Peterson helps Sporting KC beat Columbus 2-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jacob Peterson and Teal Bunbury scored, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday to grab sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.
Kansas City (11-5-3) took the lead in the sixth minute when Peterson Joseph split the defense with a pass to Peterson, who beat goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum for the 1-0 lead. Bunbury got the second goal in the 82nd minute off a counterattack.
Jimmy Nielsen made four saves for his eighth shutout of the season. He got help in the 48th minute when Justin Meram's header went off the crossbar.
Columbus (6-7-4) has dropped three of four.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Carlos Valdes' goal in the 91st minute lifted the Philadelphia Union past the Montreal Impact.
Lionard Pajoy also scored for the Union (6-9-2), who won their third in a row and fourth in five games.
The Impact registered an own goal in the 90th minute after a corner kick by Patrice Bernier eluded Philadelphia goalkeeper Zac MacMath.
Eight minutes earlier, Antoine Hoppenot sent a pass into the box, which was deflected toward Pajoy and he sent it past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts in the 82nd minute.
The Impact have lost four of five and fell to 6-12-3.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Rookie midfielder Luis Silva scored in the eighth minute and Toronto FC downed the New England Revolution.
Toronto (4-11-4) snapped a six-match winless skid in Foxboro, while also ending New England's five-match (2-0-3) unbeaten skid.
Silva was making just his second start since May 26. He finished off a pass from Danny Koevermans, who threaded the ball through a trio of Revolution defenders.
New England (6-8-4) was shut out for the sixth time this season. Toronto goalie Milos Kocic made six saves and denied the Revolution on eight second-half corner kicks.
Toronto improved to 2-6-2 on the road this season and has surged since Paul Mariner took over as head coach on June 7, the club having just one loss (3-1-4) over its past eight outings.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Fabian Castillo scored in the 81st minute and FC Dallas ended a 13-game winless streak with a victory over Colorado.
Castillo assisted on the game-tying goal by Carlos Rodriguez in the 60th minute. Rodriguez also had an assist for FC Dallas (4-9-7).
FC Dallas had not won since beating Montreal on April 14. The team was 0-7-6 since.
Omar Cummings scored in the 50th minute for Colorado (7-11-1) The Rapids lost for the third straight time, matching their season high.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- Midfielder Pavel Pardo scored on an early free kick and Chicago snapped a 221-minute scoreless streak on the way to a victory over Vancouver.
The Fire (9-6-4, 31 points) prevailed despite playing a man short for the final 21 minutes after defender Arne Friedrich was ejected with a second yellow card.
The Whitecaps (8-6-6, 30 points) suffered their second straight loss and third in a five-game road swing.
Chicago was awarded a free kick in the ninth minute when Whitecaps midfielder Jun Marques Davidson tripped Fire midfielder Patrick Nyarko on a run outside the box.
Pardo then lined a 23-yard kick into the right corner for his first goal of the season in the ninth minute.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Wondolowski earned a hat trick and the San Jose Earthquakes widened their lead atop the Western Conference with a victory against Real Salt Lake.
Wondolowski scored in the 19th, 72nd and 80th minutes to extend his league-leading goal total to 17 on the year.
Alan Gordon and Simon Dawkins completed the scoring for San Jose (12-4-4), which is four points clear of Real Salt Lake (11-7-3) in the standings.
San Jose is also four points ahead of Eastern Conference leader Sporting Kansas City in the Supporters' Shield chase.
San Jose scored four times after Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman was shown a straight red card in the 58th minute for delivering a retaliatory foul against Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin, who had just taken down RSL's Javier Morales with a sweep of his trailing leg.
The five-goal difference tied the Earthquakes' largest margin of victory, matching a 5-0 win against Dallas on April 22, 2000.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- David Beckham and Robbie Keane each scored two goals to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy over the Portland Timbers.
Landon Donovan had a goal and an assist for the Galaxy (8-10-2), who handled the Timbers defense.
Portland (5-9-4) struggled in its first game since coach John Spencer was fired and Gavin Wilkinson took over the team.
Kris Boyd scored two goals for the Timbers, who lost for only the third time in 10 games at Jeld-Wen Field this season.
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