September 25, 2016
Kamara bags two in Columbus win over NE
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 4, LA GALAXY 2
CARSON, Calif.--Jordan Morris and Seattle Sounders FC delayed the LA Galaxy's march to the MLS Cup playoffs for at least a few more days, rallying to defeat their Southern California rivals 4-2 Sunday at the StubHub Center.
Morris snapped a 1-1 deadlock in the 63rd minute and netted the game-winner ten minutes later. Osvaldo Alonso added an insurance tally as the Sounders improved to 11-13-5 and 38 points.
Robbie Keane matched Morris' brace for LA (11-5-15, 48 pts), staking the Galaxy to a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute and giving them the last word with an 85th-minute penalty kick. The first goal, a header from the top of the six-yard box, was nullified when Galaxy defender Jelle van Damme inadvertently headed a Seattle corner kick into his own goal in the 35th minute.
Morris blew past defender Daniel Steres on the right flank and beat netminder Brian Rowe one-on-one to give Seattle a 2-1 lead, then netted the clincher off Nelson Valdez's rebound. Alonso capped the Sounders scoring from 25 yards after an errant ball bounced off referee Armando Villareal.
COLUMBUS CREW SC 2, NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Ola Kamara scored both goals as Columbus Crew SC shut out the New England Revolution 2-0 at MAPFRE Stadium Sunday night.
Kamara scored from open play shortly before intermission and added a late penalty kick to lead the Crew (7-11-11, 32 points) to their second straight victory, keeping alive the slim chance of last yearís MLS Cup runner-up returning to the playoffs. The MLS newcomer has 15 goals in 22 games.
Brad Knighton made seven saves for the New England (9-13-9, 36 points) but the Revolution attack stalled as Kamara and the Crew ended New Englandís winning streak at three and dealt a blow to the Revolutionís post-season chances. With three games remaining, the Revs fell below the playoff line, two points off the pace of Montreal and one point behind DC, each of whom has played one fewer game.
Columbus who grabbed the lead off a counterattack in the 42nd minute. Kamara launched the attack with strong hold-up play and finished it after collecting a pass from Tchani, cutting inside Darrius Barnes from the right and dragging his shot inside the right post past the dive of Knighton, whose tally of first-half saves ended at six.
Before Kamara a controversial foul on revs defender London Woodberry sent Kamara to the spot in the 82nd minute, Crew SC had several more chances to pad their lead. Harrison Afful pinged the post midway through the second half, and In the 79th minute Ethan Finlay forced a save from Knighton and Dilly Dukaís rebound effort was rejected off the line by Andrew Farrell.
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