- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 12, 2009

From combined dispatches


REAL SALT LAKE 2, D.C. UNITED 1: Javier Morales scored in the 80th minute to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 come-from-behind win against D.C. United on Saturday in Sandy, Utah.

Morales, who notched his first goal of the season, scored after Kyle Beckerman's pass intended for Robbie Findley bounced off the back of Findley's leg straight to Morales just outside the penalty box.

Luciano Emilio gave United (1-1-2) a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute with his third goal in three games when he scored on a header off a cross from Chris Pontius.

The advantage didn't last long. Jamison Olave tied it for Salt Lake (2-1-0) in the 40th minute with a header of his own. Will Johnson sent the ball in front of the goal and Olave's deflection went off United keeper Louis Crayton and into the net.

Crayton, who finished with six saves, kept Salt Lake from taking the lead in the 73rd when he saved a header from Yura Movsisyan taken just seven yards out. Salt Lake outshot United 15-7.

Beckerman nearly gave Salt Lake the lead in the 50th minute, but his attempt bounced off the crossbar

FC DALLAS 1, TORONTO FC 1: Pablo Ricchetti scored in the 86th minute, and FC Dallas earned its first point of the season with a tie at Toronto FC.

FIRE 3, EARTHQUAKES 3: Chris Rolfe scored in the 85th minute with San Jose down to 10 men to salvage a tie for Chicago in Santa Clara, Calif.

RED BULLS 0, DYNAMO 0: New York rookie goalkeeper Alec Dufty made a late save on a header by Brian Ching to preserve a tie in Houston in a rematch of year's Western Conference semifinals.

RAPIDS 1, CREW 1: Conor Casey scored in the 82nd minute, giving Colorado a point on the road while extending Columbus' winless start.


RED STARS 1, FREEDOM 1: Becky Sauerbrunn scored in the second half to give Washington a tie with Chicago in its home opener at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.

Lindsay Tarpley opened the scoring for Chicago with her second goal of the season in the 29th minute.

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