Revolution rally to salvage tie
Tierney scores in stoppage time
Chris Tierney scored in second-half stoppage time to complete New England’s comeback and lift the Revolution to a 2-2 MLS draw with Toronto FC Saturday at BMO Field.
With the Revolution (5-7-3) trailing, 2-0, Blake Brettschneider cut the deficit in half in the 71st minute as he knocked in a rebound past Toronto goalie Milos Kocic.
Danny Koevermans put Toronto (1-10-2) ahead in the fourth minute and Ryan Johnson doubled the lead in the 42d, before they gave up a two-goal lead for the second straight game. Houston scored two late goals to pull to a 3-3 draw against Toronto on Wednesday.
Both Toronto goals came from headers inside the 18-yard box on pinpoint crosses from the left side by defender and Canadian international player Ashtone Morgan.
Tierney’s equalizer was assisted by Flo Lechner.
Union 4, Sporting KC 0 - Jack McInerney scored twice to help host Philadelphia snap a six-game winless skid.
Lionard Pajoy converted a penalty kick in the 81st minute after Antoine Hoppenot was fouled in the box and Hoppenot also had a goal in the 87th minute for the Union. Philadelphia, 0-5-1 in its previous six, won for the first time since beating Chivas USA, 1-0, on April 21.
McInerney got the Union on the board early with a goal in the second minute. He added his second in the 43d minute.
Impact 4, Dynamo 2 - Hassoun Camara got his first MLS goal and Patrice Bernier scored on a penalty kick in the second half as host Montreal beat Houston.
Sanna Nyassi and Davy Arnaud also scored for Montreal.
Will Bruin got his ninth goal and Brad Davis also scored for the Dynamo. Former Impact forward Brian Ching had an assist.
Earthquakes 2, Real Salt Lake 1 - In Sandy, Utah, Alan Gordon scored a goal and assisted on another by Chris Wondolowski to lift San Jose.
Fire 2, Crew 1 - Marco Pappa and Dominic Oduro scored in the first 26 minutes as host Chicago defeated Columbus. The Crew had entered the game with a six-match unbeaten streak (3-0-3).
Spain 2, France 0 - In Donetsk, Ukraine, Xabi Alonso scored two goals in his 100th international appearance, leading Spain to a win over France and a spot in the semifinals. Alonso first scored with a downward header in the 19th minute, and converted a penalty in injury time.
The win was Spain’s first over France in a competitive match in seven attempts. Spain will next face Portugal Wednesday in Donetsk in the semifinals as it bids to win a third straight major title.
“When you lose a game there’s always something missing, I’m not sure if it’s possession or technical ability,’’ France coach Laurent Blanc said. “The lads gave everything and it’s very hard to play against Spain. We blocked their left flank, which is their strong point.’’
The opening goal was the result of excellent one-touch football - the hallmark of Spain’s game. Andres Iniesta prodded the ball through for Jordi Alba, who whipped a perfect cross from the left to Alonso. The Real Madrid midfielder timed his run so well that no France defender picked him up.
“He knows how to sacrifice himself, help the team and where to play,’’ Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said. “He is one of the attacking strengths of ours. He knows how to create and finish.’’
Spain wrapped things up after France’s Anthony Reveillere barged into Pedro Rodriguez in injury time. Alonso coolly sent goalkeeper Hugo Lloris the wrong way from the spot, looking right but clipping the ball firmly to the left.
France’s shot on target came in the 32d minute when Yohan Cabaye’s free kick was tipped over by Spain keeper Iker Casillas.