Posted: Sunday June 24, 2012 10:08 PM

Red Bulls beat United 3-2

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HARRISON, New Jersey (AP) -Defender Brandon Barklage scored the first two goals of his Major League Soccer career Sunday to lead the New York Red Bulls into a share of first place with D.C. United with a 3-2 win.

Barklage, passed over by United after the 2011 season and picked up by New York shortly thereafter, put the Red Bulls up 2-1 in the second minute of first-half stoppage time with his second goal of the half. Lurking on the right side, Barklage put in a volley after Rafa Marquez's free kick. D.C.'s Robbie Russell had brought down Mehdi Ballouchy just outside the box, and Marquez's resulting kick caromed off the wall for Barklage to put home.

D.C. forward Chris Pontius scored the team's fastest ever goal 31 seconds into the match off a header.

At Portland, Oregon, Timbers 2, Sounders 1

Kris Boyd scored his fifth goal of the season and David Horst converted a header as the Timbers earned a much-needed 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders.

Portland jumped ahead of its archrival early and held off the attacking Sounders for its first win in the league series since joining the MLS last year.

The Timbers went up in the 16th minute when Boyd slipped past the defense and sent home a cross from Steven Smith. Horst scored just nine minutes later for a 2-0 lead.

Seattle saw its winless streak extend to seven games, the longest in its MLS history.

Seattle's Fredy Montero and Portland's Lovel Palmer were both sent off in the final minutes.

 
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