Posted on September 23, 2012
Costa Rican Jairo Arrieta scored a goal and Honduran Victor Bernardez assisted on one in their team’s respective Major League Soccer matches on Saturday night, while Honduran international striker Jerry Bengtson had a goal called back due to offside.
He scored Columbus’ lone goal in its 2-1 loss at the Chicago Fire, firing home a shot into the lower right corner for a 1-0 Crew lead in Bridgeview, Ill.
Arrieta and his teammates, however, could not keep tht elead as Chris Rolfe scored twice for the Fire (16-8-5, 53 points). Columbus fell to 13-11-6 and 45 points.
After Simon Dawkins gave the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 lead, Bernardez set up an insurance goal in a 2-0 win at the Seattle Sounders in the 30th minute.
The scoring sequence started with a San Jose corner kick, which was sent from the top of the six-yard box to Bernardez on the right side. Bernardez squared a pass back to Chris Wondolowski, who scored his league-high 22nd goal in 28 games.
The Earthquakes improved to 18-6-6 and 60 points while the Sounders fell to 13-7-9 and 48 points.
The Honduran international had a goal called back due to an offside call in the New England Revolution’s 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium.
New England coach Jay Heaps, however, felt it should have stood.
“The Bengtson goal is onside,” he said. “I’ve already seen the replay on that. I don’t want to comment further besides to say that was a goal. What do you do? That’s tough, because to me that changes the entire game. Whenever we’ve come out early and scored, and then we hit the bar after, for me the first half was a good up-tempo part of the game. We dictated the game. But fortunately it doesn’t always go your way and unfortunately that’s the second one this season in that same goal that’s been disallowed that we’ve been told is completely the wrong call.”
Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, Honduras