CARSON, Calif. — Justin Braun scored three goals as Chivas USA extended its unbeaten streak to five matches with a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.
Chivas (6-7-8) beat the Dynamo for the first time since 2006, snapping a 12-game winless streak against Houston in MLS play.
Justin Braun opened the scoring in the 31st minute putting a slight touch on Ante Jazic's cross for his fifth goal of the season. Braun doubled Chivas' lead in the 40th, breaking alone on net and chipping the ball over Dynamo All-Star goalkeeper Tally Hall.
Braun added his third in the 86th minute off a Chivas USA counter attack.
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SANDY, Utah (AP) — Alvaro Saborio had two goals as Real Salt Lake got all of its scoring in the second half in a game mired in controversy.
Kyle Beckerman and Jamison Olave also scored for Salt Lake (9-3-6).
The loss snapped a streak of three consecutive draws for San Jose (5-7-9).
Saborio broke the scoreless draw on a penalty kick in 60th minute, and then made it 2-0 in the 75th. Beckerman got his second goal of the season in the 79th and Olave closed the scoring in the 83rd with his second.
The controversy stemmed from this apparent dive by Saborio. It led to Earthquakes 'keeper Jon Busch and Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis exchanging words after the whistle.
HARRISON, N.J. — Thierry Henry scored his league-leading 11th goal in the 85th minute to lift New York to a draw with FC Dallas.
Henry's goal, coming after Marvin Chavez's second goal put Dallas up 2-1 in the 79th minute, came off a direct kick from newly-acquired Dax McCarty. Henry blasted it in from just to the left of the box, beating goalkeeper Kevin Hartman to the wide side.
The tie put the Red Bulls (6-5-12) a point behind Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia and Columbus, while Dallas (11-5-6) remained three points behind West-leading Los Angeles.
U.S. national team member Juan Agudelo's fifth goal of the season in the 39th minute put the Red Bulls up 1-0. Chavez tied it in the 51st.Columbus Crew 1, Portland Timbers 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Eddie Gaven scored in the 79th minute to lift Columbus.
The Crew (8-6-7) moved into a tie with Philadelphia for first place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of third-place New York. Portland (6-10-3) remained eighth in the West.
The winning play, originally credited as an own goal goal by Portland defender Mamadou Danso, began with a cross from the left flank by Robbie Rogers into the box to Chad Marshall, who headed the ball to Tommy Heinemann for a shot that hit the left post past diving goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
He and teammate Emilio Renteria were there for the rebound and Gaven was able to get a foot on the ball. It was almost all the way across the line when Danso chested it into the side netting.Colorado Rapids 2, New England Revolution 2
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Shalrie Joseph scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute as New England salavaged the draw with Colorado.
Benny Feilhaber scored in the 25th minute for the Revolution (4-9-8), who kept the Rapids frustrated most of the game.
Caleb Folan scored in the 65th minute to tie the score and Kosuke Kimura gave Colorado (7-6-10) the lead in the 82nd with a kick from midfield that bounced over the head of New England goalkeeper Matt Reis.
The Rapids are 3-0-5 against the Revolution since last losing to New England in 2007. Colorado hasn't lost at home in the series since June 15, 2002, and is 6-0-4 over that span.Manchester United 3, Chicago Fire 1
CHICAGO — Rafael Da Silva scored in the 76th minute as Manchester United rallied to beat the Chicago Fire 3-1 in a friendly match Saturday.
Da Silva dribbled through the defense, then used his left foot to flip the ball through the legs of Fire keeper Jon Conway to give United a 2-1 lead. Nani sealed the win in the 82nd minute.
With temperatures in the 90s and oppressively high humidity in Chicago, Ferguson went with a young starting lineup — and it showed early on, as United's defense looked shaky at times and the Fire exploited it to take the lead in the 13th minute.
Wayne Rooney equalized in the 66th as a sold-out crowd of 61,308 saw the preseason debut of new United goalkeeper David de Gea, who allowed a goal from Cory Gibbs.Real Madrid 2, Philadelphia Union 1
PHILADELPHIA — Real Madrid swept the three matches in the World Football Challenge, though the final match was its toughest test yet.
Jose Maria Callejon and Mesut Ozil both scored early in the first half and Real Madrid held on for a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union in an exhibition match on Saturday night.
After a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy and a 3-0 win over Chivas Guadalajara, Real Madrid — voted by FIFA as the best European club in the 20th century — finished the trip with another win before 57,305 fans at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.
Michael Farfan spoiled Madrid's bid for a shutout when he scored for the Union in the 80th minute.Everton 3, DC United 1
WASHINGTON — Victor Anichebe and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov scored first-half goals as Everton beat D.C. United 3-1 in a friendly Saturday.
Magaye Gueye also scored in the 81st minute to cancel out Chris Pontius' strike for D.C. just after halftime.
Despite a hot evening at Washington, the English side started quickly in the finale of its a two-match American preseason tour.
Anichebe beat Brandon McDonald to Leighton Baines' pass and scored in the 4th minute. Bilyaletdinov doubled the lead after reaching Ross Barkley's diagonal pass.
Dwayne De Rosario's long pass found Pontius alone on goal in the 47th minute. But Gueye slotted in Jermaine Beckford's cross.