Bradley Wright-Phillips became the fastest player to score 100 MLS regular-season goals Wednesday as his lone goal proved the difference in the Red Bulls' win over D.C. United.
WASHINGTON — Bradley Wright-Phillips became the fastest to score 100 MLS goals and the New York Red Bulls beat Atlantic Cup rival D.C. United 1-0 on Wednesday night in a game delayed about 90 minutes due to lightning.
Wright-Phillips scored his 14th goal of the season in the second minute. He ran past the defense for a long through ball and rolled it through the legs of a defender and past goalkeeper David Ousted.
Wright-Phillips celebrated by taking off his red No. 99 jersey to unveil a custom No. 100 white jersey. He needed just 159 games to become the 11th player to reach the century mark.
New York (13-5-2) has won three straight games and six of its last seven.
D.C. (3-9-5) lost for the first time at home this season. Wayne Rooney entered as a second-half substitute for United and created some action near goal in the closing minutes.
Philadelphia Union 3, Houston Dynamo 1
HOUSTON — Cory Burke scored the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute, helping the Philadelphia Union beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia (8-10-3) won for the third time on the road this season. Houston (7-7-6) lost for the first time in five games.
Alejandro Bedoya tied it at 1 in the 34th minute, chipping it over Joe Willis and Burke slipping past the defense to slide it through the legs of Willis. Fabrice-Jean Picault added a penalty-kick goal in second-half stoppage time.
Houston forward Mauro Manotas opened the scoring in the 10th minute with his career-high 11th goal. Manotas, who has five goals in his last seven games, passed it back to Oscar Boniek Garcia for a give-and-go and sent it past Andre Blake. It was Houston's ninth goal in the first 15 minutes of games this season.
Houston's Tomas Martinez was sent off in the 59th minute with a straight record for violent conduct.
Seattle Sounders 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Raul Ruidiaz scored his first MLS goal in his first league start to help the Seattle Sounders beat the last-place San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Seattle (6-9-5) is unbeaten in its last five games. San Jose (2-12-6) has gone 11 games without a win, including three straight losses.
Ruidiaz chested down a pass from Cristian Roldan near the penalty area on a breakaway and one-touched a shot inside the far post in the 62nd minute.
Ruidiaz, who signed as a designated player on June 29 after playing for Peru in the World Cup, also had two good scoring chances in the opening 20 minutes. Stefan Frei made five saves and recorded his third clean sheet in his last four games.
San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski was just wide on a redirection of Quincy Amarikwa's cross in the 80th minute.