Columbus Crew 3 – Real Salt Lake 0 (MLS, August 23, 2008) The Crew took a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute, Schelotto’s free-kick was headed home by Chad Marshall. Schelotto then converted a penalty to double the lead 10 minutes later before Brad Evans’ second half header sealed the win for the table-toppers.
Toronto FC 1 – New England Revolution 1 (MLS, August 23, 2008) Taylor Twellman chalked up another goal with a back post header that angled across the keeper. But the Western Conference leaders were pegged back by a fine goal from Chad Barrett, who turned and shot past Doug Warren from Rohan Ricketts’ cross.
DC United 3 – Colorado Rapids 0 (MLS, August 23, 2008) Joe Vide scored his first goal of the year in the 45th minute, Santino Quaranta doubled the lead in the 82nd, and Quavas Kirk finished the scoring in the 87th minute at RFK Stadium.
Central Coast Mariners 2 – Sydney FC 3 (A-League, August 23, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) In a ding-dong battle, Sydney captain Steve Corica opened the scoring in the sixth minute but the Mariners were level six minutes later when a foul by Rob Middleby provided Petrovski with a chance from the penalty spot. Corica then bagged his second to give the visitors the lead at the break. Petrovski looked to have salvaged a point for Central Coast when he bagged his second goal in the 68th minute but Shannon Cole’s free-kick nine minutes from time sent Sydney top of the table.