Portland Timbers (13-13-6, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Sporting Kansas City (10-15-7, 11th in the Western Conference)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored his second goal of the season in the 88th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 Thursday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felipe Gutierrez credited luck for one of his going in the net for Sporting Kansas City.
His coach, Peter Vermes, said luck also kept a couple of Seattle shots out of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored in the 87th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-2 tie with New York City FC on Saturday night.
Brek Shea sent in a wide cross and Hurtado one-timed it from behind the right side of the 6-yard box into the middle of the net.
Nicolas Mezquida opened the scoring for the Whitecaps (8-9-6) in the 22nd minute with a low hard shot from behind the penalty arc.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez had his fourth career hat trick on Saturday night to help Atlanta United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1.
Vancouver (2-1-0) played a man down, and from behind, for most of the match after Kendall Watson was given a straight red card for elbowing in the 13th minute that led to an Atlanta penalty kick. Martinez, a 24-year old who was fourth in MLS with 19 goals last season, converted from the spot moments later.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored in the 53rd minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Saturday night to clinch a playoff spot.
Vancouver (15-10-6) bounced back from a 3-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night. Sporting KC (12-7-11) had won three straight, and had its 24-game home win streak snapped.
Jordan Harvey sailed the ball across midfield and over three defenders to Hurtado, who flicked the ball past diving goalkeeper Tim Melia.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Yordy Reyna and Brek Shea each had a goal and an assist and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Wednesday night to join Portland atop the Western Conference standings.
Erik Hurtado also scored for Vancouver (13-9-5). The Whitecaps and Timbers each have 44 points, but Vancouver has the tiebreaker with one more victory — and has played two fewer games. Seattle is third with 43.
David Ousted made just one save for his sixth shutout of the season.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brek Shea scored the winner against his former Orlando City teammates in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 2-1 victory Saturday night.
Erik Hurtado gathered in a turnover at midfield and turned upfield before feeding the ball left to Shea, traded to Vancouver before the season. Shea dribbled in and chipped the ball over Joe Bendik in the 53rd minute for his third goal.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Aníbal Godoy scored in the 79th minute, capping the San Jose Earthquakes' comeback from a two-goal deficit in a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
After sending a 67th-minute free kick high, Godoy scored from outside the penalty area with a shot just under the crossbar. San Jose improved to 2-0 this season.
Vancouver (0-1-1) built a 2-0 lead on goals by Erik Hurtado 1:43 in and by Nicolas Mezquida in the 17th.