Red Bulls beat Dynamo 1-0 to take East lead
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Brian White scored his first MLS goal in his first start and the New York Red Bulls beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Wednesday night to move atop the Eastern Conference.
New York (17-6-4) extended its undefeated streak to six games — with a fourth win during that stretch. The Red Bulls moved one point ahead of longtime Supporters’ Shield leader Atlanta United with seven games remaining. Houston (7-12-7) is winless in its last nine matches — one away from tying a club record.
White, the No. 16 selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, scored in the 55th minute on an easy tap-in. Luis Robles recorded his 59th career shutout.
New York, which ended a stretch of five games in 15 days, has won eight of the past 11 games in the series.
UNION 2, D.C. UNITED 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — C.J. Sapong had a goal and an assist, helping Philadelphia beat D.C. United for its fourth straight victory.
Philadelphia (12-11-3) matched the club’s highest win total, set in 2013. D.C. United (7-11-6) has lost two games in a row after a three-game winning streak.
Sapong opened the scoring in the 29th minute with an easy finish of a rebound for his first goal since July 21st. He has eight goals in 10 games against D.C. United.
Fabrice-Jean Picault added a goal in the 61st.
EARTHQUAKES 4, FC DALLAS 3
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored his 142nd career goal on a go-ahead score in the 62nd minute to help San Jose snap an 11-game home winless stretch.
San Jose (4-14-8) won at home for the first time since March 18th, ending the longest home winless stretch in MLS history. Wondolowski is three goals shy of tying Landon Donovan for the MLS record.
The Earthquakes led 2-1 at halftime — with two goals from Valeri Qazaishvili — before the teams traded four goals in an 11-minute span early in the second half. Four of Qazaishvili’s eight goals this season have come against FC Dallas.
Halftime substitute Santiago Mosquera tied it at 2 for FC Dallas (13-6-7) in the 51st with his first goal since April 29th. Dominique Badji scored his ninth goal of the season, the second with Dallas, in the 58th to tie it at 3.
TIMBERS 2, TORONTO FC 0
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Chara scored his first goal of the season in the 64th minute and Portland snapped a four-game losing streak.
Portland’s skid, which followed a 15-game unbeaten streak, was the Timbers’ longest since they lost five straight in July 2012.
Chara scored his last goal in March 2017 and has eight goals since joining the team its inaugural MLS year in 2011.
Midfielder David Guzman, who played for Costa Rica in the World Cup this summer, added a goal for Portland (11-7-7) in the 83rd minute. It was his second of the season.
Toronto (7-13-6), the defending MLS Cup champions, remained below the line for playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.