MLS Roundup: Giovinco sets points mark as Toronto FC downs Fire
TORONTO (AP) — Sebastian Giovinco broke the MLS single-season points record, assisting on two goals in Toronto FC's 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday to push his total to 35.
Giovinco tied the mark of 34 set by Chris Wondolowski with San Jose in 2012 with an assist on Jonathan Osorio's goal that tied it at 1 in the 29th minute. The Italian star broke the mark with an assist on Michael Bradley's tying goal in the 59th minute. Giovinco has 19 goals and 16 assists with four games left.
Jozy Altidore scored the winning goal for Toronto (13-13-4) in the 79th minute.
Former Toronto player Gilberto scored twice for Chicago (7-18-6).
IMPACT 2, D.C. UNITED 0
MONTREAL (AP) — Didier Drogba scored twice in the first 12 minutes and Montreal beat D.C. United to stretch its club-record unbeaten streak to six games.
The Impact (12-11-6) swept their three-game homestand and moved three points behind D.C. for fourth place in the MLS Eastern Conference, with two games in hand.
D.C. (13-12-6) is winless in six games.
Drogba has seven goals in six MLS games. In the fourth minute, he took a free kick after Taylor Kemp's handball and drilled it over the defensive wall and into the top corner.
The former Chelsea striker saved his best for the 12th minute, when he picked off a back pass, twisted defender Steve Birnbaum inside out with a deke and scored.
TIMBERS 2, CREW 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fanendo Adi gave Portland an early second-half lead with his second goal of the game and the Timbers held on to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Saturday night.
The Timbers (12-10-8) collected an errant pass in their own box and used their speed in transition to set up Adi's go-ahead goal in the 50th minute. Adi toe-punched Rodney Wallace's cross at the end of the break to finish his 12th goal of the season.
Kei Kamara tied it for Columbus (13-10-8) in the 42nd minute with his MLS-leading 22nd goal of the season. He sneaked around Portland's Wallace and angled Federico Higuain's corner inside the near post with a header from the right side of the 6-yard box.
Adi opened the scoring in the 28th minute, finishing Darlington Nagbe's chip pass with a one-timer.