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Red Bulls top Sporting KC in Major League Soccer

September 7, 2014

HARRISON, New Jersey (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his Major League Soccer-leading 21st goal of the season to help the New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Saturday.

Wright-Phillips scored on a penalty in the 11th minute after he was tripped by Matt Besler. Former France international Thierry Henry made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute, curling a shot past Sporting goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.

Dominic Dwyer pulled one back for Kansas City two minutes later, but Sporting couldn’t find the equalizer.

Elsewhere, Giles Barnes scored two goals to lead the Houston Dynamo past the Montreal Impact 3-2.

Barnes opened the scoring in the 30th minute, capitalizing on a defensive mistake to send a shot past goalkeeper Evan Bush.

Montreal’s Dilly Duka equalized in the 40th, but Houston responded with two goals in a three-minute span — one by Barnes, the other by Ricardo Clark — to put the game out of reach.

In Sandy, Utah, Costa Rica international Alvaro Saborio headed home the winner off Javier Morales’ corner in the 77th minute as Real Salt Lake beat FC Dallas 2-1.

Saborio came in as a substitute for Olmes Garcia in the 76th minute for his first action following a six-month layoff due to a foot injury.

Robbie Findley opened the scoring for Real Salt Lake, gathering a loose ball from defender Chris Wingert’s errant deflection and drilling it home in the 31st minute.

Michel equalized for FC Dallas on a free kick in the 62nd.

Philadelphia’s Conor Casey and Andrew Wenger scored first-half goals in the Union’s 2-0 victory over Toronto FC.

Philadelphia beat Toronto for the second time in three days, with Casey scoring in both games.

D.C. United was held to a 0-0 draw by the struggling Vancouver Whitecaps, who haven’t scored in four consecutive games.

Vancouver earned a point against the best team in the Eastern Conference, but has now gone 411 minutes since last scoring in a 2-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 10.

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