Dallas Burns Slumping New England
The Dallas Burn twice overcame two-goal deficits, then defeated the New England Revolution in a shootout to record a 4-3 victory Saturday night before a crowd of 18,206 at Foxboro, Mass.
The Burn (9-7) outscored the Revolution, 4-2, in the shootout and the loss was the eighth in a row for New England (4-11), which welcomed back U.S. World Cup team members Joe-Max Moore and Mike Burns.
Dallas, which had lost six consecutive matches to New England, tied it, 3-3, in the 65th minute when midfielder Ted Eck scored.
In the shootout, Eck scored the decisive goal on the Burn’s fifth attempt. The Revolution had fallen behind, 3-2, when Ivan McKinley’s shot was stopped by Burn goalkeeper Mark Dodd on the Revolution’s second attempt.
Miami 2, Tampa Bay 1--Paulinho beat Tampa Bay’s Thomas Ravelli in the final shootout round and the Fusion broke a six-game losing streak with a victory at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before a crowd of 8,343.
It was Miami’s first victory without midfielder Carlos Valderrama, who has missed the past month to be with Colombia’s national team at the World Cup.