BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Robert Earnshaw scored on a header in the 83rd minute and the Chicago Fire snapped FC Dallas’ 10-match unbeaten streak, beating the Texas team 1-0 in a Major League Soccer match Saturday night.
If it had won, Dallas (12-8-6) would have moved into second place in the Western Conference, three points behind Sounders FC.
Instead, Dallas is in fourth place in the West, six points behind the Sounders and one behind the Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake.
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Alvas Powell, Maximiliano Urruti and Rodney Wallace scored second-half goals as the Portland Timbers beat Vancouver 3-0, denying the Whitecaps a chance to take the Cascadia Cup lead.
The Sounders lead the three-team Cascadia Cup standings with eight points from five matches. Vancouver has seven points from four Cascadia Cup matches and Portland has four points from five matches.
Portland (8-8-10) is fifth in the West, a point ahead of Vancouver (7-6-12). The top five teams in each conference earn playoff spots.
Real Salt Lake 1, at Quakes 1
Javier Morales got Salt Lake’s goal on a penalty kick in the 36th minute after San Jose’s Sam Cronin opened the scoring.
At Impact 2, Crew 0
Ignacio Piatti, a recently acquired designated player, scored his first two MLS goals to help Montreal beat Columbus.
Revolution 3, at Toronto FC 0
Kelyn Rowe, a Federal Way High graduate, scored in New England’s road victory.