McBean double puts Galaxy past Rapids
COMMERCE CITY, Colorado (AP) — Jack McBean scored two goals to double his career total and the LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 in Major League Soccer on Wednesday night.
McBean gave the Galaxy (6-5-4) a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute, streaking down the center of the box, taking a centering pass from Joao Pedro and hammering a shot past goalkeeper Tim Howard. Romain Alessandrini capped the scoring on a penalty kick in the 71st minute.
McBean opened the scoring in the fifth minute, and Dillon Serna tied it in the 37th.
The Galaxy ran their unbeaten streak to eight games. Colorado (5-9-1) had won three in a row.
MINNESOTA UNITED 3, TIMBERS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abu Danladi broke a tie in the 64th minute as expansion side Minnesota beat Portland to snap two-game losing and scoreless streaks.
Danladi scored for the second time this season, handling a ricochet off goalkeeper Jake Gleeson to score from 10 yards.
Minnesota (5-9-2) improved to 5-3 at home, scoring for the first time since a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on May 27. The Timbers (7-7-3) have lost two straight in MLS play, both on the road.
Portland’s Amobi Okugo gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead with an own goal in the seventh minute, but Diego Valeri equalized through a penalty in the 37th. Christian Ramirez countered for Minnesota’s in the 47th, and Francisco Calvo tied it in the 50th minute.
D.C. UNITED 2, ATLANTA UNITED 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Nyarko scored his first goal of the season in the 60th minute and D.C. United rallied to beat expansion side Atlanta.
Nyarko took a cross in the box from Ian Harkes and volleyed inside the far post.
Julian Gressel opened the scoring for Atlanta United (6-7-3) in the 17th minute, tapping in a goal from less than three meters out on a pass from Yamil Asad. Luciano Acosta tied it for D.C. United (5-8-3) in the 23rd minute.
ORLANDO CITY 1, SOUNDERS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Scott Sutter headed in a free kick on the last play of second-half stoppage time to lift Orlando City to a tie with the Seattle Sounders.
The Lions (7-5-5) were awarded a free kick 12 yards up from the goal line outside the penalty area on the left side. Kaka drove it toward the top of the 6-yard box and Sutter headed it past Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei for his first goal of the season.
Will Bruin scored in the 21st minute for the Sounders (5-7-5). Nicolas Lodeiro gained control of the ball just past halfway on the left side and dribbled toward the box. He sent it ahead to Bruin, who got around Orlando City defender Jonathan Spector. From 12 yards in front, Bruin shot it under the outstretched right arm of goalkeeper Joe Benditk and into the left corner.
Bruin’s goal was his fifth of the year.
The Lions were without leading scorer Cyle Larin for the second straight game. Larin, with eight goals for the season, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence last Thursday. He also missed last Saturday’s 3-3 tie at home against Montreal.