San Jose claim 2-0 vic­tory at MLS-lead­ing Seat­tle

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San Jose’s Ma­tias Perez Gar­cia set up Sanna Nyassi’s first-half goal, and then scored in the sec­ond half to help the Earth­quakes win 2-0 at Ma­jor League Soc­cer-lead­ing Seat­tle on Satur­day.

Nyassi’s goal, com­ing mid­way through the 28th minute, was only his sec­ond of the year while Gar­cia’s 73rd-minute goal was his first.

The Sounders were with­out four play­ers who had ac­counted for 18 of their league-high 23 goals. Clint Dempsey (seven goals) served the first game of a three­game sus­pen­sion handed down for an an­i­mated dis­pute with a ref­eree in a mid-week U.S. Open Cup game.

New York 1, Van­cou­ver 2

Van­cou­ver goal­keeper David Ousted saved two penal­ties as the White­caps won 2-1 at the New York Red Bulls to move level with Seat­tle atop the stand­ings.

Bradley Wright- Phillips took the penal­ties in the fifth and the 65th min­utes — and both went waist high and to Ousted’s right.

Kekuta Man­neh opened the scor­ing with a close-range goal in the 15th minute, and Kianz Froese added another for the White­caps on a break­away in the 77th.

Ana­tole Abang pulled New York back within one in the 82nd, but Ousted made his most dif­fi­cult save of the match a minute later, div­ing and de­flect­ing Manolo Sanchez’s low-skip­ping shot out of play.

The Red Bulls played a man down from the 11th minute when Sacha Kl­jes­tan picked up the red card for el­bow­ing an op­po­nent, and the New York fell to its fourth straight loss.

Port­land 2, Hous­ton 0

Port­land’s Max­i­m­il­iano Ur­ruti and Gas­ton Fer­nan­dez scored to lift the Tim­bers over Hous­ton.

The Tim­bers opened the scor­ing in the 34th minute, when Ur­ruti headed a free kick by Jorge Vil­lafana into the up­per right cor­ner.

Fer­nan­dez con­verted a penalty in the 60th minute af­ter Rod­ney Wal­lace was fouled.

Los An­ge­les 5, Philadelphia 1

Los An­ge­les’ Gyasi Zardes had a goal and set up two oth­ers as the Gal­axy cruised past Philadelphia in the teams’ only meet­ing this sea­son.

Bag­gio Hu­sidic opened the scor­ing in the 23rd minute af­ter Zardes’ shot re­bounded squarely off the post.

The Gal­axy dou­bled their lead in the 35th when Zardes cut a cross back to Jun­inho, who blasted home.

Rob­bie Keane de­liv­ered a wide cross past four de­fend­ers to set up Zardes in the 56th minute.

C.J. Sapong put the Union on the board in the 58th minute with

a turn­around blast.

Mon­treal 2, Or­lando City 0

Mon­treal’s Donny Toia scored his first Ma­jor League Soc­cer goal, help­ing the Im­pact beat Or­lando City.

Do­minic Oduro also scored in stop­page time for the Im­pact, who have won four in a row at home.

First-year club Or­lando City had been un­beaten in its pre­vi­ous five games.

Toronto 0, New York City 2

New York City’s David Villa scored twice to se­cure vic­tory at Toronto.

Villa con­verted a penalty in the eighth minute af­ter Benoit Chey­rou com­mit­ted a hand ball in the box.

Villa got his sec­ond of the night when New York pounced on a soft pass from Toronto goal­keeper Chris Konopka to de­fender Eriq Zavaleta. The turnover proved costly, gift­ing an easy goal for the for­mer Va­len­cia and Barcelona star in the 58th minute.

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