Major League Soccer scheduled three games for Wednesday's international match day. While Landon Donovan was playing the first half in the USA's win over Mexico, his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates were in Columbus drawing 1-1 with the Crew. Jairo Arrieta opened the scoring for the home side in the 47th minute with Robbie Keane equalizing in the 64th. The game was the first time Columbus played since the death of rookie midfielder Kirk Urso.
“I can’t say enough about what the fans did tonight and have done to honor Kirk Urso," Columbus midfielder Cole Grossman said. "It’s pretty special to look up there and see all the 15’s and KU’s and all the various tributes. At the end of the game, just looking up there almost brought tears to my eyes. The fact that they care so much about one of their own is very special.”
At BMO Field, Toronto and Portland played out a 2-2 draw. Sal Zizzo opened the scoring for the Timbers in the 21st minute. Toronto's Eric Hassli equalized in the 57th, with Luis Silva putting them up a goal six minutes later. Darlington Nagbe equalized for Portland in the 82nd minute.
"We had the lead and then we made it difficult for ourselves," Portland coach Gavin Wilkinson said. "You can question a couple of calls and even one of their goals there was a foul on David Horst where we disputed the call. We were looking for a way, we applied a lot of pressure and this is part of the maturing process. We lacked a bit of confidence and you can see it in the players. It’s a draw on the road, we scored two goals, it’s a good thing for us and we have a lot to look forward to."
Our one win of the night came in Vancouver, with FC Dallas shutting out the Whitecaps 2-0 with two second-half goals. Fabian Castillo opened the scoring in the 60th minute and Jonathan Top doubled the lead ten minutes later. David Ferreira assisted on both goals.