x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

100 up for Twellman as Revolution hit form

Taylor Twellman becomes the fifth player in Major League Soccer history to register a century of goals.

Taylor Twellman became the fifth player in Major League Soccer history to score 100 goals when he grabbed a pair in the second half to lead the New England Revolution to a 4-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. Twellman, playing his second match of the season after being sidelined with a neck injury, went on as a second-half substitute and did not take long to reach the milestone. He scored his first goal of the year in the 57th minute with a header off a cross from Shalrie Joseph to give New England a 3-0 lead.

Seven minutes later he shot under the Red Bulls goalkeeper Jon Conway. New England went into the match having scored a league-low 10 goals but scored four times in a 17-minute span against the Red Bulls. Kenny Cooper scored in the 87th minute to help FC Dallas salvage a 2-2 draw at home against the San Jose Earthquakes. Arturo Alvarez had given last-place San Jose a 2-1 lead in the 82nd minute after he beat defender Marcelo Saragosa and sent a curling left-foot shot into the top right corner of the net. Dallas scored the equaliser five minutes later when Brek Shea passed to Cooper, who drove it in from six yards. The Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman missed the match while serving a one-game suspension following an altercation with supporters during the game against Chicago.

* AP