STANFORD, CA – The San Jose Earthquakes took the LA Galaxy’s best punch on Saturday – and responded with a knockout of their own. Down 3-1 just before halftime after conceding three goals in 10 minutes, the Quakes stormed back with their own trifecta of goals – the clincher a mindbending side-foot job by MLS leading scorer Chris Wondolowski – to deliver a pulsating 4-3 victory over the Galaxy in front of a packed house at Stanford Stadium.
COMMERCE CITY, CO – First-half goals from Jaime Castrillón and Conor Casey helped the Colorado Rapids snap a two-game losing streak and kept the Portland Timbers winless away from home in a comfortable 3-0 victory for the home team on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
COLUMBUS, OH – Real Salt Lake hoped that going on the road would be the elixir after losing two straight at Rio Tinto Stadium, but they ran into a determined Columbus Crew side that put together a complete performance in a comprehensive 2-0 win on Saturday night.
HOUSTON, TX – One player has played 140 regular season games for the Houston Dynamo, another was making his debut. Both had key roles to play as the Dynamo quelled the Union’s mini-revival with a narrow 2-1 victory Saturday night.
WASHINGTON, DC – First place in the Eastern Conference and the best home record in MLS belong to D.C. United. And deservedly so. Smarting from a rivalry defeat to New York last Sunday, D.C. dominated the visiting Impact almost from the opening whistle on Saturday night, cruising to a comprehensive 3-0 victory in front of 18,302 fans at RFK Stadium, the largest home crowd of the season in the nation’s capital.
FOXBOROUGH, MA – With a header in the 94th minute at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night, New England Revolution second-half substitute Diego Fagundez earned a point for the home side and drove a stake through the visiting Seattle Sounders’ attempt to snap an MLS winless streak that now stands at eight games.
TORONTO – After an explosive start, Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls could not find the net again and played to a 1-1 draw Saturday night at BMO Field. New York’s Jan Gunnar Solli and Toronto’s Danny Koevermans traded goals in the first six minutes of the game as TFC continued on a roll after opening the season with nine straight losses. Since Paul Mariner took over for ex-manager Aron Winter on June 7, the Reds have compiled a 1-1-3 record.
KANSAS CITY, KA – The Chicago Fire’s game plan came off perfectly in a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on Friday night, as Marco Pappa’s goal and Sean Johnson’s heorics helped them overcome Sporting’s high-energy attack and triple-digit heat to emerge with a third straight win.
MONTREAL, QC – All eyes were on new Impact DP Marco Di Vaio on Wednesday night, but Toronto FC ended up stealing the show with a dominant 3-0 win at Stade Saputo. Torsten Frings scored the first at the 52nd minute, a powerful free kick blasted in from 22 yards. Ryan Johnson added the insurance marker in the 72nd, while Danny Koevermans added insult to injury at the 78th.