Kamara, Mensah help Crew to 4th straight home win in MLS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ola Kamara and Jonathan Mensah scored second-half goals as the Columbus Crew beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Saturday night for their fourth straight home victory.
Kamara opened the scoring in the 50th minute with his 14th of the season, and Mensah made it 2-0 in the 71st.
Federico Higuain slotted the ball forward to Hector Jimenez for a centering pass to Kamara, who finished off from close range for his 30th MLS goal. Mensah scored on a leaping header off Federico Higuain’s free kick.
Columbus has won six of seven at home, outscoring the visitors 15-5.
Walker Zimmerman scored with a header off Javier Morales’ corner in the 78th for Dallas, which is winless in its last six games.
MINNESOTA UNITED 2, FIRE 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois (AP) — Rookie Abu Danladi scored two goals in the first half as expansion Minnesota beat Chicago for its first road victory.
Danladi opened the scoring in the 36th minute. Ethan Finlay got behind the defense for a through ball and his deflected cross fell to his feet for another pass to an open Danladi.
Just before halftime, Jerome Thiesson was left alone on the left sideline and crossed to Danladi for a sliding finish. Danladi was selected No. 1 overall by Minnesota in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
David Accam scored for Chicago in the 77th.
REAL SALT LAKE 4, RAPIDS 1
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Luis Silva scored twice to help 10-man Real Salt Lake beat Colorado for the Rocky Mountain Cup.
Real Salt Lake won its second straight game to move within a point of FC Dallas for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Joao Plata gave Real Salt Lake a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute with his seventh goal. He took three touches in space on the left side and beat Tim Howard to the near post. Silva sent Howard the wrong way on a penalty kick in the 50th minute to make it 2-0.
After Joshua Gatt pulled Colorado to 2-1 in the 82nd minute on a header that required a video replay, Silva and Brooks Lennon both scored stoppage-time goals.
RSL’s Danilo Acosta was given a straight red card in the 57th minute for a late challenge.
WHITECAPS 2, ORLANDO CITY 1
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Brek Shea scored the winner for Vancouver against his former Orlando City teammates.
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.
The Whitecaps opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Nicolas Mezquida’s long free kick went in off Orlando defender Tommy Redding’s head.
After coming on at halftime, Cyle Larin put Orlando on the board with his 10th goal, heading home a cross from Yoshimar Yotun in the 62nd minute. Orlando is winless in its last six home games.
D.C. UNITED 1, REVOLUTION 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Luciano Acosta’s close-range volley in the 71st minute helped D.C. United edge New England for their third straight victory.
Kofi Opare and Lloyd Sam assisted on the goal. D.C. hasn’t lost to New England (8-12-5) in its last seven games, going 4-0-3.
ATLANTA UNITED 2, UNION 2
CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) — Tyrone Mears scored a stoppage-time equalizer with a header from the edge of the area to help Atlanta salvage a 2-2 draw with Philadelphia.