MLS Roundup: D.C. United thumps Toronto FC, Revs end eight-game losing streak
D.C. United continued its push for top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 3-0 victory over Toronto FC, while New England claimed its first triumph since May 24 with a 3-0 win over Colorado. Catch up on those matches and the rest of the midweek fare in the MLS Roundup.
Lee Nguyen played a part in all three goals as New England ended its eight-game skid with a 3-0 victory over Colorado.
United secured its second win against the Reds in less than a month with a professional display at RFK Stadium. Eddie Johnson opened the scoring by nodding home Perry Kitchen's cross at the back post inside the first 10 minutes. Chris Rolfe doubled the advantage before the hour after TFC squandered opportunities to restore parity along the way. Nick DeLeon forced Nick Hagglund to turn into his own net in the 67th minute to complete the rout.
New England 3 – Colorado 0
Lee Nguyen inspired the Revs to their first win since May 24 with a straightforward triumph at Gillette Stadium. Nguyen prompted Drew Moor to turn into his own net to provide the home side with a precious lead. The influential midfielder then smashed home a free kick moments after Thomas Piermayr procured his second yellow card.
Real Salt Lake 1 – New York 1
Thierry Henry conjured a reminder of his enduring class to give the Red Bulls a share of the spoils. Joao Plata collect a Chris Wingert pass and curled an effort inside the far post after 18 minutes. Henry completed a fine New York response just before the hour with a cool, sidefooted finish from the edge of the penalty area. The two teams pressed for a winner in the late stages, but they each settled for a share of the points.
Chicago 0 – Vancouver 0
Both teams struggled to produce opportunities in this dull stalemate at Toyota Park. Erik Hurtado forced Sean Johnson to kick away the most threatening foray of the night just after the interval, but both teams labored through the 90 minutes on their way to a point. The final result marked the Fire's 12th draw in 20 matches this season.