PORTLAND, OR – It may not have had quite the drama – or reward – of their midweek triumph, but Sporting Kansas City picked up a pretty big result thanks to two heroes from their US Open Cup championship. Krisztian Nemeth, who scored the second-half equalizer against the Philadelphia Union in Sporting’s eventual shootout win Wednesday night, hit an 83rd-minute game-winning goal for a 1-0 win in league play Saturday night against the Portland Timbers. And Sporting goalkeeper Tim Melia, who made two stops in the midweek PK shootout, turned away a number of stellar Timbers chances and recorded six saves on the night.
SAN JOSE, CA – Chris Wondolowski’s goal definitely kept the Vancouver Whitecaps out of first place in the Western Conference. Whether the San Jose Earthquakes’ captain also saved his own club’s hopes of making the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs remains to be seen. With a loss almost certainly knocking the Quakes out of contention in the crowded West, Wondolowski scored his 16th goal of the season to equalize what would finish as a 1-1 tie for San Jose against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.
BRIDGEVIEW, IL – The Chicago Fire ended a five-game losing streak as they consigned the New England Revolution to a 3-1 defeat in front of an announced crowd of 16,694 at blustery Toyota Park.
ORLANDO, FL – The Montreal Impact fell 2-1 to Orlando City SC on Saturday night, in front of a hostile crowd of more than 35,000 fans at the Citrus Bowl.
HARRISON, NJ – The New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew SC hardly put on a defensive master class, on a night that saw one of their most beloved center backs honored before the match. For the home side it mattered little, as the Red Bulls took the rubber match of a three-game set by dispatching Columbus 2-1.
TORONTO, ON – Toronto FC moved one step closer to a place in the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs with a 3-1 win on Saturday evening over Philadelphia Union. The defeat, meanwhile, eliminates Philadelphia from postseason contention.
WASHINGTON, DC — DC United have given up plenty of early goals this year. They’ve also scored plenty of late ones. Against New York City FC on Friday night, they did both, and to great effect. United allowed a first-minute Frank Lampard goal but came on strong in the final twenty minutes of the match, riding a Fabian Espindola equalizer and a last-gasp Alvaro Saborio game-winner to a 2-1 victory. The win snapped D.C.’s six-game winless streak, and officially qualified them for the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs. With the loss, NYCFC have been pushed to the verge of elimination.