Posted: Saturday August 18, 2012 7:35PM ; Updated: Sunday August 19, 2012 1:01AM

MLS: Impact stun league-leading Earthquakes

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Davy Arnaud and the Impact won their fourth straight game, besting the league-leading Quakes.
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MONTREAL (AP) -- Lamar Neagle and Patrice Bernier scored in the second half to help Montreal beat the league-best San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 Saturday night for the Impact's fourth straight victory.

Neagle got his second goal of the season to put Montreal (11-13-3) ahead 2-1 in the 61st minute. Both teams played most of the game with 10 aside, while San Jose ended with just nine men.

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Bernier, who set up Neagle's score, got his team-leading seventh goal on a penalty kick in the 73rd minute. Marco Di Vaio scored for Montreal in the first half.

Earthquakes captain Chris Wondolowski scored his league-leading 18th goal on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute to give the Earthquakes (14-6-5) a 1-0 lead

Both teams were down a man from the 21st minute. San Jose's Steven Lenhart and Impact defender Hassoun Camara were both shown red cards in the first half after a flare-up inside the 18-yard box.

The Earthquakes were awarded a penalty after Camara struck Lenhart with a blow to the head, which got him ejected. Lenhart was sent off for retaliating.

Wondolowski took advantage as he pounded a shot past Montreal goalie Troy Perkins into the left side of the net.

Di Vaio drove to the net and slid in to finish off Felipe Martins' centering pass to tie the score in the 25th minute.

Bernier set up Montreal's go-ahead goal with a pass back to Neagle, who drove a shot past San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch into the right side of the goal.

The Earthquakes lost another player after Jason Hernandez was given San Jose's second red card of the game in the 71st minute.

Bernier took the penalty after Di Vaio was hauled down by Hernandez. He hesitated as he approached the ball and calmly put a shot past Busch into the right side of the goal.

Fire 2, Revs 1

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Sherjill MacDonald's first MLS goal broke a tie just past midway through the first half and the Chicago Fire held on.

Chris Rolfe also scored to help the Fire (12-7-5) win their third straight and move into a tie with New York for second place in the Eastern Conference, five points behind Kansas City.

Fernando Cardenas scored for New England (6-13-5), which dropped to 0-6-1 in its last seven matches. The Revolution also lost by one goal for the 12th time this season.

MacDonald scored in his fourth league game on a header from six yards out in the 25th minute. It was set up by Patrick Nyarko's floating cross from deep in the left corner, and McDonald's shot whistled past Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis.

The 27-year-old MacDonald joined the Fire as a designated player on July 24, signed from a team in Belgium to boost Chicago's attack.

FC Dallas 2, Real SL 1

SANDY, Utah -- The last time FC Dallas played in Utah, they lost on Real Salt Lake's dramatic tiebreaking goal in stoppage time. This time, Dallas got a measure of revenge.

Fabian Castillo scored twice in the second half, including the winner in stoppage time, to lift FC Dallas to a victory.

Dallas (8-11-8) stretched its unbeaten streak to four games and snapped a six-game losing streak in Utah dating back to 2007.

Castillo got the winner 2 minutes into stoppage time, finishing off a counter attack by firing the ball over the shoulder of Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando.

"Rather than conceding goals in the second half, we're scoring some - which is certainly a turnaround," Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman said.

Alvaro Saborio scored the tying goal in the 76th minute for Real Salt Lake (13-10-3), which lost its third straight MLS contest. Saborio outjumped a crowd of players to get to a corner kick sent into the six-yard box by Javier Morales and his efforts paid off with a header that knotted the score.

"They definitely flipped the script on us this time," Salt Lake center-back Nat Borchers said, referring to his team's win on May 27th.

Chivas USA 1, Colorado 1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 83rd minute to rally Chivas USA to a draw.

Tristan Bowen took possession of the ball along the sideline and found Angel alone behind the Colorado defense. Angel easily beat Matt Pickens, denying the Colorado goalkeeper his seventh shutout of the season. Pickens is the franchise's all-time leader in shutouts (28) and wins (40).

"I can't really remember how I got the ball," Bowen said. "I focused on making the cross and Juan Pablo did the rest by getting into the box and creating enough space for me to get him a cross."

Chivas USA (7-9-6) had only two shots on goal the entire game, both late in the game. The Goats have scored only 15 goals all season.

Seattle 2, Vancouver 0

SEATTLE -- Fredy Montero came off the bench to score in the 64th minute, Eddie Johnson added a clinching goal in the 87th minute and the Seattle Sounders beat their Cascadia rival in a key game for positioning in the MLS Western Conference playoff chase.

Just two minutes after coming off the bench, Montero found the back of the net for the eighth time in league play. Mauro Rosales took a free kick from about 35 yards out, but instead of going on net, chipped it into the penalty area. Defender Jeff Parke played the ball off his chest and directed it to Montero, who got just enough of his toe on the shot to bounce it past Vancouver goalkeeper Joe Cannon.

Johnson scored on a counter attack off a cross from Brad Evans in the closing minutes for his 11th goal of the season.

Sporting KC 1, Toronto FC 0

TORONTO -- Kei Kamara scored on a free kick in the 83rd minute to lift Sporting Kansas City to a victory over Toronto FC.

Kamara's kick went off Toronto goalkeeper Milos Kocic's finger tips and into the bottom right corner of the net as Kansas City (14-7-4) won its third straight MLS contest.

Toronto (5-14-5) remained last in the Eastern Conference and extended its unbeaten streak to four matches.

Toronto came out strong in the second half as Eric Hassli immediately went to work fighting off defenders and battling for possession in the box only to be shown a yellow card for his tenacious efforts.

He nearly scored in the 54th with a flick off Ryan Johnson's cross, but the ball rolled a foot wide of the right post. Johnson headed a pass from Torsten Frings slightly over the crossbar in the 70th minute.

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