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Major League Soccer: Clint Dempsey scores twice to lead Sounders over Rapids

First Published Apr 26 2014 10:32 pm • Last Updated Apr 26 2014 11:32 pm

Seattle • Clint Dempsey scored twice in a five-minute span early in the second half and set up Lamar Neagle’s first-half goal to help the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 4-1 on Saturday.

Dempsey leads MLS with eight goals. He has at least a goal or an assist in each of Seattle’s last six games. It is the second time in his career that Dempsey has had a six-game scoring streak in MLS, having done it previously in 2005 while with the New England Revolution.

At a glance

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Columbus 3 1 3 12 10 7

Sporting K.C. 3 2 2 11 9 6

D.C. 3 2 2 11 10 8

New England 3 3 2 11 7 9

New York 2 2 5 11 13 12

Toronto FC 3 3 0 9 6 7

Philadelphia 1 3 5 8 9 11

Houston 2 4 1 7 7 12

Montreal 1 4 3 6 7 14

Chicago 0 1 6 6 10 11

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Seattle 5 2 1 16 18 12

FC Dallas 5 2 1 16 18 14

Real Salt Lake 3 0 5 14 13 8

Colorado 3 2 2 11 9 9

Vancouver 2 2 4 10 12 10

Los Angeles 2 1 2 8 7 4

Chivas USA 1 3 3 6 8 13

Portland 0 3 4 4 8 12

San Jose 0 2 3 3 5 7

Saturday

Montreal 1, Philadelphia 0

Seattle FC 4, Colorado 1

D.C. United 4, FC Dallas 1

Columbus 1, New York 1, tie

New England 2, Sporting Kansas City 0

Real Salt Lake 2, Vancouver 2, tie

Chivas USA at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday

Portland at Houston, 1 p.m.

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Obafemi Martins added a 75th-minute goal for Seattle. The Sounders have won three straight to improve to 5-2-1. Dillon Serna scored in the 62nd minute for the Rapids.

D.C. United 4, FC Dallas 1 • In Washington, Fabian Espindola scored twice and added an assist to lead D.C. United past short-handed FC Dallas.

Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin also scored for the Washington club, which extended its unbeaten run to five matches and scored all four of its goals after the first-half ejection of Dallas defender Zach Loyd.

Revolution 2, Sporting K.C. 0 • In Foxborough, Mass., Teal Bunbury scored in stoppage time to break a scoreless tie in New England’s victory over Sporting Kansas City.

Bunbury scored in the in 92nd minute, and Lee Nguyen scored from the spot in the 95th minute.




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