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MLS Game Summary - Chivas USA at Seattle



(Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 2, Chivas USA 1

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Eddie Johnson bagged a brace at CenturyLink Field on Saturday, scoring in the 29th and 89th minutes to help Seattle Sounders FC take a 2-1 win over Chivas USA and lift the Emerald City club to second place in the Western Conference.

Nick LaBrocca gave the Goats an early lead, but Johnson drew the Sounders level before sealing three points in dramatic fashion with a game-winner late on.

Seattle (13-6-8) extends its unbeaten run to four games, taking 10 points over that stretch to move to within six points of the first-place San Jose Earthquakes.

Chivas (7-12-7) looks certain to miss the postseason at this point, losing three of its last four and going winless in its last six league contests. The Goats are second from bottom in the West with 28 points through 26 games.

LaBrocca got the visitors off to a shock start when he collected a brilliant through ball from Shalrie Joseph and slapped a left-footed shot across goal and just inside the far post.

Seattle equalized in the 29th minute from a set piece as Christian Tiffert's inch-perfect delivery was nodded home by Johnson.

The home side came agonizingly close to breaking the deadlock in the second half when Steve Zakuani's cross found an unmarked Brad Evans at the back post, but the Sounders midfielder was unable to convert the sitter, poking his first-time effort off the base of the post.

That miss ultimately made no difference as Johnson headed home a late winner off of a sensational cross from Fredy Montero to wrap up three points for Seattle.

09/08 18:10:20 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
11th
CWS 3
BOS 4
 
11th
HOU 4
KAN 6
 
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
7th
ANA 1
OAK 4
 
7th
SDP 3
COL 1
 
7th
SFG 1
LOS 1
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
3rd
DEN 65
GSW 71
 
3rd
POR 74
LAC 56
 
3rd
SAC 69
PHO 63
 
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
2nd Intermission
ANA 4
DAL 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR