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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Henry bomb sinks Fire

Thierry Henry's stunning second-half strike secured a 1-0 Major League Soccer win for the New York Red Bulls against the Chicago Fire on Wednesday.

Thiery Henry scores a spectacular goal

The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker controlled a diagonal pass on his chest before unleashing a left-footed volley which flew in off the far post in the 71st minute.

The victory lifted New York to second place in the Eastern Conference standings - one point adrift of Kansas City, who went down 2-1 against Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Calen Carr's netted a goal in each half for the Dynamo, with Kei Kamara's 42nd-minute equaliser for Kansas City in between.

The Los Angeles Galaxy scored twice in the final 10 minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

David Beckham's deflected shot and 17-year-old Jose Villarreal's curling strike - his first MLS goal - nicked the point for the defending MLS Cup champions after first-half goals from Gershon Koffie and Barry Robson had put the Whitecaps in the driving seat.

Montreal Impact edged New England 2-1 at Stade Saputo, Sanna Nyassi's brilliant second-half volley proving the difference between the teams after Patrice Bernier's penalty opener for the Impact had been cancelled out by Lee Nguyen before the break.

The Western Conference-leading San Jose Earthquakes extended their advantage to seven points over Real Salt Lake with a 2-1 win against FC Dallas. First-half goals from Marvin Chavez and Alan Gordon put the hosts in command before Hernan Pertuz grabbed an 89th-minute consolation.

Toronto FC clinched their third straight win with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Colorado Rapids 2-1 at BMO Field. Ryan Johnson and substitute Andrew Wiedeman were on target in the second half to condemn the Rapids - who had taken a first-half lead through Conor Casey - to a fourth consecutive loss.

Finally, Miller Bolanos' 16th-minute goal gave Chivas USA a 1-0 triumph over the Portland Timbers at the Home Depot Center.




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