Seven games were contested in Major League Soccer on Saturday.
At Bridgeview, Illinois:
Nemanja Nikolic (11') and Arturo Alvarez (15') each scored a goal in the opening quarter-hour to help guide the Chicago Fire to a 2-0 home blanking of Real Salt Lake.
At Harrison, New Jersey:
Eric Miller's own goal in the 45th minute proved costly as the New York Red Bulls knocked off the visiting Colorado Rapids 1-0. Goalkeeper, Luis Robles, in his 142nd consecutive start, which set a new MLS record, delivered the shutout for the Red Bulls.
At Chester, Pennsylvania:
Jay Simpson (11') and C. J. Sapong (73') each scored a goal as the Philadelphia Union were able to salvage a 2-2 home draw with Toronto FC. Jozy Altidore (PK-45'+2) and Justin Morrow (71') produced the Reds' goals.
Nicloas Lodeiro (PK-83') and Will Bruin (90'+4) delivered the goals that enabled the Seattle Sounders to bounce back from a 2-0 deficit and gain a 2-2 road deadlock with the Montreal Impact. Ignacio Piatti had a hand in both Montreal scores, assisting on Matteo Mancosu's tally in the 17th minute and scoring one of his own in the 51st.
Romell Quioto (2'), Alberth Elis (35'), and Erick Cubo Torres (65') each scored once as the Houston Dynamo downed the visiting Columbus Crew 3-1.
At Kansas City, Kansas:
Sporting Kansas City and visiting FC Dallas battled to a 0-0 stalemate.
At San Jose, California:
Chris Wondolowski (32'), Nick Lima (54'), and Anibal Godoy (79') each scored a goal as the San Jose Earthquakes came back from a two-goal deficit to upend the visiting (and ten-man) Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2.