From News Services
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Brian Ching scored his third goal of the season in the 68th minute last night, Tony Caig made three saves to earn his first career MLS shutout, and the Houston Dynamo beat the visiting New York Red Bulls, 1-0.
New York (3-3-3, nine points) has lost two in a row after a five-game unbeaten streak. The Red Bulls had two chances to tie late, but Danleigh Borman's shot in the 89th minute went wide left, and Chris Leitch's header in the 93rd minute went high.
Houston (3-3-5, 14) has rebounded from an 0-2-3 start to go 3-1-2 in its last six games.
The Red Bulls played without Juan Pablo Ángel, who was ill and didn't make the trip to Houston.
· TORONTO FC 2, GALAXY 0: Second-half goals by defender Julius James and forward Jeff Cunningham carried Toronto (5-3-2) at home over David Beckham-less Los Angeles.
Both teams had depleted rosters because of injuries and international call-ups, most notably England's Beckham.
The Galaxy (4-4-2) generated little offense, rarely testing Toronto goalie Brian Edwards. His only save came in the 83rd minute, on a shot by Alan Gordon.
U.S. national star Landon Donovan (right groin injury) also missed the game for the Galaxy.
· REAL SALT LAKE 3, EARTHQUAKES 1: Robbie Findley scored in the 48th minute and assisted on Javier Morales's goal 12 minutes later in Salt Lake City.
Dema Kovalenko scored on a penalty kick in the 73rd minute to finish Real Salt Lake's scoring.
Real Salt Lake (3-5-2) ended its two-game losing streak and has a chance to keep moving up the Western Conference standings with three of its next four games at home.
John Cunliffe scored in the 84th minute for San Jose (2-6-1), which has not won consecutive games this season.