Real Salt Lake held by Rapids

BY foxsports • August 4, 2013

Colorado Rapids 2, Real Salt Lake 2

Trailing by a goal at halftime, Oscar Pareja made a request of his team.

''We were behind by a goal and hadn't played badly,'' the Colorado Rapids coach said. ''We needed to take more control of the tempo.''

The Rapids did just that.

Jaime Castrillon scored the tying goal in the 70th minute and the Colorado Rapids extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 2-2 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

''I am proud of the team for the way they responded,'' Pareja said. ''The boys showed what they are made of in the second half.''

DC United 3, Montreal Impact 1

Conor Doyle and Jared Jeffrey each scored their first professional goals to lead D.C. United to a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday.

Doyle also set up Jeffrey's stoppage-time score in the pair's second match each for their new club.

Luis Silva also scored for United (3-15-4), who snapped a five-game winless streak and scored three goals for the first time this season.

Jed Brovsky scored his first career goal for the Impact (10-6-5), who wasted a chance to move into second place in the Eastern Conference with a victory over the last-place United.

Philadelphia Union 1, Chicago Fire 2

Mike Magee scored his league-leading 14th goal in the 75th minute to lift the Chicago Fire over the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Saturday.

Magee scored a goal in his third straight game and has eight goals in 10 games since coming to the Fire from the L.A. Galaxy.

Patrick Nyarko also added a goal and an assist for the Fire, who improved to 8-9-4.

Chicago is 2-0-1 in its past three games and got even for two previous losses to the Union this season.

Houston Dynamo 3, Colombus Crew 1

Brad Davis, Will Bruin and Cam Weaver scored and the Houston Dynamo extended their unbeaten streak to four games with a 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday.

Davis put the Dynamo (9-6-6) ahead 1-0 in the 10th minute converting the penalty kick inside the near post.

Houston earned the penalty kick when Giles Barnes had a short breakaway in the box before being taken down from behind by Chad Marshall, who was given a yellow card.

Bruin extended the lead to 2-0 in the 31st minute, taking an Oscar Boniek Garcia pass at the top of the box and sending a right-footed shot inside the near post.

Columbus (6-11-5) cut the lead to 2-1 on an own goal by Houston's Kofi Sarkodie in the 75th minute.

Columbus' Kevan George played the ball into the box for Ryan Finley. But before Finley could get a shot off, Sarkodie played the ball back and inside the near post.

Weaver upped the Dynamo's lead to 3-1 in the 85th minute as Garcia played a ball into the upper box that Bruin laid off to Weaver, who sent a shot inside the near post.

San Jose Earthquakes 2, Chivas USA 0

Chris Wondolowski scored twice in his return from playing on the U.S. national team, breaking a nearly three-month league drought and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Chivas USA 2-0 Saturday.

Wondolowski headed home a ball to the upper reaches of the far corner in the 45th minute for his first league goal since May 8.

The reigning league MVP, who scored five times during the United States' victorious Gold Cup run, followed that up by pouncing on a loose rebound in the 87th minute.

San Jose (8-9-6) extended its winning streak to three matches to edge back into the Western Conference playoff race. The Quakes are unbeaten in 11 home matches.

Chivas USA dropped to 4-13-5 overall and are winless in their past 10 road games.

Seattle Sounders 3, FC Dallas 0

Eddie Johnson didn't hesitate after scoring his fifth goal of the season.

He looked up at the suite where Clint Dempsey was sitting and gave a salute that has become part of the celebration for the two when scoring goals for the U.S. national team.

Soon enough, they'll be doing it for the same club as well.

''Of course. That's my guy,'' Johnson said. ''Come on man. You all know that.''

On the night Seattle unveiled Dempsey as its newest designated player, Johnson and Obafemi Martins scored first-half goals and the Sounders beat FC Dallas 3-0 on Saturday.

Portland Timbers 1, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

All those draws are starting to weigh on the Portland Timbers.

The Timbers have a league-leading 11 ties this season, their latest a 1-1 draw with the Cascadia Cup rival Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Jordan Harvey scored the equalizer for the Whitecaps in the 68th minute after Ryan Johnson put the Timbers in front with a header into the net in the 48th.

The result pulled the Whitecaps ahead in the three-way Pacific Northwest rivalry series with Portland and the Seattle Sounders.

The Timbers, coming off a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, remained tied for second place in the league's Western Conference at 8-3-11.

The Whitecaps (9-7-6) are in a tie for fourth in the conference, coming off a 1-0 loss to Philadelphia last Saturday.