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MLS: FC Dallas beats Rapids 3-1

Published August 10, 2014 1:28 pm

MLS roundup • Dallas extends unbeaten streak to eight matches.
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Frisco, Texas • Matt Hedges scored nine minutes into the game and FC Dallas extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

Hedges converted a rebound of goalkeeper Clint Irwin's initial save on Walker Zimmerman's header. Two minutes later, Rapids defender Marvell Wynne was called for a penalty in the box, and Michel beat Irwin to the right corner for a 2-0 lead.

Dallas (10-7-6) added to the lead in the 55th minute. A long cross for a header attempt went awry, but Fabian Castillo hammered the loose ball past Irwin.

The Rapids' Gaby Torres drew a penalty in the box in the 86th minute and converted the penalty kick to cap the scoring.

Toronto FC 3, Crew 2 • In Columbus, Ohio, Luke Moore scored in the 84th minute to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over Columbus.

Moore's winner came on a header off a corner kick by Collen Warner. It came just three minutes after Columbus (6-8-9) tied it at 2 when Justin Meram's cross confused Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik and ended up in the net.

In the 43rd minute, Gilberto opened the scoring for Toronto, depositing a perfectly placed feed by Moore past goalkeeper Steve Clark with his left foot. Then in second minute of first-half stoppage time, Columbus was awarded a penalty kick and Federico Higuain made no mistake, burying the shot in the lower right corner.

Toronto (9-7-5) broke the tie in the 59th minute. Tony Tchani's original shot was blocked by Clark, but Jonathan Osorio made good on the rebound to make it 2-1.

Union 2, Impact 1 • In Chester, Pa., Sebastien Le Toux scored two goals and Philadelphia beat Montreal, handing the Impact a seventh straight loss.

Le Toux four goals in his last four games and 10 overall this season Philadelphia (6-8-9).

Montreal (3-14-5) has conceded multiple goals in six consecutive matches and hasn't won since June 29 against Houston.

Le Toux intercepted a defender's header to the goalkeeper in the 12th minute and touched it home to open the scoring. He left-footed a goal in traffic in the 63rd minute, catching goalkeeper Troy Perkins diving the wrong way. Le Toux also had a shot sail just over the crossbar two minutes later. —

MLS standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Sporting K.C. 11 5 6 39 32 20

D.C. 11 7 4 37 32 24

Toronto FC 9 7 5 32 32 30

New York 6 6 10 28 35 33

Philadelphia 6 8 9 27 36 37

Columbus 6 8 9 27 28 31

New England 8 12 2 26 29 35

Houston 6 11 4 22 23 40

Chicago 3 5 13 22 28 34

Montreal 3 14 5 14 22 41

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Real Salt Lake 10 4 9 39 36 27

Seattle 12 6 2 38 35 28

FC Dallas 10 7 6 36 38 32

Los Angeles 9 4 7 34 34 19

Colorado 8 9 6 30 32 31

Portland 7 7 9 30 38 38

Vancouver 6 4 11 29 31 29

San Jose 6 8 6 24 25 22

Chivas USA 6 11 5 23 21 36

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1

Toronto FC 3, Columbus 2

FC Dallas 3, Colorado 1

Real Salt Lake 3, D.C. United 0

Portland 2, Chivas USA 0

Sunday's Games

Sporting Kansas City at Vancouver, 6 p.m.

New York at Chicago, 6 p.m.

Houston at Seattle FC, 8:30 p.m.