Saturday, August 06, 2016

MLS: Impact, Reds, Rapids, RSL Win; DCU and Philly Draw

Five contests in Major League Soccer were played on Saturday.

At Washington:

Steve Birnbaum's equalizer in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage-time lifted DC United to a 2-2 home draw with the Philadelphia Union.  Taylor Kemp also scored for the hosts at 16 minutes.  The Union's goals came courtesy of Tranquillo Barnetta (45'+1) and Chris Pontius (57').

At Toronto:

Sebastian Giovinco produced a hat trick (20', 29', PK-76')as Toronto FC dominated the visiting New England Revolution 4-1.

At Montreal:

Matteo Mancosu scored the lone goal of the match in the 76th minute as the Montreal Impact downed the visiting Houston Dynamo 1-0.

At Commerce City, Colorado:

Marlon Hairston (44') and Dominique Badji (60') delivered the goals as the Colorado Rapids blanked the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0.

At Sandy, Utah:

Javier Morales scored twice (PK-28', 64') while goalkeeper Nick Rimando set a new MLS career record with his 181st victory as Real Salt Lake defeated the visiting Chicago Fire 3-1.

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