With his teammates staring at a one-goal deficit late in the second half last night, MetroStars reserve forward Mike Magee was looking for anything to give his team a lift.
Even if it meant a blunder by the opposition. Magee made the most of a dropped corner kick by FC Dallas goalkeeper Scott Garlick by getting the ball and scoring the tying goal in host New York's 3-2 victory.
"I don't get many chances like that, but I'll take them," said Magee. "I was hoping for a rebound. I didn't expect a layup."
Magee's second goal of the season seemed to ignite the MetroStars, who gained the victory six minutes later when Sergio Galvan Rey connected on a perfect pass from Ante Razov.
"We deserve a gift like that every now and then," said Coach Bob Bradley, whose MetroStars extended their home unbeaten streak to seven games (4-0-3).
Dallas seemed to take command with a 2-1 lead in the 47th minute. Clarence Goodson -- a graduate of W.T. Woodson and Maryland -- knocked home a rebound shot past goalkeeper Tony Meola for his second goal of the game. It also was the second goal of his career.
* GALAXY 1, REVOLUTION 1: Herculez Gomez scored for visiting Los Angeles early, but Shalrie Joseph tied it on a penalty kick.
Gomez converted a through ball from Landon Donovan on a breakaway down the right side.
Joseph tied it for New England on a penalty kick after defender Ugo Ihemelu was called for a handball.
* AC MILAN 3, FIRE 1: Chris Rolfe scored just before halftime to tie the game for host Chicago in an exhibition. Second-half goals by Alberto Gilardino and Serginho, however, put the game away for AC Milan.
* CREW 2, FULHAM 1: Rookie Domenic Mediate (Maryland) scored the winning goal in the 86th minute for host Columbus in another exhibition.