Beckham’s LA Galaxy miss out on the playoffs; Danny Cepero becomes the 1st MLS goalie to score

Newcastle Jets 1 – Melbourne Victory 0 (A-League, October 18, 2008) Teenage striker Marko Jesic produced an 86th minute volley to give Newcastle a win over a ten-man Melbourne. Archie Thompson is left facing a suspension after he was sent off for appearing to swear at referee Matthew Breeze in the 58th minute.

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Houston Dynamo 3 – LA Galaxy 0 (MLS, October 18, 2008) For the third year in a row, the Galaxy failed to reach the playoffs. Three goals in a nine-minute span in the first half did the damage, with a Bryan Jordan og and strikes from Dwayne De Rosario and Brian Ching ending another year of disappointment for Beckham et al.

KC Wizards 3 – San Jose Earthquakes 2 (MLS, October 18, 2008)

New York Red Bulls 3 – Columbus Crew 1 (MLS, October 18, 2008) New York took a 2-1 lead thanks to a Juan Pablo Angle brace, with Steven Lenhart heading Columbus onto the scoreboard. But the game belonged to Red Bulls keeper Danny Cepero, who became the first MLS shotstopper to score a goal as his place kick travelled the length of the pitch and bounced over Gruenebaum.

Toronto FC 3 – Chicago Fire 2 (MLS, October 18, 2008)