Thierry Henry scores straight from a corner in New York win; Timbers draw with Sounders; DC, Chicago & Dallas win
New York Red Bulls 3 – Columbus Crew 1 (MLS, September 15, 2012) Jairo Arrieta turned Connor Lade inside-out before unleashing a shot at Markus Holgersson who could only tip the ball into the path of Milovan Mirosevic. The hosts responded six minutes later as Rafa Marquez lofted a ball into the box from within his own half and Thierry Henry side-footed home the equaliser.Henry played a crucial role in the Red Bulls second goal. The Frenchman sent his corner to the back post where Dax McCarty headed home with 10 minutes left to play. Thierry Henry capped the victory with an astonishing goal from the corner.
Toronto FC 1 – Philadelphia Union 1 (MLS, September 15, 2012) Sheanon Williams netted an 85th-minute equaliser as the Philadelphia Union salvage a point away to Toronto FC.
Portland Timbers 1 – Seattle Sounders 1 (MLS, September 15, 2012) Fredy Montero’s goal was beautifully taken and a cruel introduction to the game for the sub keeper Bendik, but Portland kept pressing and troubling the Sounders from corners, and eventually got their break from Rodney Wallace’s fine header to meet Jewsbury’s cross.
DC United 2 – New England Revolution 1 (MLS, September 15, 2012) Chris Pontius and Lewis Neal cancelled out Kelyn Rowe’s 29th-minute opener as the Revolution were ruled out of play-off contention.
Chicago Fire 3 – Montreal Impact 1 (MLS, September 15, 2012) Former Juventus striker Marco Di Vaio broke the deadlock and scored for the fourth game in succession on 20 minutes before Sherjill MacDonald, Alex and Alvaro Fernandez hit back for the Fire.
FC Dallas 1 – Vancouver Whitecaps 0 (MLS, September 15, 2012) FC Dallas left it late but grabbed maximum points deep into stoppage time thanks to Canadian international Julian de Guzman, with the club recording a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.