Matt Hedges scored a late winner to lead FC Dallas to the top of the Western Conference; Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy gave Dominic Kinnear his first victory as the Galaxy's interim coach.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Defender Matt Hedges scored on a header in the 87th minute to help FC Dallas beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday.
Santiago Mosquera opened the scoring for FC Dallas (15-6-8) on a header in the 42nd minute.
The Whitecaps (11-11-7) tied it in the 66th minute on Kei Kamara's header.
LA Galaxy 3, Seattle Sounders 0
CARSON, Calif. — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 18th goal of the season and Los Angeles beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday for Dominic Kinnear's first victory as the Galaxy's interim coach.
Los Angeles (11-11-8) snapped an eight-game winless stretch, getting its first win since July 29. Seattle (13-11-5) has lost two straight after a nine-game winning streak.
Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the ninth minute on a penalty kick. The Swede has 15 goals in his last 15 games. Ola Kamara drew the foul leading to first goal and he made it 2-0 in the 40th with an easy tap-in at the far post.
Emmanuel Boateng capped it with a goal in the 52nd by capitalizing on a defensive mistake.
The Galaxy entered with just four goals in the past six series meetings, going 0-3-3. Seattle hadn't allowed multiple goals since June 30th.
Philadelphia Union 2, Sporting Kansas City 0
CHESTER, Pa. — Jay Simpson scored his first two goals of the season to help the Philadelphia Union beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on a rainy Sunday.
Philadelphia (14-12-4) has won six of its last eight games, which include a loss and draw. Sporting KC (15-8-6) had won three of its prior four road games.
Simpson, a 29-year-old English forward making his first start this season, scored on a volley in the 71st minute after Alejandro Bedoya headed a free kick to the penalty spot. Bedoya got past the defense and headed to an open Simpson in the 89th.
The Union rested goalkeeper Andre Blake and several other starters ahead of Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup final in Houston. Fabrice-Jean Picault, the Union's scoring leader, entered as a second-half sub.