Impact rally to beat Sporting Kansas City, take Conference lead
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Sanna Nyassi and Collen Warner scored early in the second half, and the Montreal Impact rallied for a testy 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.
Claudio Bieler scored on a penalty kick in first-half stoppage time for Sporting KC, prompting protests from Montreal that ultimately got coach Marco Schallibaum dismissed from the game.
He missed watching Nyassi score the equalizer in the 47th minute, and Warner punching the go-ahead goal past Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen in the 53rd minute.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Federico Higuain's penalty kick in the 69th minute rallied Columbus to the draw with Houston.
Making his first start, rookie defender Chad Barson drew a foul by Andrew Driver with a cutback on the right side of the box.
Higuain ended a 294-minute home scoreless drought for the Crew (4-4-5), converting his third penalty in four tries this season. He has four goals.
Houston (6-4-4) took the lead in the 31st minute on Warren Creavalle's third goal of the season.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Kenny Miller scored in the 83rd minute to give Vancouver only its second win in nearly three months.
New York (7-5-4) had its unbeaten streak snapped at seven games. Vancouver (4-4-4) earned its second win since March 9.
Miller broke up a tight game at Red Bull Arena when he streaked across the front of the goalmouth and headed Russell Tiebert's looping cross from the right side of the penalty area for his third goal of the season.
The Red Bulls got on the board in the 51st minute on an own goal by Vancouver's Greb Klazura. Jordan Harvey tied it seven minutes later when he scored his first goal of the season.
TORONTO (AP) - Jack McInerney scored in second-half stoppage time to lift Philadelphia to the draw against short-handed Toronto.
McInerney score on a low shot through traffic after some extended pressure from Philadelphia (5-5-5).
Toronto (1-7-6) was playing with just 10 men after 41 minutes and extended its MLS winless streak to 11 matches.
McInerney came into the game tied for the league lead with nine goals, and also had an MLS-best five game-winning scores.
Rookie midfielder Jonathan Osorio scored in the 66th minute for Toronto.
SANDY, Utah (AP) - Javier Morales scored a goal and assisted on another to fuel a first-half outburst that lifted Real Salt Lake to the win.
Robbie Findley and Ned Grabavoy each chipped in first-half goals for RSL (7-5-3), which beat the Earthquakes (3-6-6) for the second straight time this season and extended their winless streak to four games.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Blas Perez scored his second goal in the 66th minute to lift MLS-leading FC Dallas into the tie wthe Colorado, which got two goals from Atiba Harris.
Perez had only three goals in his previous 13 games for FC Dallas (8-2-4), which is unbeaten in its last four meetings with the Rapids.
FC Dallas is 7-1-4 in its last 12 games. They have outscored their opponents 21-14 in that stretch and lead the MLS with 29 goals.
The Rapids (5-4-5) extended their unbeaten streak to six games, a stretch that includes three wins.
CARSON, Calif. - Obafemi Martins scored on a breakaway and Seattle was gifted an own goal just 12 minutes in sending Chivas USA to its fifth straight loss.
Martins tallied in the 21st minute and Chivas defender Mario de Luna headed a cross into his own net in the 33rd as the Sounders (5-4-3) bounced back from a 4-0 loss last weekend to the Los Angeles Galaxy on the same field and the first U.S. Open Cup defeat in team history three days later.
Chivas USA (3-8-2) saw its winless streak hit eight games, seven of them losses - six by shutout. The Goats, who dismissed head coach Jose Luis "Chelis'' Sanchez Sola on Wednesday, have been outscored, 15-1, in their last five games.