New York main­tains two streaks in vic­tory



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.

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