Columbus and Los Angeles win in MLS action

The Columbus Crew took down the New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles topped FC Dallas in the two Thursday night games within the MLS. The win for the Crew was their first on the road in 2010, and also put them into first place in the Eastern Conference. Both Columbus and Los Angeles are unbeaten to start 2010.

Columbus struck first in the 35th minute when Eddie Gaven scored his second goal of the season, assisted by Frankie Hejduk. The Crew stayed on attack, scoring just four minutes later – Andy Iro placed his second into the net, Gaven. New York scored their first goal in the 81st minute to cut the lead in half. Tony Tchani scored his first of the season, with an assist from Carlos Mendes. Just two minutes later Emilio Renteria scored his first of the season to seal the deal for Columbus.

The Crew have just played seven games this season, winning five and tying in two of them. The Red Bulls have played nine games, winning five and losing four. The Crew will turn around Sunday in Kansas City. New York is now off until Saturday May 29th, when they play in New England, against the Revolution.( rosacea pictures )

The Galaxy of Los Angeles needed just a Mike Magee goal in the 17th minute of the game to win the game. The goal came with assists from Tristan Bowen and Chris Klein. Both teams finished the game with seven shots, and 3 on goal. The Galaxy continue to have the top goal scorer and assist leader in the MLS. Edson Buddle leads the entire league in goals scored, with 9, while Landon Donovan has 9 assists – for the lead.

Los Angeles leads the Western Conference with their 8-0-2 record and 26 points. The second place team in Houston, with just 13 points. Los Angeles has scored 16 goals on the season, while their defense has allowed just two on the season.( acid reflux symptoms )

The Galaxy will now wait until Saturday May 29th to play again. Los Angeles will take on the Crew in Columbus in a battle of the two conference leaders. The Crew are averaging just over 13,000 fans in their four home games this season, while Los Angeles draws one of the best in the MLS – with over 16,000 fans in attendance during their road games.