Henry gets first MLS goal in Red Bulls’ 2-0 win

HARRISON, New Jersey - Thierry Henry scored his first Major League Soccer goal in the second half of the New York Red Bulls’ 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

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Published: Sun 29 Aug 2010, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:55 AM

Dane Richards, who set up Henry’s goal, scored late in the first half for the Red Bulls, who won for the third time in four matches and pulled four points behind first-place Columbus in the Eastern Conference.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for San Jose.

In other matches, the Philadelphia Union beat the New England Revolution 2-1, the Colorado Rapids downed Houston Dynamo 3-0, the Kansas City Wizards beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 and the Seattle Sounders edged the Chicago Fire 2-1.

Real Salt Lake played out a scoreless draw with Toronto FC, as did FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew.

Substitute midfielder Justin Mapp set up the equalizer in the 82nd minute and scored the winner in stoppage time as Philadelphia ended a six-match winless streak.

Mapp set up Jack McInerney for the equalizer with a short chip into the box, then converted a feed from Sebastien LeToux for the Union’s match-winner, a left-footed drive from 14 meters out.

Jamie Smith scored his first goal of the season less than two minutes into the game, and Conor Casey and Omar Cummings also found the net in Colorado’s dominant performance over Houston.

Kansas City’s Davy Arnaud and Jimmy Conrad ensured the Wizards’ win at Carson California.

The Galaxy had its lead over second-place Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference shrink to three points.

Fredy Montero scored both Seattle goals, including a header in second-half stoppage time, for a comfortable home win.

Montero, who has 10 goals for the season, found the equalizer in the 36th minute after John Thorrington gave Chicago the lead in the 28th.

The game marked the return of Swedish international and former English Premier League star Freddie Ljungberg to Seattle since he was traded by the Sounders to the Fire on July 30.

Nick Wingert and Will Johnson hit the post with shots in the final 10 minutes for defending MLS champion Salt Lake.

A week after having its 17-game home unbeaten streak end with a 4-1 loss to New York, Toronto managed a point at home in match where neither side pressed a consistent attack.

Dallas’ draw set an MLS record for going unbeaten away from home and extended its overall undefeated streak to 12 matches.

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