The Houston Dynamo climbed to the top of the Western Conference in MLS with a resounding victory, while Orlando City returned to winning ways.
The Dynamo cruised to a 5-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday to jump above Sporting Kansas City atop the table.
Without Kaka, Orlando ended a six-match winless run by beating DC United 2-0.
The win was enough to lift Orlando into third in the Eastern Conference.
New York City was held to a 2-2 draw at home against the New England Revolution despite twice going ahead.
The Columbus Crew bounced back from their thrashing at the hands of Toronto FC, recording a 3-0 win at home to reigning MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders.