BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Victor Rodriguez and Jordan Morris each had first-half goals and the Seattle Sounders scored the opening three goals before holding off the Chicago Fire 4-2 on Saturday for their third straight victory to open the season.
Seattle is off to its best start since 2009, outscoring opponents 10-3.
Rodriguez opened the scoring in the eighth minute, tapping home Morris’ cross inside the 6-yard box. Morris scored seven minutes later on a breakaway. Nicolas Lodeiro added a goal in the 49th with a penalty kick off the underside of the crossbar.
Raul Ruidiaz also scored for Seattle. Raheem Edwards and Fabian Herbers scored for Chicago (0-2-1).
RED BULLS 4, EARTHQUAKES 1
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alex Muyl scored twice in the second half to help New York beat San Jose.
Muyl tied it for the Red Bulls (1-0-1) on a close-range shot in the 51st minute and made it 2-1 with a volley off a defensive deflection in the 71st minute. Bradley Wright-Phillips and Daniel Royer added goals.
Cristian Espinoza scored his first MLS goal for San Jose (0-3-0).
DYNAMO 3, WHITECAPS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Memo Rodriguez scored twice, including the winner in the 73rd minute, in Houston’s victory over Vancouver.
Rodriguez opened the scoring for the Dynamo (2-0-1) with a tap-in in the 15th minute.
Fredy Montero tied it at 1 for the Whitecaps (0-3-0) with a penalty kick in the 35th minute. Elis put the Dynamo back on top at 2-1, converting a penalty in the 42nd minute. Lass Bangoura pulled Vancouver even again in the 54th.
CREW 1, FC DALLAS 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gaston Sauro scored in the 10th minute on a glancing header off Pedro Santos’ corner kick to help Columbus beat FC Dallas.
Zack Steffen had his second straight. Columbus (2-0-1) topped FC Dallas (1-1-1) at home for just the second time since 2012.
IMPACT 3, ORLANDO CITY 1
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ignacio Piatti scored twice in Montreal’s victory over Orlando City.
Oriji Okwonkwo also scored for the Impact (2-1-0). Dom Dwyer scored for Orlando City (0-1-2) in the 91st minute.