Chris Pontius had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew on Wednesday to extend their Eastern Conference lead.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) —
Philadelphia (6-3-5) is unbeaten in its last eight games — with three wins and five draws — to tie a franchise mark.
Pontius tied it at 1 in the 21st minute. He trapped a long cross, took four touches along the 18-yard box and scored through traffic. In the second half, Pontius connected with
Columbus (3-5-5) got on the board in the 14th minute on
SOUNDERS 2, D.C. UNITED 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Morris and
The Sounders (5-6-1) had only scored 10 goals in 11 games, including one goal in three losses since a 2-0 win on May 7. D.C. United has not scored against Seattle in their last six meetings, going 0-5-1.
Morris, who scored his fifth goal in the 79th minute, had a give and go with Jones. Jones fed Morris in the middle, who sent it back out left to Jones for a hard shot that diving DC keeper
United (3-6-4) has just 13 goals in 13 games.
TIMBERS 1, EARTHQUAKES 0
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Liam Ridgewell scored early and Portland beat Sam Jose for its first shutout of the season despite playing short-handed the entire second half.
Dairon Asprilla was sent off with a red card at the end of the first half and the Timbers played with 10 men the rest of the way.
The loss snapped a three-game undefeated streak for the Earthquakes, who were without coach Dominic Kinnear because of a minor car accident Wednesday.
Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson — making his eighth start this year in place of Adam Larsen Kwarasey, who is out because of a torn ligament in his finger — had his first clean sheet of the season.
It was the last match for both teams until June 18 as Major League Soccer goes on a break for the Copa America Centenario. Sixteen nations, including the United States, are playing in the event across the country.