MLS capsules: D.C. United top Red Bulls, Toronto FC fall to Rapids
Colorado Rapids (left to right) Shane O'Neill, Edson Buddle, Drew Moor and Dillon Serna celebrate Buddle's goal on Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar during second half MLS action in Toronto on Saturday April 12, 2014. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:15PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:45AM EDT
FRISCO, Texas -- Clint Dempsey scored twice to lead Seattle Sounders FC to a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night.
Dempsey scored the winning goal in the 85th minute when he fired a shot from inside of 6 yards into the centre of the net. He had three goals in his last game in Seattle's 4-4 tie with Portland.
Seattle (3-2-1) handed Dallas (4-1-1) its first loss of the season.
Seattle tied it 2 on an own goal by Dallas' Stephen Keel in the 75th minute. The goal came after Dempsey attempted a cross from the right side that bounced off of the side of Keel's leg and into the left corner of the net. Dempsey's first goal came off a free kick in the 22nd minute after he fired a bending shot that landed just inside the goal line to tie it at 1.
Michel scored on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute to give Dallas a 2-1 lead. Dallas was awarded the penalty kick after Seattle's DeAndre Yedlin committed a hard foul on David Texeira in the penalty area. Texeira scored on a header in the 11th minute for the game's first score.
UNITED 1, RED BULLS 0
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Davy Arnaud scored on a diving header in the fourth minute in D.C. United's victory over New York.
Fabian Espindola, who played for the Red Bulls last season and was selected by United in the re-entry draft, sent in a corner kick that defender Bobby Boswell flicked toward the back post, where Arnaud finished it for his first goal for D.C. The goal was the fastest for United since Chris Pontius scored in the first minute against New York on June 24, 2012, in a 3-2 loss.
After snapping a club-record 15 game winless streak last week, United (2-2-1) has won consecutive games for the first time since the end of the 2012 season.
The Red Bulls (0-2-4) had their string of four consecutive draws broken with the loss. New York, last season's Supporters' Shield winner, also was winless after six games in 2005 (0-1-5).
REVOLUTION 1, DYNAMO 0
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Kevin Alston and Jerry Bengtson scored second-half goals to lead New England past Hosuton.
Alston, a defender who missed the last four games because of a pulled hamstring, scored his first goal of the season in the 68th minute. Bengtson added a goal in stoppage time.
New England (2-3-1) won for the second time its last three games and avenged a 4-0 loss at Houston in the opener. Houston (2-3-0) has lost three straight, allowed seven goals in that span.
New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth had to make just one save, that on a deflected ball in the 81st minute, for his second shutout of the season. The Dynamo did not have a scoring chance at all during the first 80 minutes other than five corner kicks, four during the first half by Boniek Garcia.
UNION 2, REAL SALT LAKE 2, TIE
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Maurice Edu scored on a header off Cristian Maidana's corner kick in the 90th minute to give Philadelphia the tie with Real Salt Lake.
Newcomer Andrew Wenger also scored for Philadelphia (1-1-4), tying it at 1 in the 55th minute.
Kyle Beckerman scored in the 85th minute for Salt Lake. Luke Mulholland also scored for RSL, which improved to 2-0-4 -- the best start through six games in franchise history.
The Union traded forward Jack McInerney to Montreal for Wenger, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.
GALAXY 1, WHITECAPS 0
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Robbie Keane scored 1:11 into the second half and Los Angeles Galaxy held on to beat Vancouver.
Keane scored off Stefan Ishizaki's cross, racing into the goalmouth to volley past goalkeeper David Ousted for his third goal of the season.
The Galaxy improved to 2-1-1 with their second straight victory.
Vancouver (2-2-2), which will be home against Los Angeles next weekend, had three strong scoring opportunities in the first half, but struggled in the second half.
Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo made three big first-half saves, turning aside Darren Mattocks' shots in the 20th and 32nd minutes and denying Kekuta Manneh 1-on-1 just before halftime.
CHIVAS USA 1, TIMBERS 1, TIE
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Erick Torres scored in the 79th minute to help Chivas USA tie Portland, leaving the Timbers winless at 0-2-4.
Torres scored off a cross from Leandro Barrera for his fifth goal of the season for Chivas USA (1-2-3).
Will Johnson opened the scoring for Portland in the seventh minute. He scored for the first time this year after finishing with nine goals last season.
Chivas USA's Thomas McNamara was taken off on a stretcher in the 64th minute with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.
Portland had its 55th straight sellout with a crowd of 20,814.
FIRE 1, IMPACT 1, TIE
MONTREAL (AP) -- Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 54th minute and Chicago tied Montreal at Olympic Stadium, leaving both teams winless.
Off a corner, midfielder Jeff Larentowicz's header rang off the crossbar before falling to Mike Magee, who squared it across to Amarikwa in the 18-yard box for his third goal of the season.
Chicago is 0-1-5.
Newcomer Jack McInerney, acquired from Philadelphia for Andrew Wenger, scored in the 42nd minute for Montreal (0-3-3).
RAPIDS 1, TORONTO FC 0
TORONTO (AP) -- Former Toronto forward Edson Buddle scored his 99th MLS goal -- from close range in the 77th minute -- to help Colorado beat Toronto.
Colorado improved to 3-1-1. Rapids scoring leader Vicente Sanchez missed the game to remain in Colorado because his wife is expecting their first child.
Toronto dropped to 3-2-0.