Soccer roundup: Revolution come up empty

Kansas City forward Soony Saad (bottom) tries to keep the ball in bounds against Revolution defender Andrew Farrell.
Kansas City forward Soony Saad (bottom) tries to keep the ball in bounds against Revolution defender Andrew Farrell.

Kei Kamara scored in each half as Sporting Kansas City retook the Eastern Conference lead with a 3-0 victory over the shorthanded New England Revolution on Saturday night in Kansas.

Benny Feilhaber scored on a free kick in stoppage time for Sporting (11-7-6), which broke a two-match losing streak and moved ahead of New York by a point in the Eastern standings.

Revolution defender Kevin Alston made his first start since his leukemia diagnosis in early April, but was beaten on both of Kamara’s goals and lifted in the 57th minute.


The Revolution (8-9-6) had to play a man down after forward Dmitry Imbongo elbowed Sporting’s Uri Rosell in the throat in the 64th minute and was given his second yellow card, and went down to nine in the 86th when Andy Dorman was given a straight red for a hard foul on Kamara.

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Soony Saad assisted on both of Kamara’s headed goals, in the 27th and 50th minutes.

Kamara has seven goals, three in Kansas City’s past two league matches, since returning in May from a loan to English side Norwich City.

Jimmy Nielsen made four saves for his ninth shutout of the season, moving him into a tie for the shutout lead with New England’s Bobby Shuttleworth and Portland’s Donovan Ricketts.

Sounders 2, Toronto 1 — Mauro Rosales scored in the first half and visiting Seattle, in the debut for star forward Clint Dempsey, hung on to beat Toronto.


 Dempsey was called in with 11 minutes remaining in the first half after starting forward Obafemi Martins was taken off following a tackle by Doneil Henry.

Dempsey, a former Fulham and Tottenham player, got his first touch a few minutes later in front of the Toronto goal, but defender Ashtone Morgan took him off the ball.

The other goal for the Sounders (10-7-4) came on an own goal by Henry.

Jonathan Osorio’s fifth goal of the season early in the second half was the lone goal for Toronto (4-11-8).

Fire 2, Impact 1 — Joel Lindpere and Dilly Duka scored first-half goals and host Chicago held on for a victory over Montreal.


The win was the Fire’s second straight and improved them to .500 (9-9-4), stretching an unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) in MLS competition. Coupled with New England’s loss, Chicago climbed into sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Impact (10-7-5) lost their second straight and for the fourth time in eight matches, falling behind Philadelphia to fourth in the Eastern Conference.

Whitecaps 2, Earthquakes 0 — Camilo Sanvezzo and Kenny Miller scored second-half goals as Vancouver beat San Jose north of the border.

Sanvezzo and Miller, who returned after missing the previous game with a groin injury, scored 14 minutes apart as the Whitecaps (10-7-6) ended a three-game winless skid.

The Earthquakes (8-10-6) had their winning streak end at three games.

Union 2, D.C. United 0 — Conor Casey scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season to lead host Philadelphia.

Casey scored in the 35th minute, with Sebastien Le Toux picking up his league-best 11th assist, and in the 75th. Casey trails Jack McInerney by one goal for the team lead.

The Union (10-7-7) improved to 3-1-1 in their last five games. Philadelphia goalkeeper Zac MacMath earned his eighth shutout of the season.

United have dropped three of four and fell to a league-worst 3-16-4 overall and 0-8-3 on the road.

Crew 2, Red Bulls 0 — Federico Higuain converted a penalty kick and had his first goal from the run of play in more than five months as host Columbus beat New York.

The Crew (7-11-5) stopped a three-game losing streak as Higuain scored in the 61st minute after Chad Marshall drew a foul during a free kick. Higuain improved to 2 of 3 from the spot against the Red Bulls (11-8-5) this season. He has seven goals.

Salt Lake 1, Dynamo 0 — Alvaro Saborio’s penalty kick in the 37th minute was the difference as host Real Salt Lake (12-5-7) blanked Houston (9-6-7).


Real Madrid 3, Inter Milan 0 — Real Madrid got another highlight goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and was dominant in its preseason finale with a shutout in St. Louis.

Play was interrupted for several minutes in the second half when several fans dashed onto the field to shake hands with and even hug Real Madrid players.

The attendance of 54,184 was the largest ever for a soccer game in St. Louis.

Chelsea 2, Roma 1 — In Washington, Romelu Lukaku scored in the 89th minute to lift Chelsea FC to a victory in its final tuneup before opening Premier League play next weekend.