February 9, 2013
DISNEY CLASSIC ROUNDUP
Impact down SKC, DC routs Rowdies
COLUMBUS CREW 1, TORONTO FC 1
|Orlando City's Justin Clark challenges the Philadelphia Union's Michael Lahoud at the Disney Pro Classic Saturday night.
Photo by Joe Petro, courtesy Orlando City FC
Newly acquired Brazilian center back GlŠuber gave the Columbus Crew a 1-0 win over Toronto FC in the first game of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic on Saturday.
GlŠuber connected with Federico HiguaŪnís corner kick in the 30th minute, putting a header into the upper right corner of the Toronto net out of the reach of goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
PHILADELPHIA UNION 1, ORLANDO CITY FC 1
KISSIMMEE, Fla.ó Philadelphia Union supplemental draft pick Leo Fernandes scored in the 75th minute to lift the Philadelphia Union into a 1-1 draw with Orlando City FC Saturday at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Fernandesí goal countered a 54th-minute strike by 2012 USL Pro scoring leader Dennis Chin.
MONTREAL IMPACT 2, SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1
The Montreal Impact came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City Saturday at the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic. Forward Marco Di Vaio scored in stoppage time in the first half, while Andrew Wenger scored the game winner in the 61st minute.
SKC opened the scoring in the 18th minute, when midfielder Graham Zusi fired one from 25 yards out, which left goalkeeper Troy Perkins no chance on the play.
The Impact tied things up just before the halftime whistle, when midfielder Patrice Bernier played a long ball down the center to Di Vaio, who squeezed through the defense and beat SKC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen with a low shot.
The Impact took the lead in the 61st minute. Just seconds after coming on as a substitute, Academy product Maxim Tissot dribbled down the left flank and played a through ball for Wenger, who beat Nielsen with a low shot.
D.C. UNITED 4, TAMPA BAY ROWDIES 0
KISSIMMEE, Fla.óLionard Pajoy and SuperDraft selection Taylor Kemp split the scoring down the middle as DC United romped past the NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies 4-0 in their Disney Pro Soccer Classic opener Saturday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Pajoy decisively snapped the scoreless tie with goals in the 55th and 58th minutes, heading home the game-winner off Chris Korbís cross, and chipping netminder Andrew Fontein for the first insurance tally. Kemp came off the backline to round out the scoring with goals in the 65th and 73rd.