Bradley Wright-Phillips became the first MLS player to score at least 20 goals in three seasons and the New York Red Bulls stayed a point back in the Supporters' Shield race with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Bradley Wright-Phillips became the first MLS player to score at least 20 goals in three seasons and the New York Red Bulls stayed a point back in the Supporters' Shield race with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
Chris Wondolowski scored for the Quakes in the 83rd minute to increase his career total to 144 - one behind Landon Donovan for the goals record. Wondolowski also made it nine straight seasons with at least 10 goals.
Atlanta United held its lead in the league standings with a win earlier Saturday, but the Red Bulls (20-7-5) stayed firmly in the Shield race. Each team has two games to go.
Alex Muyl opened the scoring with a putback in the 29th minute and Wright-Phillips doubled the lead with a header three minutes later.
Aaron Long headed home Tim Parker's back heel flick in the 50th minute and the Red Bulls held on for their third win in a row.
The Earthquakes (4-20-8) lost their six straight.
Colorado Rapids 0, LAFC 3
Adama Diomande scored twice and Los Angeles FC clinched a playoff spot in its expansion season with a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Diomande turned on Lee Nguyen's pass with a left-footed finish from the middle of the area to make it 2-0 in the 42nd minute. Diomande ran behind Aaron Kovar's and finished with his right foot to cap the scoring in the 48th.
Walker Zimmerman opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a header off a defensive deflection of a corner.
LAFC (15-8-8) moved into a second-place tie in the Western Conference with Sporting Kansas City.
The Rapids (6-19-6) lost their seventh in a row and have been outscored 22-1 during that stretch.
Sporting KC 1, LA Galaxy 1
Johnny Russell scored in the 83rd minute and Sporting Kansas City clinched a playoff spot with a 1-1 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.
Russell zig-zagged through four defenders on the right side of the penalty box and scored with a curling shot into the far corner.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty kick to open the scoring in the 25th minute for the Galaxy (12-11-9). It was the Swedish forward's 21st goal of the season. Ola Kamara drew the penalty against goalkeeper Tim Melia for a trip in the area.
Melia made a diving save to punch away Ashley Cole's chip shot in first-half stoppage time for Sporting KC (15-8-8).