One proves enough for perfect Sporting KC
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Aurelien Collin scored on a 63rd-minute header, and Sporting Kansas City continued the best start in team history with a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.
Graham Zusi recorded his league-leading sixth assist for Sporting, the first team to start a season 6-0 since the Los Angeles Galaxy won their first 12 games in 1998.
Real (5-2) had its shutout streak broken at 267 minutes, while Sporting recorded its fifth clean sheet in six outings. Kansas City also extended its MLS-record streak of not allowing a shot on goal to 335 minutes before Jimmy Nielsen had to save Nat Borchers' header in second-half stoppage time.
Collin scored his second goal of the season when he ran onto Zusi's corner kick and nodded it past Real's Nick Rimando.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Landon Donovan and David Beckham scored goals as the Los Angeles Galaxy snapped a two-game skid.
Juninho scored the go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute for the defending champion Galaxy, who had struggled in the season's early going.
Kris Boyd scored goal for the Portland Timbers, who lost their fourth straight.
Juninho broke a deadlock when he won a loose ball outside the box. The Brazilian unleashed a strike from 23 yards out that never got more than a few inches off the ground and nestled into the left corner of the net.
Beckham followed it with his first goal of the season, from long range, and then went sliding into the corner area to celebrate.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Zach Scott headed in a corner kick from Alex Caskey midway through the 63rd minute for his first Major League Soccer goal, leading the Seattle Sounders.
Scott's goal ended a 305-minute drought for the Sounders (3-1-1). Michael Gspurning picked up his second straight shutout and third of the season.
Colorado (3-3-0) was blanked for the second straight game, both on the road.
Saturday's game was the first for Rapids forward Brian Mullan against the Sounders since his two-footed sliding tackle last April 22 in Colorado left speedy Seattle midfielder Steve Zakuani with a broken right leg. Mullan served an MLS record-tying 10-game suspension, which ended before the return match in Seattle on July 16. But he did not make that trip because of back spasms, which also had kept him out of another game before that.
Zakuani still has not returned to action for the Sounders. A club spokesman said Saturday no specific timetable is in place for Zakuani, but early summer is the best-case scenario. Zakuani did play 45 minutes of a Seattle reserves game on April 1.
Mullan was loudly booed every time he touched the ball. He put a shot into the net in the 33rd minute, but was flagged offside. Mullan and Seattle forward Fredy Montero got into a shoving match in the 87th minute, and both were issued yellow cards by referee Baldomero Toledo.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Chris Wondolowski scored a goal for San Jose, Kenny Cooper had one for New York and the two kept pace with Thierry Henry atop the MLS scoring list.
The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last four matches after starting the season with two losses. They trail only undefeated Sporting KC in the Eastern Conference standings. San Jose had its first tie, but has taken points in five of its six games this season.
Cooper scored his seventh goal of the season in the fifth minute of the game, drawing even with teammate Henry for the league lead.
Wondolowski tied both of them with his diving header in the 36th minute.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- FC Dallas got another late goal, this time from Brek Shea in the 88th minute.
Montreal scored the game's first goal in the 61st minute, but Dallas tied it in the 77th on Blas Perez's team-leading third goal of the year.
The expansion Impact are winless in five road games, though this one was closer than the others, in which they were outscored 10-2.
After leading Dallas in scoring with 11 goals last year, Shea hadn't yet found the back of the net this season. But after receiving a short pass from Fabian Castillo in the middle, Shea charged into the penalty area and drilled a 15-yard shot underneath Montreal goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who came out to challenge him
On Perez's goal, Daniel Hernandez's free kick from about 20 yards out on the right flank found George John on the far side of the penalty area for a leaping header that bounced off the top of the crossbar. The ball ricocheted right to Perez five yards out for a header that made it just inside the right post.
FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman made a spectacular diving save in the 87th minute, punching out a 25-yard blast from Zarek Valentin, preserving the tie game and setting the stage for Shea's winner a minute later.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Gabriel Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 38th minute and the Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew.
After Columbus' Eric Gehrig was whistled for a handball in the penalty box, Gomez converted and the Union (1-3-1) held on for their first win this season.
Toronto FC (0-4-0) is the only remaining winless club in Major League Soccer.
It was the second consecutive shutout for Zac MacMath following a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps two weeks ago.
Philadelphia played without midfielder Roger Torres (knee surgery) and forward Danny Mwanga (rib contusion). Captain Danny Califf, its central defender, was scratched just before kickoff with a hamstring strain and replaced by rookie Raymon Gaddis.
The Crew (2-3-0) have lost two straight.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Chris Pontius curled a shot off the left wing into the far right corner in the 82nd minute, his first goal of the season, as the D.C. United beat the New England Revolution.
New England had a six-match (5-0-1) unbeaten streak against D.C. United snapped. D.C. United is unbeaten in four matches (2-0-2), during which it has allowed two goals.
New England took the lead in the sixth minute on Jose Moreno's first goal for the Revolution in his two games with them. United answered in the 19th minute when Maicon Santos finished one of D.C.'s eight first half corners.
Moreno, a 30-year old Colombian, scored on a right-footed volley from Saer Sene on the left wing, sending the ball into the left corner of the net past D.C. United goalkeeper Joe Willis.
Santos scored his third goal of the season for D.C. United 13 minutes later. After Nick DeLeon's corner kick from the right wing, Dwayne DeRosario bicyle-kicked the ball from the far left corner atop the penalty box to the goalmouth where Santos headed the ball past New England goalie Matt Reis.
Reis made a superb diving save on Danny Cruz in the 12th minute, while New England midfielder Lee Nguyen knocked a loose ball off the goal line on a shot by Robbie Russell in the 22nd minute.
New England had two other superb scoring chances -- Chris Tierney's direct kick from the right side at 28 glanced off the left goal post, while Nguyen had glancing shot just miss the right post at 40.
TORONTO (AP) -- Oswaldo Minda scored in the first half to give Chivas USA a victory over Toronto FC that extended Toronto's season-opening losing streak to a franchise-worst five games.
Toronto (0-5) has yet to win or draw, score at home or even hold a lead this season. And it has a 1-6-2 combined record in league and CONCACAF Champions League play, having been outscored 20-9.
Chivas (3-3-0) has won all three games on the road and lost all three at home.
Chivas, a tidy defensive side with few attacking options in the absence of the injured Juan Pablo Angel, made the most of its limited chances. Toronto didn't and once again paid for a defensive mistake.
The lone goal came in the 31st minute off Minda's downward header from a corner kick. Ryan Johnson was attempting to mark the Ecuador international.
Still on this day, Toronto could have won 5-1, with a slew of second-half scoring chances. But one ball after another deflected off a defender, bounced the wrong way, hit a post or found goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.
Toronto lost four straight to kick off its debut season before beating the Chicago Fire 3-1 on May 12, 2007. The Fire visit Toronto next Saturday.
Perhaps the only other good news for the announced crowd of 18,476 at BMO Field was that captain Torsten Frings dressed for the first time since straining a hamstring March 17 in the season-opening loss in Seattle.
The former German international, however, was rooted to his seat and did not warm up with the other substitutes as the game wore on. Frings and fellow designated player Julian de Guzman were part of a bench with more than $3.2 million in combined salary last season.
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