Crew down Min­nesota United as Nashville SC hold off DC United

Chara gives Port­land 1-0 vic­tory over Seat­tle

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COLUM­BUS, Ohio, Sept 24, (AP): Lu­cas Ze­larayán and Pe­dro San­tos each had a goal and an as­sist and the MLS-lead­ing Colum­bus Crew beat Min­nesota United 2-0.

The Crew (9-1-3) are un­beaten in six games and have won four of their last five.

San­tos bent an arc­ing ball to the cen­ter of the area, where Ze­larayán opened the scor­ing with a div­ing header in the 31st minute. San­tos faked right and went back to his left be­fore blast­ing a left-footer the de­flected off the hands of goal­keeper Dayne St. Clair and then the cross­bar in the 70th.

Robin Lod scored in the 88th minute for Min­nesota (5-5-3).

Nashville SC 1, D.C. United 0 In Nashville, Tenn, Daniel Rios scored his first MLS goal on a div­ing header and Nashville SC beat D.C. United 1-0 in the league’s first game with a fe­male cen­ter ref­eree in more than 20 years.

Tori Penso di­rected the match as cen­ter ref­eree. The last woman to do it was Sandy Hunt on May 13, 2000.

Dave Rom­ney headed a cor­ner kick to Rios for the win­ner in the 70th minute.

Nashville (4-5-3) re­bounded from a 2-0 loss Satur­day to MLS-lead­ing Colum­bus that snapped a four-match un­beaten streak. D.C. United (2-6-5) are win­less in four games.

D.C. United played the sec­ond half

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with 10 men af­ter mid­fielder Rus­sell Canouse picked up his sec­ond yel­low card in the clos­ing sec­onds of the first half.

Tim­bers 1, Sounders 0

In Port­land, Ore­gon, Yimmi Chara scored in the open­ing min­utes and Port­land went on to beat Pa­cific North­west ri­vals Seat­tle.

It was the first time two sets of brothers played against each other in MLS his­tory: Yimmi and Diego Chara for Port­land, and Alex and Cris­tian Roldan for Seat­tle.

The Sounders (6-3-3) pep­pered Port­land goal­keeper Steve Clark with shots but couldn’t score, snap­ping a twogame win­ning streak.

The Tim­bers (6-4-3) were com­ing off a 6-1 vic­tory over the Earthquake­s in San Jose on Satur­day. It was the team’s most goals ever in a reg­u­larsea­son game.

Toronto FC 1, NYCFC 0

In Har­ri­son, NJ, Ale­jan­dro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute and Alex Bono made eight saves to tie the Toronto FC shutout record with 28 in the Reds’ vic­tory over New York City.

Pozuelo scored his fifth of the sea­son, beat­ing goal­keeper Sean John­son with a right-footed shot to the bot­tom right cor­ner. Pozuelo has con­verted nine of 10 penalty at­tempts for TFC,

miss­ing one of two spot kicks in a 1-1 tie with NYCFC at Yan­kee Sta­dium last Septem­ber. Los Angeles FC 6, White­caps 0 In Los Angeles, Bradley WrightPhil­lips scored twice to move into fifth place on the MLS ca­reer list and Los Angeles beat Van­cou­ver.

Wright-Phillips scored on a spin­ning right-footed half-vol­ley from the cen­ter of the area in the fifth minute and put away a bi­cy­cle kick from the top of the 6-yard box in the 11th to give LAFC (5-5-3) a 3-0 lead. His sec­ond goal gave him 115 in his MLS ca­reer, mov­ing him past Ante Ra­zov into fifth.

De­jan Jakovic headed home a cor­ner kick by Brian Ro­dríguez to open the scor­ing just 1:35 in, the fastest goal in fran­chise his­tory. It was Jakovic’s sec­ond ca­reer MLS goal and first since May 26, 2012.

Rapids 5, Earthquake­s 0

In Com­merce City, Colo, Cole Bas­sett and Jonathan Lewis each scored for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive game and Colorado routed San Jose.

Bas­sett headed home an en­try by Jack Price off a free kick to open the scor­ing in the 35th minute. The 19-year-old home­grown has three goals in the last four games.

Lewis ran onto a no-look pass from Kel­lyn Acosta and put it away in the 50th minute, and an own goal made it 3-0 in the 70th. Ni­colás Mezquida and An­dre Shinyashik­i added late goals for the Rapids (5-4-4).

At­lanta United 1, FC Dal­las 0

In At­lanta, Jeff Lar­en­tow­icz scored on a penalty kick and At­lanta United beat FC Dal­las to end a six-game win­less streak.

Lar­en­tow­icz con­verted from the spot in the 55th minute af­ter FC Dal­las’ Matt Hedges was called for a hand ball in the area. The 38-year-old Lar­en­tow­icz has two goals and an as­sist in the last three games af­ter man­ag­ing only three goals and five as­sists in the pre­vi­ous four sea­sons com­bined.

Red Bulls 4, In­ter Mi­ami 1

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Brian White scored the first of New York’s three sec­ond-half goals and the Red Bulls beat In­ter Mi­ami.

Af­ter a turnover by In­ter Mi­ami, Omir Fernandez played a one-touch pass to White for a first-timer from the cen­ter of the area that made it 2-1 in the 49th minute. New York (5-6-2) have won two of their last three games af­ter a four-game win­less streak that included three losses.

Or­lando City 2, Sport­ing KC 1

In Kansas City, Kansas, Tesho Akindele and Benji Michel scored in the first half and Or­lando City beat Sport­ing Kansas City to run its un­beaten streak to seven games.

Akindele scored in the 36th minute. Two min­utes later, Nani passed to Michel on the edge of the penalty area. Michel beat a de­fender and con­nected for Or­lando City (7-2-4) from close range.

Rev­o­lu­tion 3, Im­pact 1 In Foxbor­ough, Mass, rookie Henry Kessler scored his first MLS goal to help New Eng­land beat Mon­treal for their first vic­tory of the sea­son at Gil­lette Sta­dium. Gus­tavo Bou and Diego Fa­gun­dez also scored for New Eng­land (4-3-6).

Lassi Lap­palainen scored for Mon­treal (5-7-1).

Fire 4, Dy­namo 0

In Chicago, Robert Beric scored for the third con­sec­u­tive game and Chicago beat Hous­ton to end a five-game win­less streak.

Beric one-touched a re­di­rect­ion from 7 yards in the 15th minute. Fabian Her­bers, Ál­varo Me­drán and C.J. Sapong also scored for Chicago (3-7-3).

Union 0, FC Cincin­nati 0

In Cincin­nati, An­dre Blake had the only save of the match and Philadel­phia stretched their un­beaten streak to four with a score­less draw with FC Cincin­nati.

Blake stopped Joseph-Claude Gyau’s left-footed shot in the 92nd minute.

RSL 2, LA Galaxy 0

In Sandy, Utah, Al­bert Rus­nak and Damir Kreilach scored sec­ond-half goals and Real Salt Lake beat the LA Galaxy.

Real Salt Lake (4-4-5) ended a three­game home los­ing streak. The Galaxy (4-5-3) lost 2-0 to Colorado on Satur­day – their first de­feat since July 18 – and are win­less in three.

Nashville SC de­fender Tay­lor Washington (left), kicks the ball away from D.C. United de­fender Chris Odio-At­sem dur­ing the sec­ond half of an MLS soc­cer match on Sept 23, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP)

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