It was not a good day for NYCFC.

By Associated Press
May 05, 2018

HARRISON, N.J. (AP)—Alejandro Romero ''Kaku'' Gamarra had a goal and two assists to help the New York Red Bulls dominate crosstown rival New York City FC 4-0 in the NY Derby on Saturday.

The Red Bulls (5-3-0) opened the scoring in the second minute when an outstretched Sean Johnson deflected Bradley Wright-Phillips' shot into Kaku's path for a putback.

Two minutes later, Kaku sent a through ball to Florian Valot, who punched it through with a deflection off defender Alexander Callens.

Wright-Phillips headed home Kaku's cross in the 35th minute to make it 3-0, and Derrick Etienne Jr. capped the scoring in the 79th by beating Johnson to Valot's pass and rounding the keeper for an open-net finish.

NYCFC (6-2-2) lost its second in three games.

LAFC 1, Dallas 1

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Maximiliano Urruti scored the tying goal early in the second half, and FC Dallas held on for a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles FC on Saturday.

Urruti tied it for FC Dallas (3-1-4) in the 55th minute when he took Santiago Mosquera's pass near the top of the penalty box, turned away from a defender with two touches and fired a low, hard shot into the right corner.

Steven Beitashour opened the scoring for LAFC (5-2-1) in the ninth minute, slotting one past goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer from a narrow angle.

LAFC had its three-game winning streak snapped.

Seattle 0, Columbus 0

SEATTLE (AP)—Playing a man down for more than 75 minutes after midfielder Pedro Santos was shown a first-half red card, the Columbus Crew managed to earn a point with a 0-0 draw against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

Santos was ejected in the 15th minute following a video review that confirmed his high kick struck Alex Roldan in the face.

Without top playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro—who sat with an injury the club said would be addressed after the match—the Sounders couldn't capitalize on their advantage. They've scored five goals in seven matches, the lowest rate in MLS.

The Sounders (1-4-2) remained at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Columbus (4-3-3) is fifth in the East.

Columbus created each of the most promising scoring opportunities of the first half. Forward Gyasi Zardes twice was alone behind the Seattle defense but couldn't convert. Defender Milton Valenzuela also had a clean look from a few yards out in the 36th minute but shot over the crossbar.

Seattle's Clint Dempsey had a couple of good chances in the second half. The 35-year-old forward first fired a free kick from just outside the Columbus box directly into the wall and then, in the 73rd minute, was denied by goalkeeper Zach Steffen at close range.

Atlanta 2, Chicago 1

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) Ezequiel Barco and Josef Martinez scored, and Atlanta United extended its unbeaten streak to eight with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

Barco opened the scoring in the 53rd minute, beating goalkeeper Richard Sanchez with a rising shot that clipped underneath the crossbar. Miguel Almiron started the play with a takeaway from Mohammed Adams about 40 yards from goal and a drive to the top of the penalty arc, drawing in several defenders before feeding to an open Barco on the left flank. It was the 19-year-old Barco's first MLS goal.

Martinez doubled Atlanta's advantage in the 57th minute with his league-leading seventh goal of the season. Darlington Nagbe and Greg Garza had a give-and-go in the penalty area to draw Sanchez away from net before Nagbe laid it off to Martinez for an open-net finish.

Kevin Ellis pulled Chicago back to within 2-1 in the 61st minute, settling Garza's attempted clearance with his chest and smashing it back into the net for his first goal with the Fire.

Houston 3, LA 2

HOUSTON (AP)—Memo Rodriguez scored the go-ahead goal in the 90th minute, and the Houston Dynamo beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 on Saturday night.

The Galaxy tied it at 2-all in the 85th minute. Zlatan Ibrahimovic fed Giovani dos Santos into open space up the left channel, and Ola Kamara finished dos Santos' wide cross.

Rodriguez put Houston (3-3-2) back in front five minutes later, heading home the rebound of Romell Quioto's shot, which crashed off the crossbar.

The Dynamo took a 2-1 lead in the 47th minute on Quioto's free kick, which benefited from a deflection off Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget.

Alejandro Fuenmayor opened the scoring in the third minute with a left-footed finish of Quioto's free kick. The goal was initially flagged offside, but the call was reversed after video review.

Dos Santos tied it for the Galaxy (3-5-1) in the 39th minute, pouncing on the rebound of Ibrahimovic's saved attempt.

Kansas City 1, Colorado 0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)—Daniel Salloi scored the lone goal early in the first half, and Sporting Kansas City held on for a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

Salloi scored for Sporting KC (6-2-2) in the 16th minute. Ike Opara created the danger with a header across the face of goal, which Khiry Shelton headed into the post. Salloi calmly put the rebound back past a helpless Tim Howard into the top of the net.

Colorado dropped to 2-4-2.

Portland 1, San Jose 0

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—Diego Valeri had a late goal on Saturday night to give the Portland Timbers their third straight win and first road victory of the season, 1-0 over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Valeri scored his fourth goal of the season on a free kick for Portland (3-3-2) in the 88th minute. He took it from straight on and finished around the wall and in the right corner. Samuel Armenteros drew the foul against San Jose's Anibal Godoy.

The Earthquakes (1-5-2) inducted former player and current color commentator Chris Dangerfield into the club's Hall of Fame with a halftime ceremony.

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