Soccer roundup: Revolution earn win in Columbus

Seattle’s Leo Gonzalez (12) goes up for a header against Colorado’s Atiba Harris in the second half of a 1-1 tie.
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Seattle’s Leo Gonzalez (12) goes up for a header against Colorado’s Atiba Harris in the second half of a 1-1 tie.

Jose Goncalves and Diego Fagundez scored in second-half stoppage time to give the New England Revolution a 2-0 victory over the Crew on Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Goncalves got his first career goal in the 91st minute by heading a corner kick from Lee Nguyen. The ball skipped past goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum as the Revolution’s A.J. Soares provided a distraction in front.

‘‘It was a good ball from Lee at the back post,’’ Goncalves said. ‘‘I was in a great position. I was just thinking, ‘I will not miss it.’ ’’


Three minutes later, Nguyen took advantage of a turnover to pass to Fagundez for his sixth score of the season.

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‘‘We had quality chances,’’ Columbus coach Robert Warzycha said. ‘‘We didn’t allow the other team to create as many chances as they are used to. They didn’t create too much until they scored the goals.’’

New England (7-7-6) ended a two-game losing streak that included a 2-1 loss at Colorado on Wednesday when Goncalves’s own goal was the difference.

‘‘The other night he was disappointed,’’ New England coach Jay Heaps said of the defender. ‘‘I knew he was carrying this team tonight. He wanted to win this game more than anything. You could tell the way he defended, the way he played all night. To get the winner was a special thing for him.’’

New England entered the game tied for the stingiest defense in MLS and recorded its 11th shutout. Revolution goalie Bobby Shuttleworth has nine of them after making two saves. The Crew (6-9-5) were blanked for the fifth time.


Fire 4, D.C. United 1 — Chris Rolfe scored twice, Joel Lindpere scored his first goal of the season and added two assists, and host Chicago beat D.C. United.

The victory, which snapped a two-match losing streak, moved the Fire (7-9-3) into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Chicago is 4-2-0 in its last six matches.

D.C.’s road futility continued. United (2-14-4) is 0-7-3 away from home, and 1-3-1 in its past five matches overall.

Sounders 1, Rapids 1 — Seattle’s DeAndre Yedlin scored his first career goal five minutes after Colorado took the lead, and the host Sounders tied the Rapids but snapped their seven-game winning streak against them.

The Sounders would have set an MLS record if they had beaten the Rapids an eighth straight time.


Drew Moor tapped in a goal off a corner from Nick LaBrocca to give the Rapids (8-7-7) a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute. Moor got in front of defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado for the open shot in front of the net.

Sporting KC 2, Real Salt Lake 1 — At Sandy, Utah, Ika Opara scored in the final minute of stoppage time for Sporting KC (10-5-6), which is unbeaten in nine of its last 10 games. The loss snapped Salt Lake’s unbeaten streak of 12 games across all competitions.

Galaxy 2, Whitecaps 1 — Gyasi Zardes’s goal in the 57th minute was the difference for host Los Angeles (10-8-3), which picked up 3 big points in the Western Conference.

Timbers 0, Union 0 — Portland continued its strong play on the road with a scoreless draw against Philadelphia. The Timbers (8-2-10) improved to 2-1-8 on the road and moved within 3 points of Real Salt Lake for first place in the West.

Impact 0, FC Dallas 0 — The winless streaks dragged on for host Montreal and FC Dallas. Montreal (9-5-5) has gone five games without a victory, while Dallas (8-5-8) is winless in seven.

Red Bulls 0, Toronto FC 0— Toronto FC and visiting New York finished in a scoreless tie. Both teams had early goals called off because of offside.

Gold Cup

Panama 6, Cuba 1 — Panama beat 10-man Cuba in the quarterfinals in Atlanta.

Panama, which has three wins and a draw in the Gold Cup, advanced to the semifinals this week in Dallas.

Gabriel Torres’s penalty kick in the 25th minute leveled the score, and his second goal gave Panama the lead for good 13 minutes later.

Mexico 1, Trinidad and Tobago 0 — Raul Jimenez scored in the 84th minute to lead Mexico over Trinidad and Tobago in the quarterfinals.