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