MLS: Fabian Castillo, FC Dallas top D.C. United; Red Bulls stay hot

Sunday July 19th, 2015

FRISCO, Texas (AP)—Fabian Castillo drove home a carom from the top of the goal box in the second minute of stoppage time to give FC Dallas it's fourth straight victory, 2–1 over fellow division leader D.C. United on Saturday night.

Tesho Akindele found space to the left of goal and fed a cross to Victor Ulloa inside the penalty area that he fired toward goal. Defender Taylor Kemp got a foot on the ball, but it bounced directly to Castillo for the winner.

Kellyn Acosta scored in the 73rd minute to give Dallas (10-5-5) a 1–0 lead after increasing pressure in the United (10-7-5) end after a scoreless first half.

Four minutes later, Kemp fired a cross in front of Dallas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy toward Jairo Arrieta, but defender Matt Hedges redirected the shot past the keeper to even the match on an own goal.

RED BULLS 2, ORLANDO CITY 0

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored and Dax MrCarty had two assists in New York's victory over expansion Orlando City.

New York has won four of its last five MLS matches to improve to 8-6-5.

Kljestan scored in the 21st minute, and Grella connected in stoppage time. Grella has five goals this season, and Kljestan has three.

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Luis Robles made four saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 24th overall.

Orlando City dropped to 6-8-6.

RAPIDS 1, SOUNDERS 0

SEATTLE (AP)—Kevin Doyle scored on a counterattack in the 84th minute, boosting Colorado to its first victory in Seattle.

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The Rapids (5-6-9) had been 0-8-1 at CenturyLink Field since the Sounders joined Major League Soccer in 2009. Seattle (10-9-2) lost for the fifth in six games.

Jared Watts started the scoring play by sending a long ball up the field. Doyle, the Irish international who joined the Rapids in March, caught up with it and got just enough space around defender Zach Scott to send a shot from inside the top left of the penalty area into the far side of the net.

Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin made three saves for his seventh shutout of the year.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2, IMPACT 1

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)—Benny Feilhaber had a goal and assist in the first half in Sporting Kansas City's victory over Montreal.

Kansas City Sporting (9-3-6) has won a franchise-record eight straight home games, including all competitions.

Feilhaber opened the scoring in the fourth minute after Roger Espinoza's interception in the Impact backfield. Espinoza fed Kristian Nemeth, who crossed it back to Feilhaber for a left-footed blast into the right corner of the net. Feilhaber then assisted Dom Dwyer in the 34th minute.

Ignacio Piatti scored in the 59th minute for the Impact (6-8-3). The goal snapped Sporting KC's 355-minute MLS shutout streak.

WHITECAPS 1, TIMBERS 1, TIE

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Matias Laba scored in the 58th minute to pull Vancouver even with Portland in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match.

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Diego Valeri scored in the first half for the Timbers (9-7-5), who had won six of their previous eight games. Portland, coming off a 3–0 loss at Philadelphia last weekend, was jockeying with the Whitecaps for position in the Western Conference.

With a win, Vancouver (10-8-3) could have pulled even with FC Dallas atop the standings, despite dropping its previous two matches.

The match ended on a contentious note. Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey was sent off with a red card in stoppage time after a slide tackle from behind on Valeri. There a shoving match between the teams at the final whistle, and Portland's Will Johnson appeared to exchange words with the officials, resulting in a yellow card and then a red.

TORONTO FC 2, UNION 1

TORONTO (AP)—Sebastian Giovinco had a goal and an assist to help Toronto beat Philadelphia.

The game turned in a three-minute sequence in the first half when Giovinco set up Marky Delgado in the 29th minute and scored himself in the 32nd. Giovinco has 12 goals and nine assists this season.

Substitute Conor Casey, a former TFC player, scored in stoppage time for the Union after making room for a low shot that beat a diving Joe Bendik.

Toronto improved to 8-7-3, and Philadelphia dropped to 6-11-4.

REVOLUTION 1, NYC FC 0

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)—Lee Nguyen drove a right-footed shot past Josh Saunders in the 12th minute, and New England beat New York City to snap a five-game losing streak.

New England improved to 7-9-6.

New York City (5-9-6) played the final 35 minutes of regulation and six more of stoppage time a man down after Ned Grabavoy was shown a red card in the 55th minute.

Brad Knighton earned the shutout, making several saves in the closing minutes to preserve the win.

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REAL SALT LAKE 2, DYNAMO 0

SANDY, Utah (AP)—Joao Plata set up a goal, added a second-half score and Real Salt Lake snapped a four-game winless streak with a victory over Houston.

Plata fed Javier Molales, who turned and drilled a shot that went in off the post in the 36th minute. Plata added his first goal of the season in the 65th minute, taking a feed at the top of the goal box, dribbling into clear space and driving a shot into the lower right corner.

Houston played most of the second half short-handed after Kofi Sarkodie was given a red card for a serious foul in the 51st minute.

Real Salt Lake improved to 6-7-8, and Houston dropped to 6-6-8.

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