Saer Sene and Dimitry Imbongo each scored their second goals of the season and the New England Revolution snapped a three-match winless stretch with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
New England (6-5-6) was winless in its last three outings (0-1-2) and snapped a five-match (0-4-1) winless streak against San Jose (5-9-6) before 13,732 at Gillette Stadium.
The Houston Dynamo scored for the first time in a month and won for the first time in nearly two months Saturday, lifting a weight off their collective shoulders.
Ricardo Clark scored in the 59th minute and the Houston Dynamo snapped a seven-game winless streak with a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.
”We know what’s been going on,” Houston coach Dominic Kinnear said. ”We have been peppered with questions over the last couple weeks about not winning. This is a proud group, and we get a little annoyed by it. … Any time you win – whether it is a great win or the teams played poorly and you get a little lucky – you walk off the field with a little enjoyment out of it.”
Houston (7-6-5) had not won since beating D.C. United 4-0 on May 8.
Kenny Miller and second-half substitute Darren Mattocks scored and Brad Knighton picked up his second shutout of the season in the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.
Knighton also earned an assist on Mattocks’ key insurance goal in the 80th minute for the Whitecaps (8-5-5), who beat Seattle for the first time in league play in their third MLS season. Vancouver moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings while extending its streak to five games.
The Sounders (7-6-3) saw their unbeaten streak end at four games.