Winger Gerso Fernandes scored a 13-minute treble to inspire Sporting KC’s 3-0 victory at home to the Sounders on Wednesday.
Houston Dynamo suffered a 2-0 defeat against in-form Philadelphia, though Houston has a game in hand in the West. Philadelphia extended its unbeaten streak to five games – including keeping four straight clean sheets – thanks to Fabrice Picault and former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Ilsinho.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Chicago Fire were too good for the lowly Colorado Rapids, winning 3-0.
Former Barcelona and Spain star David Villa started on the bench in New York City’s 2-1 loss at Real Salt Lake, while Orlando City played out a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.
Sporting KC 3-0 Seattle Sounders
Philadelphia 2-0 Houston Dynamo
Chicago 3-0 Colorado
Real Salt Lake 2-1 NYCFC
San Jose 1-1 Orlando City