Rob­bie Keane leads Gal­axy to 5-0 de­mo­li­tion of Port­land

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Los An­ge­les’ Rob­bie Keane con­verted a penalty and set up two oth­ers as the Gal­axy beat Port­land 5-0 on Wed­nes­day, scor­ing five goals for the sec­ond straight match.

The teams went into the game level on points, and Port­land on a four-game win­ning run, but the Tim­bers were no match for the Gal­axy, who moved within a point of the Western Con­fer­ence lead.

Se­bas­tian Llet­get scored for the third straight match, putting the Gal­axy ahead in the 13th minute. Keane con­verted in the 18th minute, and Rob­bie Rogers scored his first MLS goal since 2011 off a pass from Keane in the 33rd.

Jun­inho scored in the 72nd off another Keane as­sist and Jose Vil­lar­real added the fi­nal goal in the 87th minute.

Port­land’s Liam Ridgewell was given a red card in the 78th. Chicago 0, D. C. United 1Conor Doyle scored in the 73rd minute to give D.C. United vic­tory at Chicago.

Doyle pounced upon a re­bound off a de­fender and fired a strike from out­side the 18- yard box which went in off the un­der­side of the bar.

United padded their lead in the Eastern Con­fer­ence to 10 points over New Eng­land while Chicago has dropped four straight. Philadelphia 1, Seat­tle 0 Philadelphia’s C.J. Sapong scored his fifth goal in six games to help the hosts beat Seat­tle.

Sapong headed in Sheanon Wil­liams’ per­fectly chipped cross in the 69th minute.

Philadelphia had a goal dis­al­lowed for a foul on the goal­keeper in the 27th minute and in the 30th, Mau­rice Edu’s penalty was blocked by Sounders goal­keeper Ste­fan Frei.

Seat­tle strug­gled with­out in­jured Obafemi Martins and sus­pended Clint Dempsey, not get­ting a shot on tar­get un­til the 83rd and not win­ning a cor­ner un­til the 87th. Colum­bus 2, New Eng­land 1 Colum­bus’ Kei Ka­mara boosted his lead in the scor­ing charts with two goals to beat New Eng­land, snap­ping a six-game win­less streak.

Colum­bus par­tially avenged last sea­son’s con­fer­ence semi­fi­nal loss to the Revo­lu­tion, which has lost nine of its past ten road games.

New Eng­land’s Lee Nguyen scored af­ter just 35 sec­onds, drilling in a shot from the top of the 18-yard box. The Crew an­swered in the fourth minute when a header hit the cross­bar and bounced to Ka­mara who fired into the back of the net.

Ka­mara scored the win­ner with his heal in the 50th minute for his 12th goal of the sea­son. New York 1, Real Salt Lake 0 New York’s Mike Grella scored in the fourth minute and the Red Bulls beat nine- man Real Salt Lake to snap a run of four suc­ces­sive defeats.

Real Salt Lake lost two play­ers to straight red cards in a 15-minute span. Cap­tain Javier Mo­rales was sent off in the 40th minute for a tackle on Felipe that ended a counter-at­tack. De­fender Demar Phillips was sent off in the 55th minute for a high tackle on Con­nor Lake. Toronto 3, Mon­treal 1 Toronto’s Michael Bradley, Se­bas­tian Giovinco and Jozy Alti­dore all scored in a vic­tory over Cana­dian ri­val Mon­treal.

Am­broise Oy­ongo opened the scor­ing for the Im­pact in the 19th minute, but Bradley equal­ized in the 27th off a cross from Giovinco. Alti­dore made it 2-1 in the 56th and Giovinco con­verted a penalty in the 82nd. Or­lando City 2, Colorado 0 Or­lando City’s Cyle Larin and Kaka scored sec­ond-half goals to beat Colorado in the teams’ first MLS meet­ing.

Larin scored in the 62nd minute, streak­ing through the mid­dle to punch the ball in from point-blank range off a cross from Car­los Ri­vas. Kaka added his eighth of the sea­son 3 min­utes later, fir­ing across goal from the right to just in­side the left post.

Or­lando City stayed a point ahead of Toronto for third place in the Eastern Con­fer­ence while the Rapids are win­less in five games.

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