MLS WRAP – Week 17: De Rosario downs NYRB, Donovan and Beckham score for LA Galaxy

Week 17 of the 2011 MLS season was completed on the weekend with another bunch of interesting results.

Week 17 of the 2011 MLS season was completed on the weekend with another bunch of interesting results.

In New York on Saturday, Dwayne De Rosario returned to haunt his former club in just his second match for DC United with a 61st minute goal in the Washington outfit’s 1-0 triumph over the Red Bulls.

The Canada international, who joined DC from New York on June 27, received a pass from Josh Wolff on the edge of the area before hammering home on his left foot to stretch United’s unbeaten run to four matches.

In Los Angeles, Galaxy star duo Landon Donovan and David Beckham did the damage in their 2-1 win over Chicago Fire, who finished the match with ten men.

Beckham’s 58th minute free-kick from the right flank found Donovan at the back post and the USA star climbed above his marker to head home for his ninth of the season.

The Fire hit back through a Cristian Nazarit header just four minutes later before Beckham swung his corner from the left side into the back of the net to give his side the win.

Elsewhere in MLS, Chivas USA’s Nick LaBrocca scored for the third match in a row but his side were denied victory when Sporting Kansas City scored late through Omar Bravo to force a 1-1 draw.

Houston Dynamo heaped more pressure on Toronto FC with a 2-0 home result, reigning champions Colorado Rapids beat Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1, Real Salt Lake were too good for FC Dallas winning 2-0 in Utah, Fredy Montero scored twice as Seattle Sounders overcame ten man Portland Timbers to win 3-2 as San Jose Earthquakes and Philadelphia Union played out a scoreless draw.

2011 MLS season – Week 17 scores

New York Red Bulls: 0
DC United: 1 (Dwayne De Rosario 61’)
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ – 22,200

Sporting Kansas City: 1 (Omar Bravo 90+3’)
Chivas USA: 1 (Nick LaBrocca 30’)
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS – 18,467

Houston Dynamo: 2 (Danny Cruz 50’, Geoff Cameron 81’)
Toronto FC: 0
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX – 19,085

Colorado Rapids: 2 (Conor Casey 25’, Scott Palguta 68’)
Vancouver Whitecaps: 1 (Camilo Sanvezzo 77’)
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO – 13,058

Real Salt Lake: 2 (Andy Williams 47’, Fabian Espindola 90+4’)
FC Dallas: 0
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – 17,734

San Jose Earthquakes: 0
Philadelphia Union: 0
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA – 9,794

LA Galaxy: 2 (Landon Donovan 58’, David Beckham 66’)
Chicago Fire: 1 (Cristian Nazarit 62’, red card: Josip Mikulic 90+5’)
The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA – 21,762

Portland Timbers: 2 (Jeff Parke (og) 46’, Jorge Perlaza 69’, red card: Eric Brunner 81’)
Seattle Sounders: 3 (Fredy Montero 57’/74’, Osvaldo Alonso (p) 83’)
JELD-WEN Field, Portland, OR – 18,627

 
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