Sounders beat Galaxy 2-0, win MLS league
SEATTLE (AP) — Second-half substitute Marco Pappa of Guatemala scored in the 85th minute and again in stoppage time as the Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday to win the Major League Soccer Supporters’ Shield as league-winner for the first time in the six-year history of the club.
The Sounders and the Galaxy started the day in a tie atop the overall standings. Seattle had more wins, so it only needed a draw to claim the Shield, while Los Angeles needed a victory to take the honor for the fifth time.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, Kendall Waston scored in the 70th minute as the Whitecaps took the final Western Conference playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids.
Vancouver will visit Dallas in the Western Conference’s No. 4 vs. No. 5 one-game playoff Wednesday night
Portland’s Darlington Nagbe and Maximiliano Urruti scored to lead the Timbers past FC Dallas 2-0.
Nagbe scored in the 43rd minute on a long-distance shot that ricocheted off defender Zach Loyd and drifted into the upper left corner of the goal. It was his first MLS regular-season goal since Oct. 6, 2013.
Urruti added his 10th goal in the 82nd minute.
The New England Revolution beat Toronto FC 1-0 after Lee Nguyen scored his career-high 18th goal in the 35th minute.
The sequence that led to the only goal began with Jose Goncalves feeding a streaking Chris Tierney down the left wing. The linesman initially signaled offside, but then pulled his flag down. Tierney then passed to Nguyen, who sent a shot past Joe Bendik and into the lower right corner of the net.
At Montreal, Marco Di Vaio scored in the final game of his 20-year career, helping the Impact to a 1-1 draw with D.C. United in the regular-season finale for both teams.
The goal in the 26th minute was Di Vaio’s ninth of the season and the 34th in 76 games since the former Italian Serie A striker became the Impact’s first designated player in 2012.
Fabian Espindola scored in the 86th minute for D.C. United, which closed the season with a six-game unbeaten string and finished first in the Eastern Conference.