Revolution Rout Orlando City, Push Unbeaten Streak to 11; Timbers Crush Galaxy

New England scored three second-half goals in a 4–1 win to ensure its unbeaten streak reached 11 games, while Portland notched its sixth straight unbeaten game after crushing the Galaxy, 4–0. 
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Gustavo Bou scored three minutes into the match and the New England Revolution added three more goals in the second half to run its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 4-1 victory over Orlando City on Saturday night.

Bou gave a back-heel flick to Edgar Castillo to start a give and go. As Bou took the ball back just inside the box, he used a first touch to get free and, after a second touch. slotted the ball past Brian Rowe for this second goal in just his third game with New England.

Matt Turner made several saves for the Revolution, then just two minutes into the second half, Brandon Bye sent a cross past two teammates and two defenders before Cristian Penilla put it in for his fourth goal. Carles Gil added his eighth goal with a penalty kick in the 60th minute and set up a goal by Diego Fagundez's goal in the 75th.

Turner, who made seven saves, lost his shutout when Tesho Akindele scored his seventh goal in the 77th minute.

New England (9-8-6) has won five of six. Orlando City dropped to 7-11-5.

Montreal Impact 4, Philadelphia Union 0

Finnish winger Lassi Lappalainen scored twice in his Major League Soccer debut and Orji Okwonkwo also had two goals to help the Montreal Impact beat the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union 4-0 on Saturday night.

Evan Bush made three saves for his seventh shutout of the season, helping the Impact (10-11-3) snap a four-game skid. The Impact were winless since June 26 and had only four goals during the losing streak.

The Union (11-7-6) lost for the second time in three matches.

Portland Timbers 4, LA Galaxy 0

Cristhian Paredes scored his second goal on a volley to the upper-left corner in the 81st minute, leading the Portland Timbers to a 4-0 victory over the LA Galaxy on Saturday night.

Paredes’ third and fourth goals of the season helped the Timbers move above the red line, into seventh place in the MLS Western Conference.

Portland’s first two goals came in a four-minute span late in the first half. Diego Valeri scored on a breakaway after Paredes’ 37th minute header off of a cross by Jorge Moreira.

The Galaxy created ample scoring opportunities, including five shots from star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but could not convert.

Moments later, Ibrahimovic got behind the defense and was left one-on-one with goalkeeper Steve Clark.

Clark deflected the shot wide, and Portland was quick to capitalize.

Sebastian Blanco found Valeri just beyond midfield, and Valeri took the ball the remainder of the field, cut the ball through the legs of Galaxy defender Daniel Steres and slotted a shot in the lower right corner to push the Timbers lead to 2-0 in the 41st minute. It was Valeri’s sixth goal of the season.

Ibrahimovic played a cross on the ground to Antuna directly in front of the goal in the 75th minute, but Clark made a diving save to block his first-time shot.

Portland forward Jeremy Ebobisse scored the team’s fourth goal — a header from Jorge Villafana — in the 88th minute. The final goal came four minutes after LA’s Efrain Alvarez was given a red card for violent conduct.

Ibrahimovic has scored 16 goals this season, including all three of his team’s goals in the Galaxy’s last regular season game, a 3-2 win over Western Conference leader LAFC.

Clark finished with six saves.

Portland (9-8-4) is unbeaten in its last six regular-season games. With the loss, the Galaxy (12-9-1) drop one spot to third in the West.