Josef Martinez extended his MLS-record goalscoring streak but it wasn't enough to prevent a loss to the Crew while LAFC was held without a win again and the Chicago Fire smashed FC Dallas to keep their playoff hopes alive. 

By Associated Press
September 14, 2019

CHESTER, Pa. — Kacper Przybylko and Carlos Vela each scored and the Philadelphia Union tied Los Angeles FC 1-1 Saturday.

Przybylko struck first for Philadelphia (15-8-7) in the third minute on a header 13 yards out from the right side of the box, assisted by Fafa Picault. Vela tied it for Los Angeles FC (19-4-7) in the 43rd minute with a shot 10 yards out from the left side of the box.

Los Angeles FC outshot the Union nine to eight, with four shots on goal to three for Philadelphia.

Philadelphia drew six corner kicks, committed 11 fouls and did not receive a card. Los Angeles FC drew three corner kicks, committed 12 fouls and was given four yellow cards.

Columbus Crew 3, Atlanta United 1

ATLANTA — Gyasi Zardes and Luis Diaz scored and the Columbus Crew secured a 3-1 win over Atlanta United Saturday.

Josef Martinez gave Atlanta United (15-11-3) a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute with a shot 9 yards out from the center of the box, assisted by Gonzalo Pity Martinez. It was Josef Martinez's 14th straight game with a goal, extending his MLS record.

Zardes tied the game at 1-1 for Columbus (9-15-7) in the 53rd minute on a shot 16 yards out from the left side of the penalty box.

Diaz gave Columbus a 2-1 lead in the 60th minute on a shot 19 yards out from the right side of the penalty box. Miles Robinson sealed the 3-1 victory for Columbus on an own goal in the 85th minute.

Atlanta United outshot the Crew nine to eight, with three shots on goal to four for Columbus.

Columbus drew four corner kicks, committed 11 fouls and was given two yellow cards. Atlanta United drew five corner kicks, committed six fouls and was given two yellow cards.

Chicago Fire 4, FC Dallas 0

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — C.J. Sapong recorded a pair of goals for the Chicago Fire in a 4-0 shutout win over FC Dallas Saturday.

Sapong gave Chicago (9-12-10) a 1-0 advantage in the seventh minute on a shot 13 yards out from the right side of the box. Przemyslaw Frankowski put Chicago on top 2-0 in the 16th minute with a shot 13 yards out from the right side of the penalty box, assisted by Brandt Bronico.

Sapong put Chicago on top 3-0 in the 29th minute on a header 14 yards out from the left side of the box, assisted by Nico Gaitan. Nemanja Nikolic sealed the 4-0 victory for Chicago in the 39th minute on a shot 14 yards away from the center of the box, assisted by Frankowski.

The Fire outshot FC Dallas (12-11-7) 12 to six, with six shots on goal to three for FC Dallas.

Chicago drew nine corner kicks, committed nine fouls and was not carded. FC Dallas drew seven corner kicks, committed 10 fouls and was given one yellow card.

The Fire visit FC Cincinnati on Saturday. FC Dallas visits the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday.

Orlando City 3, New England Revolution 3

ORLANDO, Fla. — Nani notched a pair of goals for Orlando City against the New England Revolution in a 3-3 draw Saturday.

Tesho Akindele put New England (10-10-10) on top 1-0 with an own goal in the 15th minute. Nani tied the game for Orlando City (9-13-9) at 1-1 in the 22nd minute with a header nine yards out from the left side of the box, assisted by Mauricio Pereyra.

Cristian Penilla gave New England a 2-1 advantage in the 35th minute on a shot 15 yards out from the left side of the box, assisted by Carles Gil. Gustavo Bou put New England up 3-1 in the 41st minute on a shot 18 yards out from the left side of the penalty box, assisted by Gil.

Dom Dwyer narrowed the gap for Orlando City in the 47th minute on a header 17 yards out from the left side of the penalty box, assisted by Nani. Nani tied it at 3-3 for Orlando City in the 54th minute with a shot 17 yards out from the edge of the box.

Orlando City outshot the Revolution nine to seven, with six shots on goal to five for New England.

Orlando City drew seven corner kicks, committed 15 fouls and was given three yellow cards. New England drew five corner kicks, committed nine fouls and was given one yellow card.

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