Zardes scores twice, Crew beat FC Cincinnati 3-1
The teams played to a 2-2 draw in their first MLS meeting at Columbus on Aug. 10.
Zardes opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, scoring on a cross from Luis Díaz. Zardes made it 2-0 when he took a cross from Harrison Afful and scored in the 33rd minute.
Díaz scored his first MLS goal from a narrow angle, giving Columbus (8-15-6) a 3-0 lead in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.
Kekuta Manneh scored for FC Cincinnati (5-19-3) in the 89th minute.
FC Cincinnati lost for the seventh time in eight matches.
FC DALLAS 5, DYNAMO 1
FC Dallas’ Dominique Badji drew the foul against José Bizama, and Ziegler converted from the spot in the 24th minute.
Jesús Ferreira made it 2-0 for FC Dallas (11-10-7) five minutes later.
Ondrásek knocked home Ryan Hollingshead’s cross in the 56th minute, and made a sliding effort to finish Dominique Badji’s cross in the 64th minute.
Memo Rodríguez scored for the Dynamo (9-14-4) in the 80th minute, and Michael Barrios added a stoppage time goal for FC Dallas.
GALAXY 3, LAFC 3
Cristian Pavón scored his first MLS goal to put the Galaxy up 3-1 after just 16 minutes.
Latif Blessing scored two first-half goals for LAFC before Vela connected for his MLS-leading 27th goal.
Vela was unwillingly taken off shortly after his goal with a possible hamstring injury, but neither team could conjure a winning goal in the fifth edition of the El Tráfico derby.
The Galaxy are 2-0-3 against MLS-leading LAFC, including a win and a draw this season.
LAFC (19-3-5) is cruising toward MLS’ best regular-season record and the top seed in the playoffs.
The Galaxy (13-11-3) are fourth in the Western Conference.