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MLS roundup: Clint Dempsey makes Sounders debut in 2-1 win over Toronto

Published August 10, 2013 9:38 pm

MLS • Clint Dempsey makes Seattle debut late in first half.
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Toronto • Mauro Rosales scored in the first half and the Seattle Sounders hung on to beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday.

The game was the Sounders debut for star American forward Clint Dempsey. Dempsey was called in with 11 minutes remaining in the first half after starting forward Obafemi Martins was taken off following a tackle by Doneil Henry.

Dempsey, a former Fulham and Tottenham player, got his first touch a few minutes later in front of the Toronto goal, but defender Ashtone Morgan took him off the ball.

The other goal for the Sounders (10-7-4) came on an own goal by Henry.

Jonathan Osorio's fifth goal of the season early in the second half was the lone goal for Toronto (4-11-8).

Sporting K.C. 3, Revolution 0 • In Kansas City, Kei Kamara scored in each half, and Sporting Kansas City retook the Eastern Conference lead with a victory over the short-handed New England. Benny Feilhaber scored on a free kick in stoppage time for Sporting, which broke a two-match losing streak and moved ahead of New York by a point in the East standings.

Whitecaps FC 2, Earthquakes 0 • In Vancouver, British Columbia, Camilo Sanvezzo and Kenny Miller scored second-half goals to lead Vancouver over San Jose. Sanvezzo and Miller scored 14 minutes apart to help the Whitecaps (10-7-6) end a three-game winless skid.

Crew 2, Red Bulls 0 • In Columbus, Federico Higuain converted a penalty kick and had his first goal from the run of play in more than five months to send Columbus past New York.

Union 2, D.C. United 0 • In Chester, Pa., Conor Casey scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season to lead Philadelphia over D.C. United.

Fire 2, Impact 1 • In Bridgeview, Ill., Joel Lindpere and Dilly Duka scored first-half goals and Chicago held on for the victory over Montreal. —

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Sporting K.C. 11 7 6 39 36 24

New York 11 8 5 38 36 31

Philadelphia 10 7 7 37 36 32

Montreal 10 7 5 35 34 34

Houston 9 7 6 33 26 22

Chicago 9 9 4 31 29 32

New England 8 9 6 30 27 23

Columbus 7 11 5 26 27 30

Toronto FC 4 11 8 20 21 31

D.C. 3 16 4 13 13 38

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Real Salt Lake 12 7 5 41 39 27

Vancouver 10 7 6 36 36 30

Portland 8 3 11 35 32 21

Colorado 9 7 8 35 30 26

Seattle 10 7 4 34 29 23

Los Angeles 10 9 3 33 32 27

FC Dallas 8 6 8 32 27 30

San Jose 8 10 6 30 25 35

Chivas USA 4 13 5 17 19 39

Saturday's games

Seattle FC 2, Toronto FC 1

Vancouver 2, San Jose 0

Columbus 2, New York 0

Philadelphia 2, D.C. United 0

Sporting Kansas City 3, New England 0

Chicago 2, Montreal 1

Real Salt Lake 1, Houston 0

Sunday's games

Los Angeles at FC Dallas, 6 p.m.

Colorado at Chivas USA, 9 p.m.