Kei Kamara scored on a diving header late in the first half and host Sporting Kansas City beat the David Beckham-less Los Angeles Galaxy, 1-0, Saturday to improve to 5-0.
Sporting is the first club to begin a season with five regulation wins since Los Angeles opened 12-0 in 1996, Major League Soccer’s inaugural year.
Kansas City also extended its home unbeaten streak to five matches against Los Angeles, which is 1-3 after winning the MLS Cup last season.
Kansas City has four shutouts in five matches, and goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen did not have to make a save against the Galaxy.
Beckham has been plagued by nagging injuries and didn’t make the trip to Kansas City. Landon Donovan returned from a quadriceps injury that kept him out of Los Angeles’s 3-1 home loss to New England.
Red Bulls 4, Crew 1 - Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper each scored twice to help New York beat host Columbus.
Cooper scored in the third and 13th minutes to give him six goals this season, and Henry added goals in the 40th and 90th to regain the MLS goals lead with seven.
The forwards have scored all but one goal this season for the Red Bulls.
New York won its third straight match behind rookie goalkeeper Ryan Meara.
Impact 2, Toronto FC 1 - Sinisa Ubiparipovic and Andrew Wenger scored to lead host Montreal to its first MLS victory.
Wenger, the Impact’s first overall draft pick out of Duke, made it 2-0 in the 81st minute.
Chivas USA 2, Timbers 1 - Nick LaBrocca’s goal in the 82d minute lifted Chivas USA to a come-from-behind victory over host Portland.
Real Salt Lake 2, Rapids 0 - Alvaro Saboria and Fabian Espindola scored as Real Salt Lake defeated visiting Colorado.
Espindola’s goal in the 57th minute put him in a tie with former standout Robbie Findley for Real Salt Lake’s all-time lead in MLS goals scored with 29.
Earthquakes 3, Whitecaps 1 - Chris Wondolowski scored twice and Alan Gordon added a goal in a 10-minute span in the second half to help host San Jose beat Vancouver.
D.C. United 0, Sounders 0 - D.C. United stretched its unbeaten streak to three matches by playing visiting Seattle to a scoreless draw.