Nemanja Nikolic and Arturo Alvarez each scored in the opening 15 minutes as the Chicago Fire beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Saturday for the Fire’s first victory.
An own goal late in the first half helped lift the New York Red Bulls to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at a chilly Red Bull Arena Saturday afternoon.
Diego Chara scored in the eighth minute for his seventh career goal in seven MLS seasons and the Portland Timbers beat the undermanned L.A. Galaxy 1-0 on Sunday.
The reconfigured Houston Dynamo continued to turn heads on Saturday, hammering Columbus Crew SC 3-1 at rainy BBVA Compass Stadium via well-taken goals from all three of their frontrunners – Romell Quioto, Alberth Elis and Erick “Cubo” Torres.
Chicago 2-0 Real Salt Lake
NY Red Bulls 2-1 Colorado
Philadelphia 2-2 Toronto FC
Montreal 2-2 Seattle
Houston 3-1 Columbus
Sporting KC 0-0 FC Dallas
San Jose 3-2 Vancouver
NYC FC 4-0 DC United
Minnesota United 1-6 Atlanta United
LA Galaxy 0-1 Portland