MLS WRAP – Week 14: Galaxy win again as Henry sent off in NYRB draw

Thierry Henry was sent off as New York Red Bulls scored two late goals to force a 3-3 draw with Portland Timbers on the weekend.

The Frenchman, who netted in the 73rd minute, was given his marching orders in injury time when he was involved in an off-the-ball incident with Adam Moffat in an exhilarating affair at JELD-WEN Field.

Austin da Luz opened the scoring with the Red Bulls in the 5th minute before the Timbers struck three times through Jack Jewsbury, Kevin Goldthwaite and an own goal from Stephen Keel.

Henry scored his eighth goal of the season with a neat left-footed finish to make it 3-2 before Jewsbury hit the upright from the penalty spot, denying the Timbers a two-goal lead.

And it proved to be a crucial miss as Timbers teammate Rodney Wallace handballed in the area and Dwayne De Rosario stepped up to the plate to send home the equaliser in the 96th minute.

The draw kept the Red Bulls on top of the Eastern Conference table whilst the Timbers dropped to seventh in the West.

In other MLS matches, Sporting Kansas City defeated San Jose Earthquakes 1-0, Seattle Sounders scored a late winner to take down Toronto FC 1-0, New England Revolution and Chicago Fire drew 1-1, Columbus Crew won 2-0 at Houston Dynamo, Real Salt Lake and DC United played out a 1-1 draw, Vancouver Whitecaps scored their second win of the season with a 1-0 result over Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas beat Chivas USA 2-1.

And to round out the week’s MLS action, LA Galaxy maintained top spot in the West with a 3-1 away win over Colorado Rapids.

2011 MLS season – Week 14 scores

Sporting Kansas City: 1 (CJ Sapong 31’)
San Jose Earthquakes: 0
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS – 18,467

Toronto FC: 0
Seattle Sounders: 1 (Fredy Montero 90’, red card: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado 49’)
BMO Field, Toronto, ON – 21,839

New England Revolution: 1 (Rajko Lekic 48’)
Chicago Fire: 1 (Dominic Oduro 32’)
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA – 14,246

Houston Dynamo: 0 (red card: Lovel Palmer 52’)
Columbus Crew: 2 (Andres Mendoz 41’, Bernardo Anor 77’)
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX – 13,039

Real Salt Lake: 1 (Fabian Espindola (p) 38’)
DC United: 1 (Charlie Davies (p) 84’)
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – 16,841

Colorado Rapids: 1 (Conor Casey 64’, red card: Caleb Folan 74’)
LA Galaxy: 3 (Drew Moor (p) 25’, Juninho 42’, Chad Barrett 80’)
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO – 18,277

Vancouver Whitecaps: 1 (Alain Rochat 12’)
Philadelphia Union: 0
Empire Field, Vancouver, BC – 20,168

Chivas USA: 1 (Michael Lahoud 71’)
FC Dallas: 2 (Brek Shea 22’, Jackson Goncalves 85’)
The Home Depot Centre, Carson, CA – 11,253

Portland Timbers: 3 (Jack Jewsbury 48’, Kevin Goldthwaite 49’, Stephen Keel (og) 67’)
New York Red Bulls: 3 (Austin da Luz 5’, Thierry Henry 73’, Dwayne De Rosario (p) 90+5’, red card: Henry 90+3’)
JELD-WEN Field, Portland, OR – 18,627

 
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