Conor Casey moved into a tie for the MLS goal-scoring lead with a penalty kick in the 58th minute, lifting the Colorado Rapids into a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution last night in Commerce City, Colo.
With Colorado (10-8-10) trailing, Casey tied it with his 16th goal after Omar Cummings was taken down in the scoring area. The Rapids star is tied with Dallas’s Jeff Cunningham for the league goal-scoring lead.
It was the fourth consecutive deadlock for Colorado, which has 40 points and remains in the running for a playoff spot
Kheli Dube scored for New England (10-9-8), winless in its last four games.
Colorado goalkeeper Preston Burpo got the start instead of Matt Pickens, who missed his fifth consecutive game with a knee injury.
Dube’s eighth goal of the season opened the scoring in the 29th minute. Darrius Barnes sent a free kick toward the front of the crease and Dube put a header into the back of the net.
Sounders 1, Crew 0 - Roger Levesque scored and Seattle ended Columbus’s 24-game home unbeaten streak.
The Crew had an opportunity to extend its MLS-record streak late in the game, but 2008 MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s penalty kick in the 84th minute was wide left. Columbus was awarded the penalty after defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado used both hands to push down Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven from behind near the endline.
Chivas USA 2, United 0 - Chivas USA used D.C. United’s own goal in the first half in Washington to stay alive in the playoff hunt.
Maicon Santos set up the winning goal in the 33d minute, when Chivas (12-9-5) capitalized on a miscue by goalkeeper Milos Kocic, who was making just his third start. Jesus Padilla added to the lead in the 53d minute.
Galaxy 1, Fire 0 - Landon Donovan scored in the 42d minute and Donovan Ricketts made four saves for his seventh shutout as host Los Angeles (11-6-11) defeated Chicago to take a one-point lead over Houston atop the Western Conference.