Benny Feilhaber, center, celebrates his goal for Sporting Kansas City against the LA Galaxy with teammates Dom Dwyer, left, and Graham Zusi.
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July 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Benny Feilhaber and Lawrence Olum both had goals and Sporting Kansas City defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Saturday.

Sporting (10-5-5) extended its unbeaten streak to six games, while Galaxy's eight-game unbeaten streak was broken. In the 11th minute, Feilhaber opened the scoring, drilling a free kick from just outside the box into the upper left corner past Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo. Sporting made it 2-0 in the 60th minute.

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Graham Zusi's cross was headed by Jacob Peterson — which was blocked by Penedo — but the rebound came straight to Olum who headed it past a sprawled Penedo. 

Zusi and Matt Besler signed long-term designated player contracts to remain with K.C. earlier in the day. Both players had received interest from abroad after their strong performances in Brazil.

Robbie Keane cut the Galaxy (7-4-6) deficit in the 79th minute with his 10th goal of the season off a corner kick.

Andy Gruenebaum filled in for Sporting's starting goalkeeper Eric Kronberg, who is out with a fractured bone in his left hand suffered Wednesday at practice. 

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In other MLS weekend action:

D.C. UNITED 3, CHIVAS USA 1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eddie Johnson opened the scoring on a penalty kick in the 25th minute and D.C. United earned a victory over Chivas USA on Sunday night.

Johnson headed down a free kick in the 59th minute to set up Perry Kitchen for the volley finish, and Luis Silva added a third United goal in the 70th minute — his fifth goal in five games.

The victory gave United (10-5-4) 34 points, just one behind Sporting Kansas City for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. It also ended a four-game winning streak for Chivas USA (6-8-5).

MLS All-Star Erick Torres scored in his sixth consecutive game for Chivas on a penalty kick in the 84th minute, ending Bill Hamid's shutout bid with his 14th goal of the season.

Hamid was starting in his 100th career game making him the youngest MLS goalkeeper to reach that milestone.

RED BULLS 1, EARTHQUAKES 1

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Steven Lenhart scored his first goal of the season in the 85th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes rallied for a draw against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Lenhart took advantage of a failed clearance by New York inside the penalty area. Lenhart controlled a deflected ball and sent in a shot off the hand of goalkeeper Luis Robles to tie the game at 1-1.

San Jose (4-8-5) ended a four-game losing streak.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his MLS-leading 17th goal of the season for New York (5-6-9) in the 33rd minute. Lenhart was called for a hand ball in the penalty area while battling Tim Cahill on a corner kick. Wright-Phillips easily sent home the penalty kick as goalkeeper Jon Busch dove the wrong way.

Wright-Phillips is two goals away from tying the single-season club record of 19 set by Juan Pablo Angel in 2007.

CREW 2, IMPACT 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bernardo Anor scored twice and the Columbus Crew ended a seven-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday. Columbus (5-7-8) drew within a point of the final playoff spot in the East. Montreal (3-10-5) remained with the fewest points in the league.

Montreal opening the scoring in the 35th minute as Marco Di Vaio took a long pass from Justin Mapp, got past defender Giancarlo Gonzalez, and drilled a right-footed shot past Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark from the top of the box.

The Crew evened it in the 56th minute. Tony Tchani found Anor in space and his left-footed shot eluded Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush.

Anor scored the winner in the 74th minute. He collected a loose ball near midfield, took a couple of dribbles and fired to beat Bush. 

FIRE 1, UNION 1

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sebastien Le Toux scored on a penalty kick in the 91st minute and the Philadelphia Union came back to tie the Chicago Fire on Saturday. Le Toux was awarded the penalty kick after Gonzalo Segares was called for a hand ball inside the penalty area. Segares turned his back on Le Toux's shot, but the ball hit his right arm.

Le Toux calmly slotted home the penalty kick inside the left post, past a diving Sean Johnson. He has scored five goals in his past six games for Philadelphia (5-8-8).

Jeff Larentowicz headed home a corner kick from Harrison Shipp in the 60th minute for a 1-0 lead for Chicago (3-4-11). The duo failed to convert a similar play in the 37th minute when Larentowicz's header was just high of the crossbar.

Neither team had a player selected for the MLS All-Star game when the roster was announced Saturday.

FC DALLAS 2, REVOLUTION 0

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andres Escobar and Tesho Akindele scored, and FC Dallas handed the New England Revolution their seventh-consecutive loss on Saturday. FC Dallas (8-7-5) ran its undefeated streak to five games and handed New England (7-10-2) its longest losing streak in the post-shootout era. The Revolution's club record for consecutive losses is nine.

Escobar sent home a shot in the 29th minute for a 1-0 lead. Escobar grabbed a rebound outside the penalty box, took on two defenders and worked his way to the corner of the 6-yard box for the shot. Akindele started the sequence by hitting the crossbar on a shot.

Akindele won a one-on-one fast-break battle against Andrew Farrell in the 91st minute. He squeezed home a shot to the near post past Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth. 

TORONTO FC 2, DYNAMO 2

HOUSTON (AP) — Dominic Oduro scored in stoppage time before the end of the first half and Toronto FC tied the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Toronto (7-5-5) extended its undefeated streak to three games and Houston's winless streak reached eight games.

Oduro redirected Luke Moore's pass from the end line past Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall to even the game at two in extra time just before the half.

Will Bruin started the scoring for Houston (5-11-4) in the 11th minute as he collected a poor back-pass by Toronto's Bradley Orr and scored into an open net. Toronto evened it seven minutes later as Gilberto settled a volley pass from Justin Morrow, spun, and fired past a diving Hall.

The Dynamo retook the lead at the 26-minute mark. Giles Barnes beat Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik from the top of the box after making a long midfield run. 

REAL SALT LAKE 1, WHITECAPS 1

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Joao Plata scored in the 81st minute to give Real Salt Lake a draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Plata received the ball out wide from Kyle Beckerman, took one touch to get inside the penalty area, and sent a blast to the far post.

Real Salt Lake (7-4-8) has won just once in eight matches, but kept Vancouver (6-4-9) from getting its first win in Utah in six attempts. Robbie Findley ran onto a long ball by Beckerman in the 93rd minute, but his flick inside the penalty area went off the face of Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted and sailed just wide to preserve the tie.

The Whitecaps took a 1-0 lead in the 73rd minute when Darren Mattocks converted a penalty kick. He drew a foul on Nat Borchers inside the penalty area at the end of a long run from midfield. It was his second consecutive game with a goal.

TIMBERS 2, RAPIDS 1

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri each scored in the second half to give the Portland Timbers a win over the visiting Colorado Rapids on Friday night. Portland moves up to seventh place in the Western Conference, while Colorado remains tied for third.

The Rapids opened the scoring in the 16th minute, when Drew Moor headed a corner kick that was saved by Donovan Ricketts. The rebound fell to Deshorn Brown, who had his first attempt also saved by Ricketts, but was able to muscle a second shot towards goal that managed to cross the line before Valeri could clear the ball. It was Brown's seventh goal of the season.

For much of the game, it looked like Colorado would make the lead hold up, but the Timbers finally managed to tie things up in the 72nd minute. A long sequence of passes by Portland eventually led to Jack Jewsbury pulling the ball back from the right wing to the substitute Urruti at the top of the 6-yard box, where the Portland forward blasted his seventh goal of the season into the roof of the net.

Five minutes later, Portland took the lead when Valeri blasted a 25-yard shot past a diving Clint Irwin and into the top corner of the net for his fourth goal of the season.

The victory ends a four-game winless streak for the Timbers, while also ending Colorado's three-game unbeaten streak.

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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)