Matias Perez Garcia and Sanna Nyassi scored to help the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Seattle Sounders 2–0 on Saturday. Elsewhere, the Impact defeated Orlando City for their fourth straight home win.
SEATTLE (AP) —
Nyassi's goal, coming midway through the 28th minute, was his second of the year. Garcia scored his first of the season in the 73rd minute.
"It was a good week for us with the U.S. Open Cup win, then coming to a tough place and getting the full three points," Earthquakes coach Dominic Kinnear said. "We're kind of on the outside looking in as far as the playoff picture goes. It's good to get this win and start catching up on some teams."
The MLS-leading Sounders (9-5-2, 29 points) were without four players who had accounted for 18 of their league-high 23 goals.
Clint Dempsey (seven goals) served the first game of a three-game suspension handed down Friday, the result of an animated dispute with a referee in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to rival Portland in the U.S. Open Cup. Forward Obafemi Martins (seven goals) sustained a groin injury in that same game and will be out for three to six weeks. Forward Chad Barrett (three) also was out injured, and defender Leo Gonzalez (one) was not on the lineup card.
Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said several of his players were tired. A few played all 120 minutes of Tuesday's extra-time Open Cup game.
"I think for us, you need a full gas tank to play well, and sometimes, when you play on half a gas tank, it makes it a little tougher," Schmid said. "We were around the goal, we were there, and we were hitting crosses. Guys were just missing on crosses. Our quality in the final third wasn't as sharp as it needed to be. I think that's more fatigue-related than personnel-related."
Impact 2, Orlando City 0
MONTREAL (AP) —
Expansion Orlando City (5-6-5), which earned a 2-2 draw in Montreal in their first meeting in March, lost a five-game unbeaten run.
Toia, a right back obtained from the defunct
The goal came three minutes after Orlando City goalie
NYCFC 2, Toronto FC 0
TORONTO (AP) —
Villa converted a penalty shot in the eighth minute after
Villa got his second of the night when New York City FC (4-7-5) pounced on a soft pass from Toronto goalkeeper
"He's got scratches all over him, he's been kicked a number of times, he's trying to make a quick run in transition and boom, he's getting hit," Vanney said. "If that's the template, we're going to need the officiating to take care of the players who people come to watch. This league is supposed to be about that."
Giovinco left the locker room before reporters were allowed in the room. Toronto captain Michael Bradley said his team couldn't use New York's tactics as an excuse.
"If we're good enough in what we want to do, and sharp enough, then I don't think we're talking about that," Bradley said.
Toronto FC (6-5-2) honored
Whitecaps 2, Red Bulls 1
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) —
Kekuta Manneh opened the scoring with a close-range goal in the 15th minute, and
Anatole Abang pulled New York back within one in the 82nd, but Ousted made his most difficult save of the match a minute later, diving and deflecting
Vancouver moved into a first-place tie with Seattle in the Western Conference.
The Red Bulls lost their fourth league match in a row.
Galaxy 5, Union 1
CARSON, Calif. (AP) —
The Galaxy (6-5-7) doubled their lead in the 35th when Zardes cut a cross back to Juninho, who blasted home a left-footed shot.
A minute later,
Lletget netted his second career goal in as many MLS starts.
Timbers 2, Dynamo 0
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —
The Timbers opened the scoring in the 34th minute, when Urruti headed a free kick by
Fernandez added his goal in the 60th minute off of a penalty kick. A Timbers corner kick landed at the feet of Rodney Wallace and while attempting a shot, referee
The victory extends Portland's winning streak in MLS to four games, doubling the previous record coming into the season. The Timbers also won in the