC's David Villa, who plays later on Sunday. All three have 16 goals.
The Red Bulls (11-9-7, 40) are on a nine-game unbeaten streak, and move into a tie on points with third-place Philadelphia in the MLS East.
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PORTLAND TIMBERS 4, SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2
PORTLAND, Ore.--The Portland Timbers (9-10-8, 35 pts) scored four goals before halftime and held on for a 4-2 win over Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle Sounders FC (9-13-4, 31) Sunday at Providence Park.
Vytautus Andriuskevicius started the Timbers' barrage in the 16th minute, slipping between two defenders to head Jack Jewsbury's corner kick past 'keeper Stefan Frei. Fanendo Adi made the score 2-0 off a rebound in the 21st. Lucas Melano's 29th-minute left-footer from inside the six-yard box turned out to be the game-winner, and Steven Taylor took advantage of some defensive ball-watching to head home the insurance tally in the 44th, off Diego Valeri's second assist of the game.
Seattle scored on two of their three shots on goal, both within a four-minute span of the second half and both set up by Nicolas Lodeiro. Andreas Ivanschitz put the Sounders on the board in the 47th minute, with a sharp shot nodded into the net by Taylor, and Jordan Morris' point-blank header made it a two-goal game in the 51st.
ORLANDO CITY SC 2, NEW YORK CITY FC 1
ORLANDO--Kaka scored twice, including the game-winning penalty kick in the 63rd minute, to lead Orlando City SC past New York City FC Sunday at Camping World Stadium.
Kaka snapped a 1-1 deadlock in the 63rd minute after he was fouled by central defender Maxime Chanot in the penalty area. He converted his eighth penalty kick in nine attempts and fifth of the season into the lower right corner as goalkeeper Josh Saunders dove the other way.
A victory could have boosted NYC FC (11-8-8, 41 points) into first place, but City remained second in the Eastern Conference, trailing Toronto FC by two points. Seventh-place Orlando (31) improved to 6-7-13.
Kaka scored his first goal on a counterattack in the 32rd minute, snagging his own rebound after goalkeeper Josh Saunders blocked his initial attempt.
In the 55th minute, Lions goalkeeper Joe Bendik blocked a shot by Tommy McNamara, leaving a rebound that Steven Mendoza scooped up and fired home from 12 yards.
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