Gyasi Zardes scored a brace to give Columbus Crew SC a win over rival FC Cincinnati in the Hell is Real derby while Zdenek Ondrasek scored a double of his own as FC Dallas smashed the Dynamo.
CINCINNATI — Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the Columbus Crew beat expansion FC Cincinnati in the second match of the rivalry on Sunday.
The teams played to a 2-2 draw in their first-ever MLS meeting at Columbus on Aug. 10.
Zardes opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, slotting home Luis Diaz's perfectly weighted cross. Zardes doubled the lead with a chest trap of Harrison Afful's diagonal cross and a flick to finish it in the 33rd.
Diaz shouldered past Andrew Gutman to score his first MLS goal from a narrow angle, giving Columbus (8-15-6) a 3-0 lead in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.
Kekuta Manneh scored for FC Cincinnati (5-19-3) in the 89th minute.
FC Cincinnati lost for the seventh time in its last eight matches.
FC Dallas 5, Houston Dynamo 1
FRISCO, Texas — Reto Ziegler opened the scoring with a penalty kick, Zdenek Ondrasek added two goals and an assist, and FC Dallas beat the Houston Dynamo 5-1 on Sunday night.
FC Dallas' Dominique Badji drew the foul against Jose Bizama, and Ziegler converted from the spot in the 24th minute.
Jesus Ferreira made it 2-0 for FC Dallas (11-10-7) five minutes later, making a run from midfield after receiving Ondrasek's pass and dribbling around Houston's Aljaz Struna to create space in the penalty area for the shot.
Ondrasek knocked home Ryan Hollingshead's cross in the 56th minute, and made a sliding effort to finish Dominique Badji's cross in the 64th minute. Ondrasek has three goals in his last two games.
Memo Rodriguez scored for the Dynamo (9-14-4) in the 80th minute, and Michael Barrios added a stoppage time goal for FC Dallas.
Houston has lost five of its last six.