Rapids edge the Red Bulls in a nine goal thriller

New York Red Bulls 4 – Colorado Rapids 5 (MLS, September 27, 2008) Conor Casey’s hat-trick gave the Colorado Rapids a hard-earned win in New York.

Chivas USA 2 – KC Wizards 1 (MLS, September 27, 2008) Alecko Eskandarian and Sasha Victorine scored first half goals for Chivas, rendering Wolff’s second half goal obsolete.

Toronto FC 1 – Houston Dynamo 1 (MLS, September 27, 2008) Marvell Wynne scored a wonderful so0lo effort for Toronto, but Hunter Freeman’s own goal meant Toronto had to settle for a draw that stretched its winless streak to seven games.

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Adelaide United 2 – Newcastle Jets 0 (A-League, September 27, 2008) Reigning champions Newcastle fell foul of injuries and found themselves down to 10 men from the 55th minute. Cristiano ensured Adelaide cashed in late with strikes in the 72nd and 89th minutes to lift Adelaide up to third.