MLS: Beckham rests as Sporting KC trips Galaxy
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Kei Kamara scored on a diving header late in the first half and Sporting Kansas City beat the David Beckham-less Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday to improve to 5-0.
Sporting is the first club to begin a season with five wins since Los Angeles opened 12-0 in 1996, Major League soccer's inaugural year. Kansas City also extended its home unbeaten streak to five matches against Los Angeles, which is 1-3 after winning the MLS Cup last season.
Kansas City has four shutouts in five matches, and goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen did not have to make a save against the Galaxy.
Beckham has been plagued by a series of nagging injuries and didn't make the trip. Landon Donovan returned from a quadriceps injury that kept him out of Los Angeles' 3-1 home loss to New England.
Kamara scored his third goal of the season, connecting in the 40th minute off Bobby Convey's first assist with his new team. Kamara beat right back Sean Franklin to Convey's cross at the edge of the 6-yard box and curled the ball inside the far post.
SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Alvaro Saboria and Fabian Espindola scored as Real Salt Lake defeated the Colorado Rapids.
Real Salt Lake (5-1-0), alone atop the Western Conference standings, extended its unbeaten streak against the Rapids (3-2-0) to seven games, with its last loss in the series coming in May 2009.
The win gave Salt Lake a leg up in its bid to keep the Rocky Mountain Cup for a sixth straight season.
It also sets up a showdown next week with undefeated Sporting Kansas City, which beat defending champion Los Angeles earlier in the day.
Espindola's goal in the 57th minute put him in a tie with former standout Robbie Findley for Real Salt Lake's all-time lead in MLS goals scored with 29.
Espindola took a long pass from Luis Gil and sneaked between two Colorado defenders and poked the shot past Matt Pickens.
MONTREAL (AP) -- Sinisa Ubiparipovic and Andrew Wenger scored to lead the Montreal Impact to their first Major League Soccer victory.
Ubiparipovic, making his first appearance, scored in the 17th minute in front of 23,120 spectators at Olympic Stadium. Wenger, the Impact's first overall draft pick, made it 2-0 in the 81st minute.
Montreal improved to 1-4-1.
Danny Koevermans scored in the 88th for Toronto (0-4-0), which was reduced to 10 men after defender Logan Emory was sent off in the 65th minute.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper each scored twice to lead the New York Red Bulls topple the Columbus Crew.
Cooper scored in the third and 13th minutes to give him six goals this season, and Henry added goals in the 40th and 90th to regain the MLS goals lead with seven.
The two forwards have scored all but one goal this season for the Red Bulls (3-2).
New York won its third straight behind rookie goalkeeper Ryan Meara. He had seven saves but lost his shutout in the 89th minute when Chad Marshall scored on a header off Kirk Urso's corner kick.
The Crew dropped to 2-2.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Wondolowski scored twice and Alan Gordon added a goal in a 10-minute span midway through the second half to help the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday.
San Jose improved to 4-1, while Vancouver dropped to 2-1-2.
Wondolowski tied it at 1 in the 68th minute, Gordon gave the Earthquakes the lead in the 72nd, and Wondolowski completed the scoring in the 78th with his sixth goal of the season.
Sebastien Le Toux scored for Vancouver in the 49th minute.
WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. United stretched its unbeaten streak to three matches with the draw against Seattle.
After combining for 21 goals in their previous six league meetings, the teams had the first scoreless draw in the four-year season series.
Seattle also beat D.C. 2-1 in Washington in the 2009 U.S. Open Cup Final.
Seattle is 2-1-1, and United 1-2-2.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Chivas USA was able to shake off a slow start on the road with a couple of well-placed crosses by sub Ryan Smith.
Alejandro Moreno and Nick LaBrocca each scored off of Smith's feeds in the second half for a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
"Smith was brilliant," coach Robin Fraser said. "He came in the second half and, right from the outset, he put his stamp on the game."
After falling behind 1-0 to the Timbers in the first half, Moreno scored in the 48th minute to tie it and LaBrocca had the game-winner in the 82nd. Each time, Smith's crosses were met with little resistance.
The Timbers were stunned by their third straight loss. Coach John Spencer said the team played as poorly as he'd ever seen at home.
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