Kei Kamara made his New England Revolution debut in a busy Saturday of action in Week 11 of the MLS season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Lee Nguyen scored on a right-footed blast in the 22nd minute and the New England Revolution added a late goal to beat the Chicago Fire 2–0 on Saturday night.
Nguyen’s goal came after he played his corner kick short and slipped unmarked into the left side of the area. Scott Caldwell fed it back to Nguyen, who one-timed it into the far corner of the goal.
Femi Hollinger-Janzen made it 2–0 with a header for the Revolution (2-3-7) in the 84th minute.
Kei Kamara made his New England debut two days after being acquired in a trade from the Columbus Crew. Kamara scored 22 goals for the Crew last season, tied for the most in MLS, but had a falling out with the club after an on-field dispute with Federico Higuain over who would take a penalty kick last Saturday in a 4–4 tie with the Montreal Impact.
The Fire dropped to 1-4-4.
WHITECAPS 4, TORONTO FC 3
TORONTO (AP) — Kekuta Manneh and Pedro Morales scored two minutes part in the second half and Vancouver held off Toronto FC in chilly conditions.
Manneh and Christian Bolanos scored to give Vancouver (6-5-2) a 2–0 lead 18 minutes into the game.
Sebastian Giovinco then scored twice to pull Toronto (4-4-2) even, moving into sole possession of the franchise record for career MLS goals with Nos. 29 and 30. His 37th-minute goal came after strike partner Jozy Altidore missed a penalty and left immediately afterward with a hamstring issue.
Four minutes after Giovinco’s tying goal in the 66th minute, Manneh restored the Vancouver lead, undressing former Whitecaps fullback Steven Beitashour before beating goalkeeper Clint Irwin. Captain Morales added an insurance marker two minutes later.
Vancouver fullback Fraser Aird was sent off in the 75th minute for a second yellow. Midfielder Jonathan Osorio was hurt on the play and had to be helped off. Drew Moor’s header off Giovinco’s corner in the 80th minute cut the deficit to 4–3.
RAPIDS 1, CREW 1, TIE
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Doyle scored on a header to help Colorado tie Columbus and extend its unbeaten streak to seven games.
Doyle's header, from the top of the 6-yard box, found the bottom-left corner of the net off a corner kick from Shkelzen Gashi in the 55th minute to make it 1–1.
Just seconds after Cedrick Mabwati had a shot from the top of the box deflected, he put away a pass from Harrison Afful to give Columbus (2-4-4) the lead in the 23rd.
Zac MacMath had four saves for MLS-leading Colorado (7-2-3). MacMath has allowed just one goal in his last three starts.
Columbus, which traded scoring leader Kei Kamara to New England on Thursday, is winless in its last three games.
UNION 1, IMPACT 1, TIE
MONTREAL (AP) — C.J. Sapong scored the tying goal in the 24th minute in Philadelphia’s draw with Montreal.
The Union (4-3-3) had their third straight tie to run their unbeaten streak to four. The Impact (4-3-4) have four straight ties and are winless in their last five.
Laurent Ciman’s slip allowed Chris Pontius to cross from the left side to an unmarkedSebastien Le Toux to feed Sapong in front for the tap-in goal.
Didier Drogba scored for Montreal in the third minute. Marco Donadel’s corner was headed by Sapong straight to Drogba at the edge of the penalty area. He took one touch and blasted a shot just under the bar for his fourth goal in seven games this season.