Montreal can't clinch, Union eliminated from race, more MLS scores
TORONTO (AP) Toronto FC played spoiler on Robert Earnshaw's goal, hanging on to defeat Montreal 1-0 Saturday and force the Impact to await the outcome of games Sunday to see if they make the MLS playoffs.
Montreal (14-13-7) will be out if Houston beats D.C. United, New England defeats Columbus and Chicago beats or ties New York.
Earnshaw scored his eighth goal of the season in the 16th minute for Toronto (6-17-11), which came into both clubs' regular-season finale trailing Montreal by 23 points.
After a sluggish start by both teams, Toronto began to take control and at times looked dominant as Montreal showed little sense of urgency in the "win and you're in" game.
Montreal did not manage a shot during a first half in which the BMO Field pitch seemed tilted toward the Impact goal.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2, UNION 1
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Lawrence Olum scored in stoppage time to lift Kansas City to the victory and eliminate Philadelphia from playoff contention in the regular-season finale.
Graham Zusi also scored for Kansas City (17-10-7), which will claim the Supporters Shield for the best record in the MLS if New York loses or draws Sunday against Chicago.
Zusi opened the scoring in the 47th minute. Jack McInerney scored his team-best 12th goal to tie it for Philadelphia in the 88th minute.
Philadelphia (12-12-10) lost its final two games and missed the playoffs for the third time in four seasons. The Union played without midfielder and captain Brian Carroll because of yellow card accumulation.
EARTHQUAKES 2, FC DALLAS 1
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Chris Wondolowski and Walter Martinez each scored to lead San Jose past FC Dallas.
The Earthquakes came into the season finale in contention for a playoff berth, but would have needed to score 13 goals and have Colorado lose Sunday.
Stephen Keel scored in the 90th minute for FC Dallas, which already had been eliminated from playoff contention.
David Bingham made his first start of the season for the Earthquakes.
San Jose's victory gave the retiring Ramiro Corrales a successful send off. The last original member of the MLS from 1996, Corrales made his first start since Sept. 14 and had two chances to score in the first 11 minutes.
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