Late Tie Spoils Adu’s Real Debut
Carlos Ruiz scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to rally FC Dallas to a 2-2 tie with Real Salt Lake yesterday.
Salt Lake was about one minute from winning a season opener for the first time, but goalkeeper Nick Rimando ran out to grab the ball in front and missed, leaving Ruiz to head in the tying goal.
The game ended shortly after the goal, which had the stunned home fans booing as the players left the field after blowing a game they had dominated.
Jeff Cunningham scored twice for Real, which fell to 0-1-2 in season openers.
Freddy Adu made his Salt Lake debut and had three shots go over the crossbar. Adu boosted Salt Lake’s overhauled offense, which outshot Dallas 10-3 in the first half. K RED BULLS 0, CREW 0: Claudio Reyna wore the captain’s armband for New York in his first MLS game, the visiting Red Bulls’ tie with Columbus in both teams’ season opener.
Reyna, a midfielder who has played 112 games for the U.S. national team, signed with the Red Bulls in January after a 12year career in Europe.
Neither team was able to generate many scoring opportunities in a game played in blustery, subfreezing conditions that included snow in the second half. K FIRE 1, REVOLUTION 0: Logan Pause scored in the fourth minute to give Chicago the victory over visiting New England in both teams’ season opener.
Chris Rolfe sent the ball to Justin Mapp, who crossed it into the box. Pause headed the ball off the left post and into the net to give the Fire a 1-0 lead. The goal was Pause’s first in a five-year MLS career. K ENGLAND: Portsmouth held on to beat Manchester United, 2-1, helping Chelsea move within three points of the Premier League lead.
United defender John O’Shea scored in the 90th minute and teammate Alan Smith nearly added another during injury time, but Portsmouth goalkeeper David James made the tough save.
Chelsea beat Tottenham, 1-0, on Ricardo Carvalho’s 52nd-minute goal.
Third-place Liverpool beat Reading, 2-1, with Dirk Kuyt heading in the winning goal in the 86th minute. Arsenal lost at home for the first time this season, falling 1-0 to West Ham.