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April 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thierry Henry scored in his first start in a month, and defender Jamison Olave added a goal in the New York Red Bulls’ 2-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night.

Henry, back at full strength after a knee injury, opened the scoring in the 29th minute, and Olave scored in the 36th to help New York win for the first time in its last five tries at RFK Stadium.

United has scored only two goals and has lost two straight at home after a 17-game unbeaten run.

On the opening goal, Dax McCarty created space, and found Henry outside the box. The Frenchman faked to his right, cut back left, came back to his right and slotted a perfect ball into the bottom right corner. United goalie Bill Hamid dove to his left but it was too late.

New York had four corner kicks in the first half, using the third to double the lead.

Taking a short corner, Juninho played the ball to Henry. Henry sent the ball right back to Juninho, who whipped in a shot that was redirected first by Brandon Barklage before Olave slotted it past Hamid into the back of the net. It was the defender’s third goal of the season and second in two games.


FRISCO, Texas (AP) — George John scored in the 87th minute to lift FC Dallas past Los Angeles.

John directed a header into the left corner from less than 5 yards, then hit the back of his head on the right post, opening a cut.

Dallas improved to 16 points to lead the MLS Western Conference, with Los Angeles on 8 points, with four other teams.

In the 69th minute Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez slid a few feet to his left to deflect Landon Donovan’s penalty kick.

Donovan made his first MLS start of the season. He took an extended leave of absence following MLS Cup 2012 in December and made his season debut against Toronto FC on March 30 as a second-half substitute.


SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle failed to deliver on coach Sigi Schmid’s victory guarantee, drawing with New England despite dominating most of the play.

In remarks to reporters Friday, Schmid promised that the Sounders, off to the worst start in the five-year history of the franchise, would win for the first time this season.

The Sounders have scored only two goals, and both of those scorers — Eddie Johnson (hamstring) and Brad Evans (calf) — were sidelined with injuries Saturday.

New England has gone without a goal for four-plus games totaling 388 minutes since scoring in the 62nd minute of a season-opening 1-0 victory at Chicago on March 9.


CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) — Jack McInerney scored in the second minute of stoppage time to give Philadelphia a draw with Toronto FC.

McInerney, who leads the Union with four goals, scored 4 minutes after Toronto FC’s Ashtone Morgan was sent off for receiving a second yellow card and was sent off in the 88th minute.

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


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Camilo scored a 84th minute penalty to help Vancouver draw with Real Salt Lake.

Camilo scored after having four shots stopped in the first half as the Whitecaps earned a point in their first home game since March 9.

Second-half substitute Olmes Garcia opened the scoring for Salt Lake in the 66th minute.


CARSON, California (AP) — Rookie Deshorn Brown scored a penalty after seven minutes and Colorado held on to beat Chivas.

Brown converted from the penalty spot after he was knocked over by Eric Avila in Chivas’ box when he took a pass from Dillon Powers. The Rapids, missing six top players due to injury, won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Chivas USA missed a penalty kick near the end of the first half, struggled to create scoring chances and lost for the first time in five games.

Chivas could have tied it after Jose Erick Correa was knocked down by Shane O’Neill as he leaped for a short cross from Laurent Courtois, but Correa fired off the crossbar, and Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin got low to save Carlos Alvarez’s rebound from 19 yards.

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