HOUSTON 2 PHILADELPHIA 0
Will Bruin's third goal in his last four games, and ninth goal of the season propelled Houston to a 2-0 win over the Union in Houston. Tally Hall made a pair of saves to earn his 7th shutout of the season the the 35th of his career.
REAL SALT LAKE 2 SEATTLE 1
RSL rode a Joao Plata goal and an own goal to a 2-1 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium as they leapfrogged past the Sounders and into first place atop the Western Conference. The 5'2" Plata now has 11 goals on the season. Chad Barrett scored the loan goal for Seattle who could not build on their 6-0 rout of Chicago on Wednesday and fell for the third time in their last four league matches.
MONTREAL 1 CHICAGO 0
The Impact snapped their 7 game losing streak thanks to a late goal from Marco Di Vaio. The Impact, who also debuted their newest Designated Player, Ignacio Piatti, got a pair of saves from Evan Bush who earned his first career win and first career shutout in his 6th ever start for Montreal.
COLUMBUS 4 LA GALAXY 1
Justin Meram and Ethan Finlay each had a goal and an assist as the Crew powered their way to a 4-1 win over the Galaxy dealing LA just their second loss in their last 14 matches. The Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes stayed red hot in a losing effort with his 10th goal of the season and the 7th in his last 7 matches. He's also scored in 4 straight contests.
NEW ENGLAND 1 PORTLAND 1
Charlie Davies gave the Revs an early 1-0 lead, but the Timbers rallied to tie it thanks to a goal from English defender, and former Aston Villa product, Liam Ridgewell. Ridgewell's goal was his first in MLS since coming over from West Bromwich Albion in June. Ridgewell has over 250 Premier League appearances under his belt between stints with Villa, Birmingham City and West Brom dating back to 2002.
SPORTING KC 4 TORONTO 1
Dom Dwyer scored twice from the penalty spot and Soony Saad and C.J. Sapong added second half goals as Sporting dominated Toronto FC 4-1. Dwyer now has 16 goals on the season, good for second in the league behind only Bradley Wright-Phillips. Gilberto's 5th goal of the season was the lone bright spot for Toronto.
CHIVAS USA 0 VANCOUVER 0
Vancouver's David Ousted and Chivas USA's Dan Kennedy battled to a scoreless draw in Carson, California. Kennedy made 3 saves while earning his 4th shutout of the season and fisrt since he ran off 3 straight between June 28th and July 5th. Ousted made four saves of his own and has now reeled off 3 straight shutouts. Unforunately, the Caps have been unable to capitalize on their Danish keeper's performances, winning just 1 of those 3 matches.
DALLAS 5 SAN JOSE 0
It was a forgettable night for the Quakes at home as Dallas dominated them to the tune of a 5-0 rout. Canadian rookie Tesho Akindele scored three times and Colombian Fabian Castillo scored twice in an impressive performance by surging Dallas who now trails Seattle by just 2 points and Real Salt Lake by 3 atop the Western Conference. The defeat was San Jose's worst-ever in 519 MLS matches.
DC United 4 Colorado 2
Luis Silva scored twice and Fabian Espindola found the back of the net for the 8th time this season as DC United dealt the struggling Rapids a 4-2 loss. Silva, in his fourth season, now has a career high 7 goals this year. DeShorn Brown and Dillon Serna both scored for the Rapids in a losing effort.