New York maintains two streaks in victory
NEW YORK CITY FC 2, FIRE 1
David Villa and Frederic Brillant scored minutes apart early in the second half, and New York City FC beat the Chicago Fire, 2-1, on Saturday to extend its home unbeaten streak to seven games.
Sean Johnson had a seasonhigh seven saves for New York City (11-6-4), which has scored in a franchise-record 21 consecutive home matches.
Villa opened the scoring in the 47th minute when he put away a volley, off a feed from Jonathan Lewis, from just outside the top of the box.
Moments later, Brillant headed home the rebound of his own header to make it 2-0.
RED BULLS 3, MINNESOTA UNITED 0: Daniel Royer had a goal and an assist for New York in Minneapolis.
New York (10-8-2) has won three consecutive road matches for the first time since 2013 and three in a row overall.
Royer took a pass from Felipe Martins near midfield and, after a few dribbles, blasted a shot from well outside the box just inside the left post in the 16th minute. Bradley Wright-Phillips took a long, arcing pass from Royer, shielded a defender with his left shoulder and rolled it off the outstretched arm of Bobby Shuttleworth into the net in the 67th. Alex Muyl capped the scoring in the 90th minute.
Luis Robles had four saves and his sixth shutout of the season.
CREW 1, UNION 0: Justin Meram scored his career-best ninth goal for Columbus at home. The Crew has won three of its past four, including back-to-back shutouts.
RAPIDS 1, TORONTO FC 1: Dominique Badji scored in the 76th minute to help Colorado draw on the road.
FC DALLAS 2, IMPACT 1: Cristian Colman scored his first two goals of the season in Montreal. In the 62nd minute, Colman had a highlight-reel goal. The 23year-old Paraguayan, making just his seventh start of the season, beautifully chested down a long cross from Carlos Gruezo, evaded a charge in the box from goalie Evan Bush and easily slotted home his second of the encounter.
REVOLUTION 4, GALAXY 3: Teal Bunbury scored twice and Diego Fagundez had three assists for New England in Foxborough, Mass.
Bunbury gave New England a 3-2 lead in the 70th minute. His pass down the right side led Kelyn Rowe, who played a perfect cross to a charging Bunbury for a header from the top of the six-yard box.
West Ham signs Arnautovic
West Ham signed attacking midfielder Marko Arnautovic from Stoke for a club-record fee.
The fee wasn’t disclosed, but British media said West Ham paid an initial $26 million that could rise to $32.5 million for the 28year-old Austria international. Arnautovic is West Ham’s third signing of the summer, after right back Pablo Zabaleta joined on a free transfer and goalkeeper Joe Hart did so on loan.
“We have brought in three players with vast Premier League experience this summer,” West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan said.