COLUMBUS — MLS scoring leader Kei Kamara had two goals and the Columbus Crew snapped a six-game winless streak with a 2-1 comeback victory over the New England Revolution on Wednesday night.
Columbus (5-6-5) avenged last season’s conference semifinal 7-3 aggregate loss to New England (6-6-6), which has lost four straight on the road and nine of its last ten games.
Kamara scored the winner with his heal in the 50th minute for his 12th goal of the season.
New England’s Lee Nguyen scored in the first 35 seconds, drilling in a shot from the top of the 18-yard box. The Crew answered right back in the fourth minute. Hector Jimenez’s header shot hit the crossbar and bounced to Kamara. Kamara fired a header that bounced to the left of goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and into the back of the net.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — C.J. Sapong scored his fifth goal in six games to help Philadelphia beat Seattle.
Philadelphia (5-10-3) snapped a two-game losing streak and Seattle (9-6-2) lost its second straight.
Sapong headed in Sheanon Williams’ perfectly chipped cross in the 69th minute.
Philadelphia had a goal waved off in the 27th minute after Andrew Wenger fouled goalkeeper Stefan Frei on a long throw in. In the 30th, Wenger was fouled in the penalty area on a high kick. Maurice Edu’s penalty kick was blocked and gathered by Frei.
Seattle struggled in the attacking half, playing without injured Obafemi Martins and suspended Clint Dempsey. Marco Pappa’s shot from distance in the 83rd minute was Seattle’s first attempt on target. The Sounders did not have a corner kick until the 87th.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Keane scored on a penalty kick and added two assists, and Los Angeles scored five goals for the second straight match in routing Portland.
The victory broke a tie between the teams for third place in the Western Conference. The Galaxy (7-5-7) have never lost to the Timbers (7-6-4) in Carson in seven matches. The Timbers had a franchise-best four-game MLS win streak snapped.
The Galaxy, coming off a 5-1 win over Philadelphia Union, scored three first-half goals against a team that had been giving up under one per game.
Sebastian Lletget scored in the 13th minute and has a goal in each of his last three MLS starts. Keane converted in the 18th minute, and Robbie Rogers scored his first MLS goal since 2011 off a pass from Keane in the 33rd.
Juninho scored in the 72nd off another Keane assist and Jose Villarreal added the final goal in the 87th minute on a direct kick.
Portland’s Liam Ridgewell was given a red card in the 78th.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Conor Doyle scored in the 73rd minute and D.C. United beat Chicago.
D.C. (10-5-4) has won two straight since snapping a two-game skid. The United padded their lead in the Eastern Conference to 10 points over New England. The Fire (4-9-2) have dropped four straight, their longest losing streak of the season.
After United’s Bobby Boswell kicked the ball right into a defender, the rebound rolled back to Doyle, who fired a strike from outside the 18-yard box and past diving goalkeeper Sean Johnson. The shot hit under the crossbar and deflected in for Doyle’s second goal of the season.
Red Bulls 1,
Real Salt Lake 0
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Mike Grella scored in the fourth minute and New York beat short-handed Real Salt Lake to snap a five-year high, four-game losing streak.
Kemar Lawrence and Sean Davis set up the goal that gave the Red Bulls their second win (2-5-3) in the last 10 games.
Real Salt Lake lost two players to straight red cards in a 15-minute span late in the first half and at the start of the second. Captain Javier Morales was sent off in the 40th minute for a tackle on Felipe that took away a breakaway opportunity. Defender Demar Phillips was sent off in the 55th minute for a high tackle on Connor Lake. New York improved to 4-7-5, and Salt Lake dropped to 5-6-6.
Orlando City 2,
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cyle Larin and Kaka scored second-half goals and Orlando City beat Colorado in the teams’ first MLS meeting.
Larin scored his sixth goal of the season in the 62nd minute, streaking through the middle to punch the ball in from point-blank range off a cross from Carlos Rivas. Kaka added his eighth of the season 3 minutes later, scoring just inside the lower left-hand post off a tough angle from the right side.
Orlando City (6-6-5) stayed a point ahead of Toronto for third place in the Eastern Conference.
The Rapids (2-5-9) are winless in five games.
Toronto FC 3,
TORONTO (AP) — Michael Bradley and Sebastian Giovinco each had a goal in Toronto’s victory over Montreal.
Jozy Altidore also scored for Toronto (7-6-1). Ambroise Oyongo scored for Montreal (5-6-2).
Oyongo opened the scoring in the 19th minute, and Bradley tied it in the 27th off a cross from Giovinco. Altidore made it 2-1 in the 56th off an assist from Bradley, and Giovinco scored on a penalty kick in the 82nd.
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