MLS Roundup: NYCFC wins consecutive games for first time
New York City FC 3 -- Montréal Impact 1
NYCFC registered back-to-back victories for the first time in club history with a comprehensive triumph over the Impact at Yankee Stadium. The home side enjoyed the majority of the possession and used it effectively for much of the night. David Villa eventually translated promise into production when he slid home Mehdi Ballouchy’s square pass to open the scoring just after the half-hour. Second-half substitute Mix Diskerud benefited from good work by fellow substitute Kwadwo Poku to double the advantage after 76 minutes, but Wandrille Lefevre ghosted free at the back post to pull a goal back two minutes from time. Poku guaranteed the points in second-half stoppage time when he slotted home to claim his first MLS goal.
New England Revolution 2 -- Chicago Fire 0
Diego Fagundez celebrated his 100th MLS appearance with a goal and an assist as the Revs ended a six-game winless drought. Chicago created the better chances before the break and watched Harry Shipp head wide from close range inside the opening quarter of an hour. The missed opportunities eventually cost the Fire dearly as the Revs asserted themselves at the start of the second half and snatched the points. Fagundez opened the scoring with a well-taken volley three minutes after the break. Charlie Davies turned home the second two minutes later to settle the proceedings and send the Revs toward their first victory since May 2.
Columbus Crew SC 1 -- LA Galaxy 1
Both teams waited through a protracted weather delay before sharing the points at MAPFRE Stadium. Sebastian Lletget punctuated perhaps the Galaxy's best half of the season to date with his first MLS goal to give his side the lead inside the opening 20 minutes. Columbus responded after the break and secured an equalizer through Federico Higuain in the final half-hour to snatch a share of the spoils.
Seattle Sounders 3 -- FC Dallas 0
Sounders FC withstood an impressive first half display from FC Dallas to claim victory at CenturyLink Field. Fabian Castillo hit the post and Kyle Bekker forced a fine save from Stefan Frei as FCD looked the more likely side to score before the break. Those efforts faltered along the way and left the door open for Seattle's second-half response. Lamar Neagle and Obafemi Martins both pounced after the break to place Sounders FC on course for victory. Leo Gonzalez sealed the points with his late goal to keep Seattle atop the Supporters' Shield standings.