downloadNew York Red Bulls kept their spot inside the top six of the Eastern Conference after claiming a dramatic 1-0 win over 10-man DC United.

Englishman Lloyd Sam was the hero for the Red Bulls, popping up with a 90th-minute match-winner at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday.

After Fabian Espindola was controversially sent off in the 32nd minute – shown a straight red card by referee Mark Geiger for a high foot on Dax McCarty – United appeared on track for a hard-fought draw in New York.

United goalkeeper Bill Hamid pulled off a number of fine saves throughout the contest but the East leaders suffered a hammer blow in the closing stages as Sam drove forward and place the ball into the back of the net.

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Liga Movistar VenezuelaCaracas heaped misery on Aragua, thrashing the Venezuelan Primera Division strugglers 5-0 on Wednesday.

The loss sent Aragua to the bottom of the 18-team league on goal difference behind Metropolitanos (both two points).

Caracas were powered to victory at their Estadio Olimpico de la UCV home via three goals inside 33 minutes, with each of Jhonder Cadiz, Ricardo Andreutti and Romulo Otero scoring.

The result was capped off by Otero’s second in the 72nd minute, and a Robert Garces goal late on.

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K_LeagueIn-form Seoul scored yet another late winner to secure a 2-1 victory at Seongnam which lifted them up to sixth place in the K.League.

Choi Yong-soo’s charges are now unbeaten in nine games in all competitions and leapfrogged Ulsan in the table on Wednesday courtesy of Koh Myong-jin’s last-gasp strike.

Hwang Ui-jo had put the home side in front eight minutes into the second half at the Tancheon Sports Complex, but Ko Kwang-min levelled 13 minutes later.

Seoul have secured victories over Pohang Steelers and Jeonbuk Motors – the top two in the K.League – courtesy of late goals and they were at it again, as Koh snatched all three points to move the visitors into the top half of the table.

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Argentina_Primera_Division_LogoRiver Plate preserved their unbeaten record in the Argentine Primera Division, while Boca Juniors won again under Rodolfo Arruabarrena.

Uruguayan striker Rodrigo Mora stepped up in the absence of star man Teofilo Gutierrez, netting a brace as River accounted for Tigre 2-0 at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti on Sunday.

River have collected 16 points from six matches to move three clear of Velez Sarsfield, who played out a goalless draw with third-placed Newell’s Old Boys on Saturday.

Gutierrez has played an integral role for River this season, topping the scoring charts with six goals in five games and his red-hot form saw him called into the Colombia squad.

With the 29-year-old away on international duty, River needed a player to take centre stage and that man was Mora.

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Copa_Movistar_2011Juan Aurich continued where they left off as they opened the Peruvian Primera Division Clausura campaign with victory over San Simon.

A week after lifting their maiden Apertura title, Juan Aurich were back in action as they saw off San Simon 2-1 at the Estadio 25 de Noviembre on Sunday.

Hernan Rengifo, who scored nine goals in 15 Apertura games, opened the scoring after 32 minutes in Moquegua.

The 31-year-old was left unmarked at the back post and coolly headed the ball into the corner of the net.

Osnar Noronha doubled the visitors’ lead on the stroke of half-time, when he sprung the offside trap before poking the ball beyond San Simon goalkeeper Federico Nicosia.

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Liga_PostobonBoyaca Chico dropped off the pace in the Colombian Primera A, while Deportivo Cali and Medellin won to hold the top two spots.

Two points off top heading into the weekend, Boyaca Chico twice coughed up a lead to draw 2-2 at Atletico Nacional.

Francisco Rodriguez and Juan Perez had put Boyaca Chico ahead in the eighth and 60th minutes respectively, but equalisers from Elkin Calle and Sherman Cardenas helped salvage a point for Atletico.

Deportivo Cali are clear top on 17 points, one ahead of Medellin, after a 1-0 road win over Aguilas Doradas.

Juan Cabezas’ goal three minutes out from half-time was enough for Cali, who won their fifth game of the season.

Medellin joined Cali with four straight wins, as they downed Fortaleza 3-2 away from home.

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downloadNew England Revolution consolidated third spot in the Eastern Conference after coming from behind to beat Chicago Fire in MLS on Sunday.

Goals from Uruguayan import Diego Fagundez and substitute Charlie Davies cancelled out Sanna Nyassi’s opener as the Revolution won 2-1 in front of 12,204 spectators at Gillette Stadium.

After extending their winning streak to four games, the in-form Revolution remain third in the East with 39 points from 27 matches.

New England are only three points adrift of second-placed Sporting Kansas City, who have lost four on the bounce.

The Fire are second from bottom in the East – seven points behind Philadelphia Union in the race for the final play-off spot.

And the Chicago franchise made a bright start in New England as they attempted to make it three games without defeat.

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