Wright-Phillips fuels Red Bulls, Galaxy top FC Dallas and more MLS results
HARRISON, N.J. (AP)—Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his fifth goal in the last six games and the New York Red Bulls beat Toronto FC 3–0 on Saturday night to extend their unbeaten streak to six games.
“I feel confident, I always have,” said Wright-Phillips, who led the MLS with 27 goals last season. “Things are working out a little bit more toward the middle of the season. I have always had chances, it was just a matter of me putting them away.”
Anthony Wallace iced it with a second-half goal and goalkeeper Luis Robles made three saves in setting a franchise record with 26 shutouts. Argentine newcomer Gonzalo Veron scored his first goal as a Red Bull in second-half stoppage to close out the scoring.
New York (11-6-6) is 5-0-1 in its current run, pulling within five points of first-place DC United in the Eastern Conference with three games in hand. Toronto (9-10-4) is 1-3-1 in its last five.
TIMBERS 1, REAL SALT LAKE 0
SANDY, Utah (AP)—Nat Borchers scored in the 95th minute to lift Portland past Real Salt Lake.
Borchers headed down Diego Valeri's corner kick past goalkeeper Nick Rimando. Rimando had conceded the corner with a diving save of Maximiliano Urruti's right-footed blast from the top of the 18-yard box.
Borchers joined the Timbers (11-8-6) this year and was making his first return to Rio Tinto Stadium after playing seven seasons in Real Salt Lake (7-10-8).
Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey made five saves for his 11th shutout of the season.
GALAXY 2, FC DALLAS 1
FRISCO, Texas (AP)—Robbie Keane scored twice to help Los Angeles beat FC Dallas.
The winner came in the 55th minute. Keane fed Mexican newcomer Giovani dos Santos into the penalty area. The forward's first effort was blocked by Dan Kennedy, but dos Santos chipped it far post, where Keane headed it home.
Michael Barros scored for Dallas.
Los Angeles improved to 12-7-7, and Dallas dropped to 11-7-5.
REVOLUTION 2, DYNAMO 0
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)—Jose Goncalves and Juan Agudelo scored second-half goals after long weather delays and New England beat Houston.
Goncalves opened the scoring for the Revs (9-9-7) in the 69th minute, smashing home a right-footed shot after the Dynamo (6-9-7) failed to clear Lee Nguyen's corner kick. Juan Agudelo iced it with another goal in the 88th minute.
Play was delayed nearly 2 hours in the 13th minute because of close lightning strikes and heavy downpours. The game was delayed again for about an hour during halftime.
SPORTING KC 4, WHITECAPS 3
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)—Paulo Nagamura scored two late goals to lift Sporting Kansas City past Vancouver.
Nagamura tied it in the 87th minute, finishing Chance Myers's cross with a laser from behind the area. Nagamura then finished Soni Mustivar's cross with a glancing header in the fourth minute of stoppage time. The final whistle came shortly after the ensuing kickoff.
Dom Dwyer scored on a header in the 81st minute to cut Sporting's deficit to 3–2.
Pedro Morales's 25-yard free kick gave Vancouver (13-9-3) a 3–1 lead in the 75th minute. Kekuta Manneh capitalized on Sporting giveaways for a pair of first-half goals for Vancouver.
Kevin Ellis pulled Sporting (11-4-7) to 2–1, scoring a header in the 53rd minute.