MLS: Real Salt Lake ties Galaxy as Kaka leads Orlando City SC over Impact
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Joao Plata had two goals, Juan Manuel Martinez scored on a deflection in the 94th minute and Real Salt Lake tied the Los Angeles Galaxy 3–3 on Wednesday night to remain undefeated at home this season.
Manuel Martinez raced up the sideline in transition, took five touches to get to the corner of the 18-yard box and sent a deflected shot under goalkeeper Brian Rowe.
Real Salt Lake (12-8-8) and Los Angeles (10-4-14) are tied for second place in the Western Conference—seven points behind FC Dallas (15-7-6).
Giovani dos Santos scored twice and assisted on Jeff Larentowicz’s goal to help Los Angeles build a 3–1 lead by the 64th minute. But three minutes later, Plata scored to pull RSL to 3–2.
RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman made his 400th MLS appearance to become the only field player in league history to accomplish the feat.
ORLANDO CITY 4, IMPACT 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Kaka scored twice in Orlando City’s 4–1 victory over the 10-man Montreal Impact on Wednesday night.
Brek Shea and Carlos Rivas also scored for Orlando City (7-7-13).
Didier Drogba scored for Montreal (9-8-10). The Impact were reduced to 10 men when goalkeeper Evan Bush was shown a straight red card in the 51st minute after taking down a streaking Rivas in the box. Kaka scored on backup goalkeeper Eric Kronberg on the penalty.
Drogba scored from a free kick 1:01 into the match, the second-fastest goal in Montreal’s MLS history.