Conor Casey scored twice for the Philadelphia Union in their 3:0 win over MLS Eastern Conference rivals New York Red Bull on Sunday afternoon. Both clubs are currently tied for 2nd place, each with 25 points, four points behind leaders Montreal Impact.
Staying in the MLS, Real Salt Lake took care of the Seattle Sounders 2:0 at home and kept pace with Portland atop the Western Conference table. Kyle Beckerman opened the scoring in the 41st minute with his second goal of the season.
Over in Sweden, Tobias Hysén of IFK Göteborg scored twice for his club as they defeated Mjallby AIF 4-2. The win, coupled with Helsingborgs IF’s loss to Kalmar FF, helped push the Gothenburg club to the top of the league table. With only two points separating first and third, the Swedish season should be quite an interesting one as they enter the second half of the year.
Starting XI (Playing 3-4-2-1)
- GK: Kim Yong Dae – FC Seoul (Korea)
- CB: Nat Borchers – Real Salt Lake (United States)
- CB: George John – FC Dallas (United States)
- CB: Steven Caldwell – Toronto FC (Canada)
- LM: Yago Falqué– UD Almería (Spain)
- CM: Kyle Beckerman – Real Salt Lake (United States)
- CM: Michael Barrantes – Aalesunds FK (Norway)
- RM: Jo Inge Berget – Molde FK (Norway)
- LF: Conor Casey – Philadelphia Union (United States)
- RF: Tobias Hysén – IFK Göteborg (Sweden)
- ST: Henok Goitom – AIK (Sweden)
Substitutes & Reserves
- GK: Sten Michael Grytebust – Aalesunds FK (Norway)
- CB: Aurélien Collin – Sporting KC (United States)
- RM: Kim Hyeung Bum – GyeongNam FC (Korea)
- CM: Morten Berre – Vålerenga Fotball (Norway)
- CM: Mike Jensen – Rosenborg (Norway)
- RW: Hwang Il Su – Daegu FC (Korea)
- LW: Rodney Wallace – Portland Timbers (United States)