Lappalainen scores twice in MLS debut, Impact beat Union 4-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Finnish winger Lassi Lappalainen scored twice in his Major League Soccer debut and Orji Okwonkwo also had two goals to help the Montreal Impact beat the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union 4-0 on Saturday night.
Evan Bush made three saves for his seventh shutout of the season, helping the Impact (10-11-3) snap a four-game skid. The Impact were winless since June 26 and had only four goals during the losing streak.
The Union (11-7-6) lost for the second time in three matches.
REAL SALT LAKE 0, FC DALLAS 0, TIE
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jesse González had five saves for his sixth shutout of the season and FC Dallas played to a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake.
Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was not on the bench after being suspended because of his conduct following Wednesday night’s Leagues Cup match against Tigres UANL. Petke was shown a red card after having heated words with referee John Pitti. The matter is pending investigation and MLS is withholding comment until a review of the incident is complete.
Nick Rimando had two saves for Real Salt Lake (9-9-4) for his sixth shutout of the year and 150th of his MLS career.
FC Dallas is 9-8-6.
TORONTO FC 2, FC CINCINNATI 1
TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored for the fourth straight game and Toronto FC beat expansion FC Cincinnati.
Altidore made it 2-0 in the 50th minute, curling a shot from outside the penalty box past a diving Przemyslaw Tyton. Altidore has nine goals in 13 games this season for Toronto (9-9-5).
Emmanuel Ledesma scored for Cincinnati (5-16-2) in the 58th minute.
Nick DeLeon opened the scoring for Toronto in the 16th minute.
SOUNDERS 1, DYNAMO 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Jordan Morris scored in the 59th minute in Seattle’s victory over Houston,
Stefan Frei had three saves for his seventh shutout for Seattle (11-6-5). The Sounders moved into second place in the Western Conference.
The Dynamo (9-10-3) also lost 1-0 in Seattle in May.
CREW 3, RED BULLS 2
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Pedro Santos broke a tie in the 84th minute with his second goal of the game in Columbus’ victory over New York.
Santos scored the winner off a putback after Luis Robles saved Gyasi Zardes’ shot.
Luis Argudo also scored for Columbus (7-14-3). Daniel Royer and Brian White scored for the Red Bulls (10-9-4).
REVOLUTION 4, ORLANDO CITY 1
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Gustavo Bou scored three minutes in and New England beat Orlando City to run its unbeaten streak to 11 games.
Cristian Penilla, Carles Gil and Diego Fagundez added second-half goals for New England (9-8-6). Tesho Akindele scored for Orlando City (7-11-5).
D.C. UNITED 0, FIRE 0, TIE
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Kenneth Kronholm only had to make one save to get his first shutout with Chicago in the Fire’s scoreless draw with D.C. United.
Bill Hamid made two saves on the other end to pick up his ninth shutout of the season
Chicago is 5-10-9, and D.C. (9-6-9).
EARTHQUAKES 3, RAPIDS 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Valeri “Vako” Qazaishvili and Shea Salinas scored and San Jose beat Colorado for its fourth victory in a row.
The Rapids’ Lalas Abubakar gave Earthquakes (11-7-4) the early lead with an own goal. Diego Rubio scored for the Rapids (5-12-5).
WHITECAPS 0, MINNESOTA UNITED 0, TIE
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vito Mannone had five saves for his seventh shutout of the season to help Minnesota United hold on for a scoreless draw with Vancouver.
Maxime Crépeau had one save for his fourth shutout of the season for Vancouver. The Whitecaps (4-11-9) snapped a five-game losing streak. Minnesota is (10-7-5).
TIMBERS 4, GALAXY 0
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cristhian Paredes scored his second goal on a volley to the upper-left corner in the 81st minute, leading Portland over the LA Galaxy.
Paredes’ third and fourth goals of the season helped the Timbers move into seventh place in the MLS Western Conference.
Portland’s first two goals came in a four-minute span late in the first half. Diego Valeri scored on a breakaway after Paredes’ 37th minute header off of a cross by Jorge Moreira.
Sebastian Blanco found Valeri just beyond midfield, and Valeri took the
Portland forward Jeremy Ebobisse scored the team’s fourth goal — a header from Jorge Villafana — in the 88th minute.
Steve Clark finished with six saves.
Portland (9-8-4) is unbeaten in its last six regular-season games. With the loss, the Galaxy (12-9-1) drop one spot to third in the West.