Los Angeles FC moved further clear atop the Western Conference in MLS, while Philadelphia Union are at the summit in the east.

Carlos Vela continued his prolific campaign for LA, scoring in a 3-0 win over Columbus Crew in Ohio on Saturday.

Mark-Anthony Kaye opened the scoring before half-time, neatly tucking away a lovely pass from Latif Blessing.

LAFC left it late to seal their win, Adama Diomande scoring before a brilliant 20-yard strike from Vela made it 3-0.

Vela is up to 12 goals in as many games this MLS season, while LAFC moved five points clear at the top.

LA Galaxy are still second despite a third straight loss, going down to New York City 2-0.

The Seattle Sounders joined them on 22 points, though, after overcoming the Houston Dynamo 1-0.

In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia Union went three points clear at the top courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Toronto.

Chris Mavinga's unfortunate own goal gave Philadelphia the lead at BMO Field, only for Alejandro Pozuelo's 20-yard free-kick to bring Toronto level.

But Union found a 68th-minute winner through Jamiro Monteiro, who put away a pass from Kacper Przybylko.

Elsewhere, Cincinnati upset Montreal Impact 2-1 and Chicago Fire overcame Minnesota United 2-0.

The Colorado Rapids remain winless after going down to Real Salt Lake 3-2, New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 and the New York Red Bulls recorded a 3-1 win over Dallas.

Philadelphia Union humbled New England Revolution 6-1 to stay top of the MLS Eastern Conference, while Wayne Rooney's DC United are level on points.

It was a party at Talen Energy Stadium, where Sergio Santos scored twice in the second half to lead the Union to a crushing victory on Saturday.

New England's Juan Fernando Caicedo had cancelled out Jack Elliot's 11th-minute opener, but Philadelphia steamrolled the visitors thanks to Ilsinho, Santos, Kacper Przybylko and David Accam.

The Union and DC are level on 20 points in the east, though Philadelphia are top due to their superior goal difference after 11 matches.

Former Manchester United and England captain Rooney converted a 45th-minute penalty as DC defeated Columbus Crew 3-1.

Goals from Rooney, Luciano Acosta and Paul Arriola helped snapped DC's three-game winless streak at home.

Meanwhile, Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored but LA Galaxy lost 3-2 away to New York Red Bulls.

Ibrahimovic took his season tally to nine goals as he gave the high-flying Galaxy a 2-1 lead before half-time.

However, the Red Bulls netted two unanswered goals in the second half via Marc Rzatkowski and substitute Derrick Etienne Jr to end the Galaxy's seven-game unbeaten run.

The loss left the second-placed Galaxy two points behind Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Chicago Fire.

Houston Dynamo are three points behind the Galaxy following their 2-1 win against rivals Dallas, New York City continued their resurgence with a 2-0 victory at Montreal Impact and in-form Portland Timbers were 2-1 winners over Real Salt Lake.

Elsewhere, Orlando City lost 2-0 at home to Toronto, Minnesota United drew 1-1 with Seattle Sounders and 10-man San Jose Earthquakes defeated struggling FC Cincinnati 1-0.

MLS champions Atlanta United won their first home game of the season to ease pressure on Frank de Boer, while Sporting Kansas City and New England Revolution drew 4-4.

Atlanta overcame fellow strugglers and winless Colorado Rapids 1-0 courtesy of Julian Gressel at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday.

Struggling for form since former Inter and Crystal Palace boss De Boer replaced Gerardo Martino at the start of the season, Atlanta finally gave their fans something to celebrate on home soil following two draws and a loss.

Gressel's goal with 16 minutes remaining gave Atlanta their second win in five matches, though the titleholders remain 10th in the 12-team Eastern Conference and four points adrift of the top seven while the Rapids are bottom in the west with just two points.

New York City occupy the seventh and final playoff spot in the east following their 1-1 draw at home to Orlando City, whose Nani scored his fifth goal in four games.

It was an eight-goal thriller in Kansas City, where Sporting and nine-man New England shared the points on Saturday.

Sporting KC rescued a draw thanks to Krisztian Nemeth's 83rd-minute equaliser against the visiting Revolution, who had Brandon Bye and Jalil Anibaba sent off in the second half.

New England opened the scoring and led 3-1 and 4-2 thanks to Juan Caicedo's first-half brace before Sporting KC rallied and capitalised on their numerical advantage through Nemeth and Felipe Gutierrez – the pair netting two goals apiece.

Philadelphia Union lost ground on Eastern Conference leaders DC United after a 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps, FC Dallas played out a goalless stalemate with San Jose Earthquakes and lowly New York Red Bulls accounted for FC Cincinnati 1-0.

Houston Dynamo were too good for Columbus Crew 2-0, while Toronto lost 2-1 at home to Portland Timbers – who claimed back-to-back victories.

Wayne Rooney helped DC United move clear atop the Eastern Conference in MLS, while LA Galaxy were held to a draw on Wednesday.

Rooney's fifth goal of the season saw DC United overcome the Columbus Crew 1-0 at MAPFRE Stadium.

The former Manchester United captain struck approaching the half-hour mark for the game's only goal.

Rooney stepped up to take a free-kick from the edge of the area, curling his strike into the bottom corner.

The win was DC's fifth in nine games this season, moving them three points clear at the top.

LA Galaxy were unable to find a way through against Minnesota United, drawing 0-0 at Allianz Field.

The result left the Galaxy in second in the Western Conference, three points behind rivals Los Angeles FC.

Montreal Impact are second to DC United and recorded a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution thanks to a late double from Anthony Jackson-Hamel.

New York City claimed a much-needed win by beating Chicago Fire 1-0, while the Seattle Sounders came from behind to draw 2-2 at home to the San Jose Earthquakes.

Los Angeles FC continued their flying start to the MLS season with a rout of Seattle Sounders, while New York City won for the first time.

Carlos Vela scored a brace as LAFC crushed Seattle 4-1 on Sunday to boost their position atop the Western Conference.

It was a perfect Easter outing for LAFC at Banc of California Stadium, where Vela opened the scoring in the 12th minute in Los Angeles.

Eduard Atuesta doubled the lead six minutes before half-time after sidestepping Roman Torres en route to goal.

Harry Shipp reduced the deficit with a powerful effort six minutes into the second half but that is as good as it got for the Sounders.

Vela took his tally to a league-leading 10 goals after rounding Stefan Frei four minutes later, while Christian Ramirez curled home a fourth just past the hour-mark.

LAFC – who have scored four or more goals in a game 11 times since joining the league last season – are four points clear of city rivals LA Galaxy in the west and six ahead of the Sounders.

Meanwhile, New York ended their winless start to the season after stunning Eastern Conference leaders DC United 2-0.

After five draws and a loss to open the campaign, New York finally had something to celebrate thanks to Alexandru Mitrita and Heber in Washington.

Los Angeles FC defeated Cincinnati 2-0 on Saturday to remain top of the Western Conference in MLS, as DC United took advantage of a slip up from Columbus Crew.

Mark-Anthony Kaye headed home Carlos Vela's corner in the 32nd minute at Banc of California Stadium to put LAFC ahead against their fellow expansion franchise.

And Vela sealed all three points in second-half stoppage time, receiving a pass from Eduard Atuesta before advancing into the area and firing a low finish past Spencer Richey.

The result leaves LAFC three points clear of second-placed Seattle Sounders, who had Will Bruin's brace to thank for a 3-2 win over Toronto, Jozy Altidore netting a double in vain for the visitors to CenturyLink Field.

LA Galaxy are a point further back in third after winning their fourth match in succession as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's pair of first-half strikes earned a 2-0 victory at home to Philadelphia Union, who had Auston Trusty sent off for committing a second bookable offence with 14 minutes to go. 

In the Eastern Conference, DC United came from a goal down to win 3-2 away to Colorado Rapids and go top of the standings.

Columbus Crew dropped to second following a 1-0 loss at Montreal Impact, who are now just two points behind them in third place.

There were five goals inside the first 32 minutes of Minnesota United's match at home to New York City, who had Ismael Tajouri to thank for rescuing a point in a 3-3 draw and sparing the blushes of Sean Johnson, the goalkeeper having conceded a comical own goal to gift the hosts the advantage.

MLS Cup holders Atlanta United claimed their first league win under Frank de Boer thanks to Ezequiel Barco's double in a 2-0 victory at New England Revolution.

In other matches, there were 2-1 wins for Real Salt Lake, Dallas and Houston Dynamo against Orlando City, Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes respectively.

Nani opened his account for Orlando City with two goals and the last-gasp winner against Colorado Rapids, while Wayne Rooney saw red in DC United's big MLS loss at home to Los Angeles FC.

Recruited from Sporting CP, former Manchester United star Nani converted an 89th-minute penalty as Orlando prevailed 4-3 in a thriller for their first home win of the season on Saturday.

Nani cancelled out Kei Kamara's ninth-minute opener with a header just past the half-hour mark before Tesho Akindele put Orlando ahead two minutes later.

After an hour-long weather delay during the interval, two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Nicolas Mezquida and Cole Bassett swung the match in Colorado's favour 19 minutes from time in Orlando.

However, Orlando's Christopher Mueller equalised in the 81st minute and Nani completed the comeback thanks to his dramatic late penalty.

It was a day to forget for United after Rooney was sent off in their 4-0 demolition at the hands of LAFC, who were inspired by Diego Rossi's hat-trick.

With United already trailing 3-0 at half-time, Rooney received his first MLS red card for a dangerous lunging challenge on Los Angeles' Rossi.

"Yeah I think it was a red card," said Rooney, who initially received a caution before VAR intervened. "I've lunged. I tried to win the ball, and I’ve caught the player. I have no arguments."

Rossi took his season tally to six goals as unbeaten LAFC made it five wins from six matches to sit top of the Western Conference.

Columbus Crew continue to fly high following their 1-0 victory against 10-man New England Revolution, Toronto were held to a 2-2 draw by Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers remain winless after going down 3-0 to San Jose Earthquakes.

New York Red Bulls crashed to a third consecutive defeat after a 2-1 loss to Minnesota United, Alejandro Bedoya's 90th-minute goal saw Philadelphia Union past FC Dallas 2-1, Seattle Sounders edged Real Salt Lake 1-0, while 10-man Montreal Impact drew 0-0 away to New York City.

Alejandro Pozuelo produced a masterclass of skill on his debut to inspire Toronto's 4-0 demolition of New York City in MLS on Friday.

Pozuelo scored twice – both incredible chips – in his first appearance as Toronto preserved its 100 per cent record after the opening three matches of the season.

Toronto led 1-0 at half-time on home soil thanks to Altidore, who side-footed past NYC goalkeeper Sean Johnson approaching the half-hour mark.

Pozuelo – brought to the club from Belgian side Genk as a replacement for Sebastian Giovinco – set up Altidore for the opener.

And, the former Real Betis and Swansea City attacker got in on the action two minutes before the hour via a sublime 'Panenka' penalty.

Pozuelo made it 3-0 with 12 minutes remaining when he audaciously and nonchalantly chipped the goalkeeper from just inside the penalty area, sparking wild scenes.

Jay Chapman came off the bench to replace Pozuelo and capped the scoring in the 83rd minute as New York was left still searching for its first win of the campaign.


Kendall Waston wrote his name into FC Cincinnati history as Major League Soccer’s newest franchise recorded their first victory in a 3-0 triumph against Portland Timbers.

Club captain Watson netted the first MLS goal in Cincinnati after 15 minutes to give the Orange and Blue a perfect start in front of 32,250 fans at Nippert Stadium.

Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne extended the lead in the second half to get the Ohio-based side up and running in Week 3, while Larrys Mabiala was sent off for the Timbers.

Veteran United States international Jozy Altidore made a dream return from injury to net a later winner as Toronto FC edged out New England Revolution 3-2 at BMO Field.

Carles Gil had given the Revs a ninth-minute lead before Ayo Akinola and Jordan Hamilton flipped the game on its head at 2-1 before half-time.

Former Spain Under-21 international Gil levelled the scores up after the break but Altidore came off the bench to score a decisive strike for the Reds on 80 minutes, several months after being sidelined with an ankle injury.

Mexico international Carlos Vela saved the day for Los Angeles FC, twice scoring equalising goals to spoil the party for New York FC at Yankee Stadium.

Romanian striker Alexandru Mitrita struck his first goal since joining NYCFC as a designated player in the off-season on 39 minutes, but Vela pounced four minutes later.

Alexander Ring restored the Blues lead on 62 minutes before Vela made sure he had the final word from the penalty spot on 76 minutes to earn a share of the spoils.


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— LAFC (@LAFC) March 17, 2019

Johnny Russell saved the day for Sporting KC when he scored in the 88th minute to deny Colorado Rapids a victory.

Diego Rubio had opened the scoring on 54 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The points were also shared at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as defending MLS Cup champions Atlanta United were held by Philadelphia Union.

Brenden Aaronson’s 47th-minute strike had set the visitors up for an upset victory, until Ezequiel Barco levelled the game at 1-1 on 70 minutes.

Claiming that Briana Williams is currently only operating at about 60 per cent of capacity, Coach Ato Boldon said she was not satisfied with her winning time in the 60m dash at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at the Armory in New York last weekend.

Briana Williams has pulled out of this weekend’s Bob Hayes Classic in Jacksonville, Florida, just days after she won the 60m dash in a personal best 7.28 seconds at the New Balance Indoor Nationals on Sunday.

Usain Bolt, the eight-time Olympic gold medallist, it was announced on Tuesday, as the global spokesperson for the Bolt Mobility brand of personal electric scooters.

Los Angeles FC continued their strong start to the MLS season, while Atlanta United were held on Sunday.

Bob Bradley's LA made it two wins from two with a 4-1 thrashing of the Portland Timbers at the Banc of California Stadium.

Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christian Ramirez, Adama Diomande and Carlos Vela scored in a comprehensive victory.

Kaye headed in a 14th-minute opener from Vela's corner, only for Jeremy Ebobisse to bring the Timbers level from a set-piece of their own.

But Ramirez tapped in a cross on the stroke of half-time to restore the hosts' lead before they dominated the second half.

Vela's cross was put away by Diomande to complete a fine team move before the Mexican got on the scoresheet in the 68th minute.

Timbers midfielder Diego Chara picked up his second yellow card four minutes later to add to Portland's misery.

In Atlanta, the defending MLS Cup champions were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Cincinnati.

Josef Martinez's opener was cancelled out by a late Roland Lamah goal, leaving Frank de Boer's Atlanta winless through two games and earning Cincinnati their first MLS point.

De Boer has won just one of five competitive games since taking charge of Atlanta in December.

Elsewhere, Sporting Kansas City recorded a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union and New York City drew 0-0 with DC United.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner as LA Galaxy, who unveiled a statue of former star David Beckham before the match, came from behind to beat Chicago Fire 2-1 in the opening round of the new MLS season.

The visitors had led through Charles Sapong's opener in the 49th minute, Galaxy defender Diego Polenta having gifted his opponent possession with a costly misplaced back pass.

Daniel Steres headed home the equaliser in the 68th minute, rising to meet a cross from 16-year-old substitute Efrain Alvarez.

And Ibrahimovic sealed all three points with 10 minutes to go, heading home a rebound after Chris Pontius' initial shot came back off the crossbar.  

Galaxy marked the opening match of the campaign by unveiling a statue of former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England star Beckham - who played for Galaxy from 2007 until 2012 - outside their stadium in Carson, as well as posting video tributes to social media from West Coast hip hop veteran Snoop Dogg and former LA Lakers NBA star Kobe Bryant. 

Elsewhere on Saturday, another former Manchester United star, Portugal international Nani, came off the bench to make his first appearance in MLS, the forward playing a role in Orlando City's equaliser as they drew 2-2 at home to New York City.

Andre Shinyashiki's late goal rescued a point for 10-man Colorado Rapids, who gave up an early lead and had Axel Sjoberg sent off just 27 minutes into their 3-3 draw with Portland Timbers, which was played amid a heavy snow storm.

Minnesota United came from behind to beat Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 away from home, Francisco Calvo and Romario Ibarra scoring in a four-minute spell mid-way through the second half for the visitors at BC Place Stadium.

Michael Bradley's brace helped Toronto ease to a 3-1 victory at Philadelphia Union, while Seattle Sounders were also comfortable winners, Jordan Morris netting twice in a 4-1 victory over newcomers Cincinnati. 

Montreal Impact responded to going a goal down by beating San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on the road.

Houston Dynamo survived the late dismissal of Matias Vera for a second bookable offence to draw 1-1 at home to Real Salt Lake.

Columbus Crew and Dallas were also held to a 1-1 home draws, by New York Red Bulls and New England respectively. 

Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell has revealed that his heart had stopped on Saturday when he collapsed at the NYRR Millrose Games.

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