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Mauro Diaz had a goal and an assist to help FC Dallas beat the Portland Timbers for the third time this season, 3–1 on Saturday night.

By AP NEWS
September 03, 2016

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mauro Diaz had a goal and an assist to help FC Dallas beat the Portland Timbers for the third time this season, 3–1 on Saturday night.

MLS-leading Dallas (15-7-6) has won two straight to stretch its Western Conference lead to eight points over Real Salt Lake.

The Timbers (9-11-8) have lost three of four. They have a three-point lead over San Jose for the sixth playoff spot in the conference.

Diaz scored into the bottom left corner off a penalty kick in the 14th minute. Michael Barrios crossed to Mauro Rosales, who slid behind a defender in front of the goal and tapped the ball to Victor Ulloa, who fired the rebound under the crossbar to make it 2–0 just before halftime.

Walker Zimmerman added a header goal off Diaz's assist in the 53rd minute. Diego Valeri scored in the 87th minute for the Timbers.

RED BULLS 1, WHITECAPS 0

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 50th minute and the New York Red Bulls beat the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday 1–0 on Saturday to extend their club-record unbeaten streak to 10 games.

The Red Bulls (12-9-7) moved into a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference with Toronto FC.

Wright-Phillips scored his 17th goal to tie for the Major League Soccer scoring lead. He chipped a shot home after defender Jordan Harvey bounced a clearing attempt off him while falling down in the box.

The Whitecaps (8-13-7) are winless in eight games. Vancouver coach Carl Robinsonwas ejected shortly before halftime for protesting a throw-in awarded to New York and faces an automatic one-game suspension.

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GALAXY 2, CREW 1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Baggio Husidic and Giovani dos Santos scored second-half goals and Los Angeles beat Columbus to snap a six-game winless streak.

The Galaxy (10-4-13) moved into a three-way tie with Colorado and Real Salt Lake for second place in the Western Conference. The Crew (5-10-11) have lost two straight.

Adam Jahn scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time for the Crew.

REVOLUTION 2, RAPIDS 0

FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) — Juan Agudelo and Chris Tierney scored and New England beat Colorado to end a six-game winless streak.

The Revolution (7-12-9) had been shutout four straight times. Brad Knight had his second shutout of the season, including a diving stop of a close-range shot by Dillon Powers in the 18th minute, for the Revolution.

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Colorado (11-5-10) has lost two straight and is winless in its last four matches.

FIRE 3, UNION 0

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Michael de Leeuw had a goal and an assist, Arturo Alvarez scored and the Chicago Fire beat the Philadelphia Union 3-0 on Saturday night.

Chicago's Sean Johnson had four saves for his fifth shutout of the season.

The Fire (6-12-8) have won three straight at home against Philadelphia (11-8-7).

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