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Red Bulls beat Atlantic Cup rival DC United 1-0

August 27, 2018

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alejandro Romero Gamarra scored in the 56th minute and the New York Red Bulls held off Wayne Rooney and D.C. United 1-0 on Sunday night to win the Atlantic Cup competition.

Gamarra, better known as Kaku, scored on a left-footed shot from just above the top of the box and Luis Robles made two saves to help New York snap D.C. United’s winning streak at three games.

New York (16-6-4) moved a point ahead of New York City FC for second place in the Eastern Conference, five points behind MLS-leading Atlanta United. D.C. United (7-10-6) is tied for eighth.

Rooney missed a chance to tie it in the 66th minute, firing a close-range shot off the crossbar.

New York leads the season series 2-0, with the Atlantic Cup finale set for Sept. 16 in Washington.

SOUNDERS 1, TIMBERS 0

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An own goal in the 76th minute lifted Seattle past Cascadia Cup rival Portland, extending the Sounders’ club-record winning streak to seven games.

Seattle (11-9-5) also pushed its unbeaten streak to 10. The Sounders have won five straight on the road. The Timbers (10-7-7) have lost four straight after a 15-game unbeaten streak.

The lone goal came when Timbers defender Julio Cascante tried to clear a cross from Kim Kee-hee but instead it deflected into the net.

It was the third and final meeting between the teams this season. The Timbers won the previous two, but because of the unbalanced schedule, the first meeting (a 1-0 Portland victory) won’t count toward the three-way rivalry with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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