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Romario Williams's header in the 90th minute tied the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire 2-2 on Wednesday night.

By Associated Press
July 18, 2019

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Romario Williams scored on a header in the 90th minute, shortly after entering as a second-half substitute, and the Columbus Crew tied the Chicago Fire 2-2 on Wednesday night.

Columbus (5-14-3) snapped a five-game losing streak, but has just one win in its last 16 matches. Chicago (5-9-8) had lost back-to-back games.

Djordje Mihailovic opened the scoring for Chicago in the 28th minute, settling a pass with his chest and one-touching it past goalkeeper Joe Bendik. C.J. Sapong gave Chicago a 2-1 lead in the 63rd when a deflected pass fell to his feet for a close-range shot between the legs of Bendik.

Gyasi Zardes tied it at 1 in the 47th for Columbus with a redirection of Luis Argudo's pass along the 6-yard box.

Atlanta 5, Houston 0

ATLANTA — Josef Martinez scored two goals to reach 15 for the season and Atlanta United beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 5-0 on Wednesday night.

Atlanta (10-8-3) snapped a three-game winless run. Houston (8-9-3) has just one win on the road this season.

Atlanta scored two minutes apart to take a 2-0 lead in the 29th minute. Darlington Nagbe scored his first goal for Atlanta by redirecting Julian Gressel's cross at the penalty spot. Brandon Vazquez added his second goal of the year by heading in a deflected pass.

Martinez made it 3-0 in the 60th, netting a goal in six straight games. He added another in the 79th for his 10th goal over the stretch, moving into second in the MLS behind Carlos Vela (19).

Gressel capped the scoring in the 88th.

Houston played a man down nearly the entire match after Alberth Elis was given a second yellow card for contact with a referee.

New England 4, Vancouver 0 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Diego Fagundez, Carles Gil and Teal Bunbury scored during a late eight-minute stretch and the New England Revolution beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 on Wednesday night.

New England (7-8-6) extended its undefeated streak to nine matches - the club's longest stretch without a defeat since the start of the 2015 season. Vancouver (4-10-8) fell for the fourth consecutive game.

Gustavo Bou highlighted the first half with a one-touch finish of a corner kick in his MLS debut to give New England a 1-0 lead just before halftime.

Fagundez made it 2-0 in the 82nd minute by heading home Cristian Penilla's cross for his first goal of the season. It moved him into a tie for second on New England's career goal-scoring list. Gil added a goal four minutes later with a shot from the edge of the 18-yard box and Bunbury scored from close range for his seventh goal in eight games.

Toronto 3, New York 1

TORONTO — Jozy Altidore, Alejandro Pozuelo and Ashtone Morgan scored to help Toronto FC beat the New York Red Bulls 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Altidore opened the scoring in the sixth minute, back-heeling Tsubasa Endoh's cross low off the goalpost. He has seven goals in 11 games this season. Pozuelo made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 26th minute after Kemar Lawrence brought down Richie Laryea.

Tom Barlow scored for New York in the 63rd minute, and Morgan capped the scoring in the 72nd with his second goal in 123 regular-season games.

Toronto (8-8-5) is 3-1-1 in its last five. New York dropped to 9-8-4.

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