MLS: Villa Leads NYCFC Over Chicago, Colman Scores First Two of Season in Dallas Win

Sunday July 23rd, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) David Villa and Frederic Brillant scored minutes apart early in the second half as New York City FC beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 in Major League Soccer on Saturday to extend its home unbeaten streak to seven games.

Sean Johnson had a season-high seven saves for New York City, which has scored in a club-record 21 consecutive home matches.

Villa, Spain's all-time leading international goal scorer, opened the scoring in the 47th minute. He put away a volley off a feed from Jonathan Lewis from just outside the top of the box for his 14th MLS goal of the season, second-most in the league behind Chicago's Nemanja Nikolic.

Moments later, Brillant headed home the rebound of his own header to make it 2-0.

David Accam scored in the 54th minute for Chicago, which had an 11-game unbeaten streak dating to April 29.

Elsewhere, the New York Red Bulls beat Minnesota away 3-0, marking the first time since 2013 the team has won three consecutive road matches.

Daniel Royer opened the scoring by blasting a shot from well outside the box just inside the left post in the 16th minute. Bradley Wright-Phillips padded the lead with a goal in the 67th minute and lex Muyl capped the scoring in the 90th.

MLS newcomer Minnesota is winless in its last four home games and has been shut out in four of 12 home matches this season.

In Montreal, Cristian Colman scored his first two goals of the season as FC Dallas rallied to beat the Impact.

Colman pulled Dallas even in the 52nd minute. Ten minutes later, the 23-year-old Paraguayan added a second after controlling a long cross from Carlos Gruezo off his chest and slotting home the game-winner.

New England ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over Los Angeles.

Teal Bunbury scored twice in the match, giving the Revolution a 3-2 lead in the 70th with his first goal and then adding a second in the 73rd.

Los Angeles has lost five in a row and has just one win in its last eight games.

Justin Meram scored his career-best ninth goal of the season to lead Columbus past Philadelphia 1-0.

Houston beat D.C. United 3-1 with goals from Andrew Wenger, Mauro Manotas and Memo Rodriguez.

Benny Feilhaber scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute to help Sporting Kansas City salvage a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake, extending its unbeaten streak to seven games.

Dominique Badji scored in the 76th minute as Colorado drew Toronto FC 1-1.

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