Slumping D.C. United loses sixth straight MLS match, fall­ing at Min­nesota, 4-0.

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Chris­tian Ramirez scored his 11th goal of the sea­son, Bobby Shut­tle­worth made four saves and Min­nesota United beat D.C. United, 4-0, Satur­day night in Minneapolis to snap a five-game win­less streak.

Ramirez scored in the sev­enth minute to end Min­nesota’s goal drought at 358 min­utes.

Shut­tle­worth has five shutouts this sea­son for Min­nesota (6-12-4).

Ramirez slipped be­hind the de­fense and put away a half-vol­ley off a long, arc­ing pass from Kevin Molino for the first goal.

Abu Dan­ladi first-timed a feed from Molino just in­side the post in the 40th minute and Jared Jef­frey’s own goal put Min­nesota up 3-0 in the 58th. Miguel Ibarra added a goal in stop­page time.

D.C. United (5-14-3) has lost six in a row — the long­est such streak since los­ing a fran­chise-record seven straight in 2013 — and has been outscored 17-6 dur­ing that stretch.

The game pit­ted the teams with the worst records in MLS; each also en­tered with a goal dif­fer­en­tial of mi­nus-20.

AT­LANTA UNITED 1, OR­LANDO CITY SC 1: Hec­tor “Tito” Vil­lalba again pro­vided the lategame boost At­lanta needed with­out in­jured star for­ward Josef Martinez. Vil­lalba scored his team-high 10th goal, this one in stop­page time in At­lanta.

“It’s been my mo­ment and I’m tak­ing ad­van­tage of it but I have to thank the coach­ing staff for all of the help that they’ve been giv­ing me, show­ing me things on film, and I’m just tak­ing ad­van­tage of it,” Vil­lalba said.

Vil­lalba also scored in the 86th minute last week in At­lanta’s 1-0 vic­tory in Or­lando.

For­ward Dom Dwyer made his de­but for Or­lando City af­ter com­ing over from Sport­ing Kansas City on Tues­day in an MLS-record $1.6 mil­lion deal. He started along­side Cyle Larin up front and played 72 min­utes but did not at­tempt a shot.

It was At­lanta’s fi­nal game in Ge­or­gia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Sta­dium. At­lanta’s next home game will be at the new Mercedes-Benz Sta­dium.

RED BULLS 4, IM­PACT 0: Daniel Royer scored two goals, and Michael Murillo had his first MLS goal in Har­ri­son, N.J.

Royer has scored six goals in his past four games.

New York is 8-0-0 at Red Bull Arena against Montreal.

Montreal had just five shots and was more than dou­bled by the Red Bulls in time of pos­ses­sion.

REV­O­LU­TION 3, UNION 0: Kei Ka­mara scored twice, and Juan Agudelo added a late goal in Foxbor­ough, Mass.

Ka­mara has scored seven goals this sea­son.

Ka­mara opened the scor­ing in the 38th minute, leap­ing to re­ceive a high pass from Ke­lyn Rowe and then beat­ing goal­keeper John McCarthy.

Philadel­phia was play­ing with­out reign­ing MLS goal­keeper of the year An­dre Blake; he suf­fered a hand in­jury for Ja­maica in the Gold Cup fi­nal loss to the United States on Wed­nes­day night.

EARTH­QUAKES 1, RAPIDS 0: Nick Lima scored his sec­ond goal of the sea­son, and David Bing­ham had his sixth shutout for San Jose at home.

San Jose won for the first time since July 1.

Lima scored in the 58th minute off as­sists by Dar­win Ceren and Shea Sali­nas. Sali­nas’s cor­ner kick found Ceren at the top of the box and he headed a pass to a wait­ing Lima. Lima trapped the pass and drilled the ball into the net.

Colorado was out­shot 15-8 over­all and had just two shots on tar­get.

WHITE­CAPS 4, FC DAL­LAS 0: Fredy Mon­tero had two goals and an as­sist for Van­cou­ver in Frisco, Tex. Bernie Ibini-Isei and Ni­co­las Mezquida added goals and David Ousted had three saves for Van­cou­ver.

SPORT­ING KANSAS CITY 3, FIRE 2: Daniel Sal­loi had a goal and an as­sist for Sport­ing Kansas City at home.

Sal­loi opened the scor­ing in the 23rd minute, Matt Besler tied it for Chicago in 28th, and Benny Feil­haber gave Sport­ing KC a 2-1 lead in first-half stop­page time.

Ron­aldo out of All-Star Game

Cris­tiano Ron­aldo, the reign­ing FIFA player of the year and the world’s high­est-paid ath­lete, will not be in Chicago with Real Madrid on Wed­nes­day when the La Liga su­per­power faces the MLS All-Stars at Sol­dier Field.

Ron­aldo is on an ex­tended sum­mer break and will not be re­join­ing the team un­til Aug. 5 — three days af­ter the All-Star Game — Real Madrid Coach Zine­dine Zi­dane told re­porters.

“He has the right to en­joy his va­ca­tion, but we’re ready for [Satur­day against Barcelona in Mi­ami] as a team,” Zi­dane said through an in­ter­preter. “He’ll be back with us on the 5th and he’ll be ready for the sea­son.”

Fur­ther com­pli­cat­ing Ron­aldo’s sched­ule is the fact he’s ex­pected to be in a Madrid court­room Mon­day to tes­tify in a tax­eva­sion case. Ron­aldo has been ac­cused of four counts of tax fraud from 2011 to 2014 to­tal­ing $16.5 mil­lion.

He de­nies any wrong­do­ing.

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