MLS roundup: Offense fails Revolution again in tie

New England’s Kalifa Cisse and Seattle’s Shalrie Joseph battle for a header.
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New England’s Kalifa Cisse and Seattle’s Shalrie Joseph battle for a header.

With no semblance of an offense to speak of, the New England Revolution’s defense stood tall in a 0-0 tie against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Saturday.

The Revolution (1-2-2) failed to score a goal for the fourth straight game and have gone 388 minutes since scoring in the 62d minute of a season-opening 1-0 victory at Chicago March 9.

However, New England’s defense continued its stellar start. The Revolution have posted three shutouts in five games and have allowed only two goals on the season.


A bright spot for the Revolution was the return of forward Saer Sene from a torn left ACL, suffered Aug. 29. He was the team’s leading scorer last year with 11 goals and three assists.

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On Saturday, Sene came in as a reserve in the 74th minute.

Seattle (0-3-2) dominated both halves, landing three shots on net to New England’s zero.

Seattle’s best chances came within a minute of each other. Steve Zakuani broke toward the top right corner of New England’s 6-yard box to get on the end of a well-placed cross by Lamar Neagle, but goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth blocked it over the net midway through the 14th minute.

On the ensuing corner kick, the ball wound up at the feet of midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, but his shot went barely over the crossbar, skimming across the top of the netting.


Union 1, Toronto FC 1 — Jack McInerney scored in the second minute of stoppage time to give host Philadelphia a tie with Toronto.

 Toronto opened the scoring in the 71st minute when Robert Earnshaw scored his fifth goal of the season, tying him for most in the league with the Los Angeles Galaxy’s Mike Magee.

Red Bulls 2, D.C. United 0 — Thierry Henry scored in his first start in a month, and defender Jamison Olave added a goal in visiting New York’s win.

Henry, back at full strength after a knee injury, helped the Red Bulls win for the first time in their last five tries at RFK Stadium dating to April 2011.

Whitecaps 1, Real Salt Lake 1 — Camilo scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute to help Vancouver tie visiting Salt Lake. Vancouver received the penalty kick after defender Nat Borchers went to field the ball in the box, but accidentally fell and put his hand on the ball.


Olmes Garcia opened the scoring for Salt Lake in the 66th minute.

FC Dallas 1, Galaxy 0 — George John scored in the 87th minute to carry Dallas to a win over visiting Los Angeles. John directed a header into the left corner from less than 5 yards.

Rapids 1, Chivas USA 0 — Deshorn Brown scored on a penalty kick in the seventh minute to lift Colorado in Carson, Calif. Chivas USA had a penalty attempt of their own, but Jose Correa’s blast bounced off the crossbar.

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The Montreal Impact’s home game against the Columbus Crew was moved from Saturday to Sunday at noon because of snow and the possibility of rain.