MLS roundup: Seattle gets first win, Red Bulls top New England
DYNAMO 1, TORONTO FC 1
TORONTO -- Warren Creavalle scored on a header off a corner kick late in second-half stoppage to give the Houston Dynamo a 1-1 tie with Toronto FC on Saturday in cold, windy conditions
Jeremy Hall opened the scoring for Toronto with a long shot in the 58th minute. Toronto (1-2-4), which settled for its fourth straight draw, also gave up the tying score in stoppage time last Saturday against Philadelphia.
Until the tying goal, the Dynamo (4-2-1) were back on their heels all game and barely got the ball out of their end throughout the second half.
The draw snapped Houston's two-game skid on the road.
It was in the mid-30s and the wind was so strong off Lake Ontario that the corner flags bent sideways.
SOUNDERS 1, RAPIDS 0
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Oba Martin scored in the 27th minute as Seattle beat Colorado for the seventh straight time.
The Sounders (1-3-2) have scored just three goals while being shut out three times.
Colorado goalkeeper Clint Irwin stopped a shot from the slot by Shalrie Joseph. The ball bonded right back to Martin, who put the ball past the outstretched hands of Irvin for his first goal with Seattle.
Colorado (2-4-2) lost for the first time in three matches. Irwin had posted back-to-back shutouts.
The Rapids played without leading goal-scorer Deshorn Brown. The rookie forward suffered a thigh injury in Friday's practice and is expected to miss up to two weeks.
RED BULLS 4, REVOLUTION 1
HARRISON, N.J. -- Dax McCarty and Fabian Espindola scored in the first half to lead New York.
Thierry Henry and Jonny Steele had second-half goals to help the Red Bulls (3-4-2) extend the Revolution's winless streak to 0-3-2.
New England (1-3-2) has not won at New York since 2007, a span of eight games. Coming in with just one goal on the season, the Revolution avoided another shutout thanks to an own-goal by Red Bulls defender Brandon Barklage in the 6th minute.
The teams opened the game with a tribute to Boston. The introductory song was switched from the Red Bulls Anthem to "Dirty Water," a song with Boston ties as a banner in the home cheering section was read "New York Stands With Boston."
FIRE 1, CREW 0
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Jeff Larentowicz scored in the 83rd minute to lift Chicago.
Larentowicz headed Austin Berry's pass by Columbus goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum from five yards out to cap a furious rally that saw Chicago take 16 shots at the Crew goal in the second half.
Chicago (2-4-1) won for the second time in three matches to climb out of a tie at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
The Crew (2-2-3) snapped their four-game unbeaten streak (1-0-3).
REAL SALT LAKE 1, CHIVAS USA 0
SANDY, Utah -- Javier Morales scored on a header in the 53rd minute for Real Salt Lake.
Salt Lake (3-3-2) moved one point ahead of Chivas into second place in the Western Conference.
Chivas USA (3-3-1) has now lost two straight games while failing to score a goal in either match.
Salt Lake goalie Nick Rimando, who has given up just five goals in seven games, earned his second shutout of the season.
FC DALLAS 2, WHITECAPS 0
FRISCO, Texas -- Blas Perez scored in the second half and Raul Fernandez made three saves for his fourth shutout of the season to lead FC Dallas.
Perez now has three goals in five games for league-leading Dallas (6-1-1), which also benefited from an own goal by Vancouver's Brad Rusin to improve to 5-0-1 in its last six matches.
FC Dallas remained perfect at home, winning all five contests by a combined 9-2 margin.
The Whitecaps (2-2-3) dropped to 0-3-1 on the road this season and 0-3-2 in their last five matches overall.
GALAXY 2, SPORTING KC 0
CARSON, Calif. -- Landon Donovan scored a goal and set up another for his first points since his return to soccer, helping Los Angeles snap Sporting Kansas City's 545-minute streak of shutout defense.
Donovan set up Marcelo Sarvas' 27th-minute goal before scoring his own goal on a pass from Robbie Keane in the 74th minute for the two-time defending MLS champions (3-1-2), who ended a four-match winless skid with big performances from their two biggest stars.
Sporting KC's (4-2-2) three-match winning streak ended with their first goals allowed since March 9. The Eastern Conference leaders' shutout streak was the fifth-longest in MLS history.
Los Angeles goalie Carlo Cudicini got his third shutout in his first six MLS matches.