Late Tie Spoils Adu’s Real De­but

The Washington Post Sunday - - Sports -

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.

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