Six MLS teams were in action last night, and late (untelevised) goals were the thing. Oh, and D.C. United somehow beat Real Salt Lake.
Wondolowski helps Quakes tie Crew 2-2
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored his sixth goal of the season in the 79th minute Wednesday night and the San Jose Eathquakes salvaged a 2-2 tie with the Columbus Crew.
Wondolowski's blast from the top of the penalty box found the corner of the net and allowed San Jose (5-3-2) to gain a point after defender Chad Marshall had put Columbus ahead in the 70th minute with his first goal.
Wondolowski is third in MLS in goals behind Los Angeles' Edson Buddle (nine goals) and Toronto's Dwayne De Rosario (eight).
Columbus (6-1-3) started the scoring in the sixth minute when Eddie Gaven headed in a corner kick from Jason Garey. The Earthquakes tied the score a minute later when Arturo Alvarez scored after being set up by Andre Luiz.
Angel lifts Red Bulls past Dynamo in extra time
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Juan Pablo Angel scored with seconds remaining in extra time Wednesday night to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Angel's goal was his team-leading sixth of the season and came off a direct kick in the 94th minute. It sailed into the left side of the goal past lunging Houston goalkeeper Pat Onstad.
Angel believed he was due after nearly scoring three times earlier. He was once denied point-blank by Onstad's fingertips, another on a great save, and a third time on a defensive breakup.
"I was feeling that after all those chances, I was going to get it," Angel said. "There was a lot of energy in the arena, and I thought this is the one."
The Red Bulls' first goal in extra time this year put them in a second-place tie with Toronto FC (the Kansas City Wizard's opponent this weekend), with one game remaining before the three-week break for the World Cup.
Sinisa Ubiparipovic gave New York (6-5-0) a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute off a pass from the outside from Chris Albright, who got the carom off Juan Pablo Angel's blocked direct kick.
The Dynamo (5-6-1) tied the score in the 65th minute when Houston captain Brian Ching knocked in his second of goal of the season.
Eight yellow cards were handed out, one of which will cost Red Bulls defender Mike Petke a suspension Saturday against Chivas USA.
DC United beats Real Salt Lake 2-1 in US Open Cup
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andy Najar scored in the 107th minute as D.C. United advanced in the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.
Najar found a seam between Tony Beltran and Will Johnson about 12 yards out, then burst through to beat Kyle Reynish low.
Barry Rice helped United hang on, kicking out a pair of loose balls from the goal line in the final minutes when goalkeeper Troy Perkins couldn’t make the play.
United, which reached the U.S. Open Cup championship last year, will next play in the round of 16 on June 29.
Both teams took advantage of two late penalty kicks, thanks to handballs in the box. Luciano Emilio gave United a brief lead in the 75th minute, but Johnson tied the score on a penalty kick 6 minutes later.