Bradley Wright-Phillips kept the Red Bulls winning streak alive as his brace gave New York a big win over Atlanta United.
ATLANTA (AP) Bradley Wright-Phillips scored two second-half goals in the New York Red Bulls' 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night.
New York (7-3-0) has won four in a row, outscoring its opponents 12-4 during that span.
Wright-Phillips headed home Michael Murillo's cross to the center of the box to give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute. About four minutes later, Wright-Phillips capped the scoring with a header, off an entry from Alejandro Romero Gamarra, that banged in off the crossbar.
Atlanta's Ezequiel Barco put away a deflected through pass from Miguel Almiron to open the scoring in the 26th minute.
Daniel Royer converted from the spot in the 42nd to make it 1-1 after Wright-Phillips drew a foul in the area conceded by Miles Robinson.
Atlanta (8-3-1) lost for just the second time since opening day.
Wright-Phillips has eight goals this season, tied with Almiron and Columbus' Gyasi Zardes for the most in MLS.
Atlanta's Greg Garza was shown a straight red card in the 71st minute for a serious foul.
Houston 3, Chicago 2
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Alberth Elis scored two second-half goals to help the Houston Dynamo beat the Chicago Fire 3-2 on Sunday for their first road win of the season.
Elis, on a one-on-one breakaway, cut back to evade defender Johan Kappelhof and ripped a right-footer from the center of the box into the back of the net to give Houston (4-3-3) a 3-2 lead in the 74th minute.
The Dynamo's Romell Quioto opened the scoring in the fourth, running onto a long through ball from Tomas Martinez and rolling the finish past sliding goalkeeper Richard Sanchez. Nemanja Nikolic tied it in the 14th minute and then fed Diego Campos for a goal about two minutes later. Elis converted from the spot to make it 2-2 early in the second half after Mauro Manotas drew a foul in the area conceded by Sanchez.
Chicago (3-6-2) has lost three of its last four games.
Minnesota 1, Kansas City 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Khiry Shelton scored his first goal of the season to help Sporting Kansas City tie Minnesota United 1-1 on Sunday.
Sporting KC (7-2-3) is unbeaten in its last three games and has just one loss since opening day.
Shelton, acquired by trade from New York City FC in December, headed home a corner kick by Johnny Russell to open the scoring in the eighth minute. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 SuperDraft, Shelton scored just six goals in four injury-plagued seasons for NYCFC.
Minnesota's Darwin Quintero put away the rebound of his own stopped header to tie it in the 20th minute. Quintero fed Miguel Ibarra, who played a cross to a wide-open Quintero in the middle of the area. His header was stopped by goalkeeper Tim Melia, but Quintero tapped in the putback with his right thigh.
Bobby Shuttleworth had eight saves for Minnesota (4-7-1), which is winless in its last three games.