MLS Camp Roundup: D.C. United sweep split-squad friendlies, Seattle finishes fifth and more

MLS Camp Roundup: D.C. United sweep split-squad friendlies, Seattle finishes fifth and more

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MLS Camp Roundup: D.C. United sweep split-squad friendlies, Seattle finishes fifth and more

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By TRAVIS CLARK

D.C. United wrapped up a three-week stint in Florida with two wins in two matches played this morning.

In two split-squad friendlies, United beat the U.S. U-17 squad 5-2, and at the same time had another XI go up against Florida Gulf Coast University. The other match was a 1-0 for D.C., with a Dejan Jakovic goal enough for the win.

Troy Perkins was back in the net for United after taking part in the U.S. national team camp in February, shutting out FGCU. D.C. returns back to the nation's capital this weekend for a week.

Here's a look at what's going on in camps around the league:

SOUNDERS CLOSE WITH WIN IN SPAIN

Seattle wrapped up their La Manga Cup adventure with a 1-0 win over SK Brann on Thursday, the competition's fifth-place game. Lamar Neagle scored the game-winner in the 84th minute off a Pete Vagenas free kick. The Sounders are scheduled to return to Seattle on Saturday

DYNAMO, RED BULLS TIE WHILE TFC WINS IN DISNEY CLASSIC

Thursday night marked the kick-off of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic down in Florida. The New York Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo played through 90 minutes without a goal, before New York won a 6-5 shootout to determine who advances to the competition's final.

New York will play Toronto on Saturday, who beat FC Dallas by a 1-0 score. Vincent Kayizzi, a trialist from Uganda, scored the game's only goal as Stefan Frei and Milos Kocic teamed up to keep the clean sheet for TFC.

KANSAS CITY, CHIVAS DRAW IN TWO MATCHES

Kansas City and Chivas squared off on Wednesday for two friendlies, both 60 minutes each, and tied both of them. Mariano Trujillo opened up the day's scoring, before Josh Wolff equalized in the 45th minute for KC. No one scored in the day's second game that ended in a 0-0 draw. Tonight, the Wizards will scrimmage Los Angeles out in Arizona.

FIRE TIES CHIVAS GUADALAJARA

Brian McBride struck in the 41st minute for Chicago in their friendly against Chivas Guadalajara, and it almost stood up as the difference. However, a second-half stoppage time tally by Chivas midfielder Adrian Dominguez meant honors were to be shared in Thursday's scrimmage, held at the Mexican club's training grounds. Chicago is scheduled to train in Mexico until March 4.

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