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Galaxy star slaps defender, sent off

MONTREAL — Eight games into his MLS career, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has his first MLS red card.The big Swede was sent off late in the first half of Monday’s game between the LA Galaxy and Montreal Impact for slapping Michael Petrasso...

Wright-Phillips scores twice, Red Bulls beat Atlanta United

ATLANTA (AP) -- Bradley-Wright Phillips scored two second-half goals in the New York Red Bulls' 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night.New York (7-3-0) has won four in a row, outscoring its opponents 12-4 during that span.Wright-Phillips headed...

Shelton helps Sporting KC to 1-1 tie with Minnesota United

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Khiry Shelton scored his first goal of the season to help Sporting Kansas City tie Minnesota United 1-1 on Sunday.Sporting KC (7-2-3) is unbeaten in its last three games and has just one loss since opening...

Abubakar’s late goal gives Crew 1-0 win over Revolution

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Lalas Abubakar scored in the 85th minute to give the Columbus Crew their third straight victory, 1-0 over the New England Revolution on Saturday night.Abubakar headed home Federico Higuain's corner, overwhelming goalkeeper Matt Turner, who...

Timbers down LAFC 2-1 for fifth straight victory

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- To celebrate his first MLS goal, Portland's Samuel Armenteros headed straight for the Timbers Army.Armenteros got the deciding goal in the 81st minute for a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC on Saturday. It was...

Ryan Telfer lifts Toronto FC past Orlando City, 2-1

TORONTO (AP) -- Ryan Telfer scored on a volley in the 87th minute to give Toronto FC a 2-1 victory over Orlando City on Friday night.Auro sent a long cross over the Orlando goal, and Telfer hammered the ball...

Costa Ricans punch (early) ticket to Russia

Despite the U.S. national team's absence, Major League Soccer will have plenty of representatives at the World Cup, especially on the Costa Rican team.Costa Rica has six active MLS players on its roster who are slated to go to...

Timbers beat Sounders 1-0 in 100th meeting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Sebastian Blanco broke out his Chucky mask for a goal against the rival Sounders.In a nod to his nickname back home in Argentina, Blanco donned the mask in celebration after scoring in the 86th minute...

Real Salt Lake beats 10-man DC United 3-2

SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Jefferson Savarino and Albert Rusnak each had a goal and an assist in Real Salt Lake's 3-2 victory over 10-man D.C. United on Saturday night.D.C. United went down a man in the 22nd minute when...

Wondolowski helps Earthquakes beat Minnesota United 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chris Wondolowski came on in the 55th minute and collected a goal and an assist to help that San Jose Earthquakes beat Minnesota United 3-1 on Saturday.It was Wondolowski's 132nd goal for the Earthquakes, most in...

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