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Villafana's goal ends drought in Chivas' tie

Published October 7, 2012 10:00 pm

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Carson, Calif. • Jorge Villafana's goal in the 69th minute snapped a 600-minute scoreless streak and also dealt a blow to FC Dallas' playoff hopes as Chivas USA forged a 1-1 draw Sunday.

With the point earned, FC Dallas sits four points behind Vancouver for the fifth and final Western Conference playoff spot, and each team has two games remaining. Vancouver would secure the playoff spot with a victory or an FC Dallas loss.

Villafana's goal tied the game and ended the second longest drought in league history.

FC Dallas Blas Perez opened the scoring in the eighth minute when Perez finished off a rebound from a shot by David Ferreira.

Sounders 3, Timbers 0 • In Seattle, Eddie Johnson scored his 14th goal of the season just minutes after an own goal gave Seattle the lead, Fredy Montero added another in the 62nd minute, and the Sounders raced past Cascadia rival Portland.

Sporting Kansas City 1, Crew 1 • In Columbus, Ohio, Eddie Gaven's header in the first minute of stoppage time gave the Crew a draw with Sporting Kansas City, salvaging an important point for Columbus as it tries to land a playoff spot. —

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

x-Sporting Kansas City 17 7 8 59 40 26

x-Chicago 17 10 5 56 45 39

D.C. 16 10 6 54 49 40

New York 15 9 8 53 54 46

Houston 13 8 11 50 45 38

Columbus 14 11 7 49 40 40

Montreal 12 15 5 41 45 50

Philadelphia 10 15 6 36 35 37

New England 7 17 8 29 37 44

Toronto FC 5 20 7 22 35 60

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

x-San Jose 19 6 7 64 69 40

x-Real Salt Lake 17 11 4 55 46 35

x-Seattle 14 7 10 52 48 31

x-Los Angeles 15 12 5 50 56 45

Vancouver 11 12 9 42 35 40

FC Dallas 9 12 11 38 39 42

Colorado 9 19 4 31 40 50

Portland 7 16 9 30 32 55

Chivas USA 7 17 8 29 22 54

x- clinched playoff berth

Sunday's games

Columbus 1, Sporting Kansas City 1, tie

Chivas USA 1, FC Dallas 1, tie

Seattle FC 3, Portland 0

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Real Salt Lake at Seattle FC, 9 p.m.