Chris Pontius scored at the 45-minute mark of the first half and Robbie Russell and Hamdi Salihi added second-half goals as D.C. United blanked the Montreal Impact, 3-0, Saturday night in Washington.
United (10-5-3) took sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with 33 points as the New York Red Bulls (9-4-4) played to a 1-1 draw against Toronto.
The United have won 6 of 8 overall and are unbeaten in their past nine home games.
The expansion Impact (5-10-3) managed just one shot on goal. Montreal has dropped 5 of 7 and is 1-8-1 in road games.
A season-high RFK crowd of 18,302 turned out despite the 92-degree temperature at kickoff.
Rapids 3, Timbers 0 — In Commerce, Colo., Jaime Castrillon and Conor Casey scored four minutes apart in the first half to spark Colorado. It was Casey’s first goal of the year. Colorado (7-8-1) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win.
Jamie Smith scored in the 89th minute to cap the scoring.
Goalkeeper Matt Pickens earned his fifth shutout of the season. Pickens is the franchise leader with 27 shutouts and has 37 in his career.
Dynamo 2, Union 1 — Brian Ching scored on a penalty kick in the 83d minute to lift host Houston. The Dynamo won for the second time in four games and extended their unbeaten streak at home to 15 games.
Toronto FC 1, Red Bulls 1 — Danny Koevermans scored and host Toronto FC earned a tie with New York.
Both goals came in the first six minutes of a wide-open game.
Toronto (2-10-3) is 1-1-3 under Paul Mariner, who succeeded Aron Winter as coach.
Star striker Thierry Henry started for the Red Bulls (9-4-4) after coming off the bench last week as he battled a calf strain.
Crew 2, Real Salt Lake 0 — Tony Tchani scored for the second straight game and Eddie Gaven also tallied to lift host Columbus. The match was delayed an hour because electricity was out at Crew Stadium until Saturday afternoon after Friday’s storms.
Earthquakes 4, Galaxy 3 — Chris Wondolowski scored his MLS-leading 14th goal to cap a wild comeback as San Jose beat Los Angeles in Palo Alto, Calif. Wondolowski broke away from his marker and deftly redirected a 61st-minute corner kick from Marin Chavez to complete San Jose’s rally from a 3-1, first-half deficit.
US 2, Canada 1 — Amy Rodriguez scored the winning goal in the 85th minute to lift the Americans in Sandy, Utah, in their final tuneup before the London Olympics. Rodriguez tapped Megan Rapinoe’s cross to Abby Wambach, who overran it just outside the 6-yard box. Wambach turned away from the net, recovered, and then back-heeled the ball toward the goal, where it deflected off diving Canadian goalie Erin McLeod. The rebound popped to Rodriguez just a few feet in front of an empty net.
Spain will play attacking football against Italy in the European Championship final.
The defending champions just hope Italy returns the favor.
Both teams go into Sunday’s final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev promising to maintain the tactics that have brought them here. Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque promised an attacking lineup composed of three forwards, which did little to clear up whether Spain will use its midfield-heavy attack or field a single striker.
He also brushed off criticism that Spain’s attack lacks the cutting edge it had during the team’s Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup triumphs.