Juan Pablo Angel scored his second goal with two minutes left in regulation, helping the New York Red Bulls beat FC Dallas, 3-2, yesterday in East Rutherford, N.J., to snap a 13-match MLS winless streak that had reached 16 games in all competitions.
It was the Red Bulls’ first victory since May 8 against San Jose, and gave interim coach Richie Williams a winning debut. Williams took over after Juan Carlos Osorio resigned Friday.
FC Dallas (6-11-5) dropped to 0-4-1 in its last five road matches.
Angel, who missed the previous two matches because of a concussion, scored the winning goal when he knocked in the rebound of Macoumba Kandji’s shot in the 88th minute.
The goal came after former teammate Dave van den Bergh picked up a loose ball from 20 yards out and knocked it past Red Bulls goalkeeper Danny Cepero in the 73d minute to tie the game.
Fire 3, Rapids 2 - Dasan Robinson scored in second-half injury time as Chicago scored three unanswered goals in 18 minutes to stun visiting Colorado.
Robinson’s header from 6 yards beat Matt Pickens to the left side of the net for the Fire (10-5-8), who trailed, 2-0, in the 58th minute after a pair of goals by Rapids striker Omar Cummings in a 10-minute span.
Though he was already on a yellow card, Robinson celebrated the winner by taking his jersey off and getting himself a red, but the Rapids (8-7-6) were unable to get a late equalizer to salvage a point.
Cuauhtemoc Blanco started the comeback by earning a penalty shot in the 71st minute after getting tripped by Kosuke Kimura. He ripped a shot to the lower left corner by Pickens to make it 2-1. Mike Banner tied the match, 2-2, with a 16-yard shot in the 85th.
Chicago moved within one point of Columbus for the Eastern Conference lead, while Colorado remained fifth in the West, nine points behind Houston.
Cummings gave the Rapids a two-goal lead in the 58th minute with a thunderous left-footed shot from 20 yards that beat Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch to the upper right corner for his eighth goal.
Sounders 1, Dynamo 1 - Nate Jaqua scored in the 70th minute to give Seattle a point in Houston and move the Sounders into a tie for third place in the Western Conference.
Geoff Cameron scored his first goal of the season in the 36th minute, but the Dynamo couldn’t hold off their former teammate. Jaqua made 29 appearances for the Dynamo before he was taken by Seattle in the expansion draft.
Houston (11-6-7) extended its unbeaten streak to three and regained sole possession of the MLS lead over Columbus by a point. The Dynamo also extended their lead over Los Angeles in the West to five points. Seattle (8-6-9) is even with Chivas USA at 33 points.