MLS roundup: Tim Cahill’s strikes lift Red Bulls

Fire delays Crew-United game

Tim Cahill put the New York Red Bulls on his back against Toronto FC. He scored twice, including the winning header in the 89th minute.


Tim Cahill put the New York Red Bulls on his back against Toronto FC. He scored twice, including the winning header in the 89th minute.

Tim Cahill scored twice, including a header in the 89th minute that gave the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 victory in Toronto on Saturday.

Cahill’s tiebreaking goal came off a cross by Thierry Henry and gave New York (4-4-2) its second straight win and third in its last four matches.


Jonathan Osorio had the tying goal for Toronto (1-3-4) in the 83d minute.

Toronto came in off four straight draws in MLS play, including three in which it gave up a lead in injury time.

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Crew 3, United 0 — Dominic Oduro, Josh Williams, and Federico Higuain scored in the first half to help host Columbus (3-2-3) beat D.C. United (1-6-1) after a videoboard fire delayed the start 50 minutes.

The teams were warming up when the blaze broke out in the top of the videoboard in a speaker cabinet about 25 minutes before scheduled kickoff. Fans were cleared from the area and no one was injured, team president Mark McCullers said.

FC Dallas 2, Whitecaps 2 — Kekuta Manneh and Camilo scored three minutes apart to give host Vancouver a tie with MLS-leading FC Dallas.

Dallas (7-1-2) remained unbeaten in six games. The Whitecaps (2-3-3) remained unbeaten in three games at home, but have gone six games overall without a win.

Timbers 3, Sporting KC 2 — Rodney Wallace scored in the 58th minute, lifting visiting Portland (3-1-4) to a victory over Kansas City.

Chance Myers scored the first two goals of his career for Sporting (4-3-2), including the third-fastest score in club history (40 seconds).

Galaxy 2, Real Salt Lake 0 — Mike Magee and Charlie Rugg scored early in the first half and Los Angeles coasted by host Real Salt Lake (3-4-2).

Brian Rowe earned a shutout in his MLS debut for the Galaxy (4-1-2).

Impact 2, Fire 0 — Andres Romero scored his first MLS goal and Marco Di Vaio also scored in the second half, lifting host Montreal (5-1-1) past Chicago (2-5-1).


Earthquakes 2, Chivas USA 2 — Cordell Cato scored in the 76th minute to help San Jose erase a second-half deficit as host San Jose (3-3-4) beat Chivas USA (3-4-2).

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