Ibrahi­movic scores 500th world­wide goal; Galaxy fall

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ZLA­TAN Ibrahi­movic scored his 500th world­wide goal Satur­day night in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 5-3 loss to Toronto FC. The 36-year-old Swede joined Lionel Messi and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo as the only ac­tive play­ers with 500 goals for in club and in­ter­na­tional play, cut­ting the Galaxy’s lead to 3-1 in the 43rd minute. Jonathan dos San­tos chipped the ball into the box, and the 6-foot-5 Ibrahi­movic twirled to get an an­gle at the ball be­tween two de­fend­ers, flick­ing his right leg up high to de­flect it past goal­keeper Alex Bono for his 17th of the season.

Vic­tor Vazquez, Jozy Alti­dore, Se­bas­tian Giovinco, Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chap­manalso scored for Toronto (8-14-6). Ola Ka­mara and Rolf Feltscher added goals for Los Angeles (10-11-8).

Sounders 2, White­caps 1

VAN­COU­VER, Bri­tish Columbia — Raul Ruidiaz scored twice and Seat­tle beat Van­cou­ver to run its club-record win­ning streak to nine games.

The Sounders (13-5-9) opened the scor­ing in the 21st minute, work­ing their way into the Van­cou­ver box where a se­ries of quick passes ended with Ruidiaz pok­ing the ball into the net. Ruidiaz struck again in the 42nd minute, when Van­cou­ver goal­keeper Ste­fan Mari­novic was caught far out­side his box.

The Peru­vian na­tional took a blind pass and saun­tered in alone, tap­ping the ball into the net.

Van­cou­ver (11-8-9) scored in in­jury time near the end of the first half, when Ni­co­las Mezquida sailed a cor­ner kick to striker Kei Ka­mara, who headed the ball in.

Spor­tion kc 5, Earthquakes1

SAN JOSE, Calif — Gerso Fer­nan­des had two goals and two as­sists and Sport­ing Kansas City beat San Jose to move into first place in the Western Con­fer­ence.

Felipe Gu­tier­rez opened the scor­ing in the 18th minute for Sport­ing KC (15-7-6), which moved a point ahead of FC Dal­las in the stand­ings. Fer­nan­des dou­bled the lead five min­utes later with a run be­hind the de­fense and a chip shot to beat the goal­keeper.

Ike Opara made it 3-0 with a put­back off Roger Espinoza’s saved at­tempt in the 42nd minute.

Krisztian Nemeth added an­other for Sport­ing in the 67th minute with a tap in of Fer­nan­des’ cross to fin­ish the counter-attack sprung by Gu­tier­rez’s long ball.

Danny Hoe­sen scored for the Quakes (4-16-8) in the 80th minute with a long-range blast.

Fer­nan­des capped the scor­ing with his sec­ond goal in the 86th minute.

At­lanta United 3, Rapids 0

COM­MERCE CITY, Colo. — Miguel Alm­iron scored twice in the first 18 min­utes and as­sisted on an­other goal to help At­lanta United beat Colorado.

Alm­iron opened the scor­ing in the 10th minute, set­tling Ju­lian Gres­sel’s wide cross and fin­ish­ing with a left-footed shot from in­side the up­per left cor­ner of the 6-yard box.

Alm­iron slot­ted home Josef Martinez’s lay­off to dou­ble the lead in the 18th and sent a long ball for­ward to Gres­sel, who crossed it to Hec­tor Vil­lalba for At­lanta’s third in the 37 th minute.

United (17-5-6) moved two points ahead of the New York Red Bulls in the Sup­port­ers’ Shield race.

The Rapids (6-16-6) lost their fourth in a row.

Dy­namo 4, Tim­bers 1

HOUS­TON — Mauro Man­o­tas had two goals and an as­sist and set a fran­chise record for goals in a cal­en­dar year, help­ing Hous­ton beat Port­land to snap a 10-game win­less streak.

Man­o­tas gave the Dy­namo a 2-1 lead in the 39th minute, tap­ping in Al­berth Elis’ low cross.

It was Man­o­tas’ 17th goal in all com­pe­ti­tions this year. Man­o­tas added an­other goal to his tally in the 71st minute, vol­ley­ing home goal­keeper Steve Clark’s botched at­tempt to punch away Elis’ cross.

Hous­ton’s Ale­jan­dro Fuen­mayor scored an own goal to give the Tim­bers (12-8-8) the lead in the ninth minute. Elis headed home To­mas Martinez’s free kick to tie it at 1 for the Dy­namo (8-13-7) in the 32nd minute. Fuen­mayor capped the scor­ing in the 81st minute with a right­footed shot to fin­ish Man­o­tas’ pass. Crew 0, FC Dal­las 0, Tie FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Zack St­ef­fen saved Tesho Akindele’s chip shot in the 92nd minute and Colum­bus played to a score­less draw with FC Dal­las.

St­ef­fen fin­ished with two saves in his ninth shutout of the season. The Crew (12-8-8) ex­tended their un­beaten streak to three games.

Jesse Gon­za­lez made a leap­ing ef­fort to stop Fed­erico Higuain’s shot in the 26th minute for his only save. Gon­za­lez recorded his fourth shutout of the season for FC Dal­las (14-6-8).

Min­nesota United 1, Real Salt Lake 1, Tie

SANDY, Utah — Miguel Ibarra tied it for Min­nesota in the 84th minute in United’s draw with Real Salt Lake.

Dar­win Quin­tero found Ibarra open in the mid­dle of box and Ibarra turned with a chip shot to beat the goal­keeper. Ibarra scored again three min­utes later but had the goal re­versed af­ter video re­view.

Damir Kreilach shielded away Min­nesota mid­fielder Fer­nando Bob on a pass from Sunny and scored on a right-footed roller from be­yond the penalty box in the 11th minute for RSL (13-10-6).

Min­nesota (9-16-3) ended a three-game los­ing streak. Real Salt Lake had its three-game win­ning streak snapped.

Rev­o­lu­tion 1, Lafe 1, Tie

LOS ANGELES — Bran­don Bye tied it in the 82nd minute and New Eng­land tied Los Angeles FC.

Bye pow­ered home the header off Teal Bun­bury’s cross for the Revs (810-10), who ex­tended their un­beaten streak to three games. It was Bye’s first MLS goal.

Marco Urena gave LAFC (13-7-8) the lead in the 52nd minute with the help of a de­flec­tion of the de­fender for his first goal of the season.

LAFC is un­beaten over its last five.

Im­pact 4, Union 1, Tie

CH­ESTER, Pa. — Ale­jan­dro Silva scored twice off as­sists from Ig­na­cio Pi­atti and Mon­treal beat Philadel­phia. Saphir Taider and Quincy Amarikwa also scored for Mon­treal (12-14-3). Aus­ton Trusty scored for the the Union (12-12-4).

Photo: AP

Los Angeles Galaxy for­ward Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic (9) con­trols the ball against Toronto FC mid­fielder Michael Bradley (4) dur­ing the first half of an MLS soc­cer game, Satur­day, Sept. 15, 2018 in Toronto.

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