Real Salt Lake showed no mercy as they shocked high-flying Philadelphia Union 4-0 in MLS, while Jozy Altidore's stunner inspired Toronto.

Jefferson Savarino guided RSL with a brace and an assist to upstage visiting Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia on Saturday.

Savarino latched onto an Aaron Herrera ball to open the scoring in the 23rd minute and the Venezuela international doubled the lead with 19 minutes remaining at Rio Tinto Stadium.

After Savarino rifled home a second, Albert Rusnak and Damir Kreilach completed the rout inside the final nine minutes of regulation.

The result left Philadelphia with just one win from five games and four points clear of DC United in the east, while RSL are sixth in the Western Conference.

Altidore's memorable 95th-minute free-kick saw Toronto past Canadian rivals Montreal Impact 2-0 away from home.

United States international Altidore curled a set-piece beyond Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush in Montreal following Alejandro Pozuelo's 61st-minute opener.

Columbus Crew fell to their fifth consecutive defeat and eighth straight game without a win after losing 1-0 to Orlando City, while lowly FC Cincinnati made it back-to-back victories by upstaging Chicago Fire 2-1.

Elsewhere, Mason Toye converted a stoppage-time penalty to lift Minnesota United to a 1-0 win after Reto Ziegler missed a 98th-minute spot-kick for Dallas, Sporting Kansas City accounted for Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 and Portland Timbers drew 2-2 with Colorado Rapids.

MLS pacesetters Los Angeles FC showed no mercy in their 6-1 rout of Vancouver Whitecaps, while Nicolas Lodeiro returned from Copa America duty to inspire Seattle Sounders to a last-gasp victory.

LAFC maintained their commanding lead in the race for the Supporters' Shield with a demolition of the Whitecaps at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday.

Beaten by the Whitecaps in April – one of only two MLS defeats this season – LAFC exacted revenge after conceding first in Los Angeles.

After Yordy Reyna gave the visiting Whitecaps a surprise fifth-minute lead, Andy Rose's own goal 10 minutes prior to half-time restored parity for LAFC.

And it was one-way traffic from that point as Adama Diomande put LAFC ahead in the 41st-minute before Carlos Vela's double and goals from Mark Kaye and Diego Rossi.

LAFC are nine points clear of rivals LA Galaxy in the Western Conference and eight points ahead of Philadelphia Union in the Supporters' Shield race.

Uruguay international Lodeiro scored a 96th-minute winner as the Sounders upstaged lowly Columbus Crew 2-1.

Trailing after Pedro Santos' 13th-minute penalty, Lodeiro – back from international duty at the Copa America – equalised courtesy of his own spot kick approaching the hour mark.

And Lodeiro broke Columbus hearts when he popped up at the back post to nod home in the dying moments, extending the Crew's winless run to four games.

Elsewhere, FC Cincinnati snapped a six-match losing streak by edging Houston Dynamo 3-2, Minnesota United stunned Montreal Impact by the same scoreline, Sporting Kansas City were 1-0 winners over Chicago Fire and Danny Hoesen's late winner saw San Jose Earthquakes past Real Salt Lake 1-0.

High-flying Los Angeles FC eased past Sporting Kansas City 5-1 in MLS, while Chicago Fire routed 10-man Atlanta United on Wednesday.

There were no surprises in Kansas City, where Supporters' Shield leaders LAFC scored four second-half goals to complete a crushing victory midweek.

LAFC led 1-0 at half-time through Christian Ramirez's 28th-minute opener and the visitors put Sporting KC to the sword after the break at Children's Mercy Park.

Diego Rossi doubled the lead five minutes into the second half before Carlos Vela made it 3-0 in the 63rd minute, with Rodolfo Zelaya restoring LAFC's three-goal advantage after Yohan Croizet pulled one back for the hosts – who had an 82nd-minute penalty saved by Pablo Sisniega.

LAFC – nine points clear in the Western Conference – added some gloss to the scoreline via Mohamed El Monir in stoppage time as Bob Bradley's side made it nine wins in 10 games.

MLS champions Atlanta were humbled 5-1 by Chicago after playing the remaining 79 minutes with 10 men.

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez was sent off for a handball in the 11th minute as Atlanta already trailed the Fire 2-0 in Chicago.

And Frank de Boer's men were no match for the Fire, who added another three goals before half-time via Nicolas Gaitan, Charles Sapong and Fabian Herbers.

Brandon Vazquez converted a penalty approaching the hour mark to pull a goal back for Atlanta, who are fourth in the Eastern Conference, while the Fire are eighth and a point adrift of the play-off places.

Elsewhere, New York City extended their unbeaten streak to 14 games in all competitions by beating Seattle Sounders 3-0, Houston Dynamo snapped their losing run with a 4-0 drubbing of New York Red Bulls, Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union were 3-1 winners over Orlando City, Minnesota United trumped San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 and Real Salt Lake edged Columbus Crew 1-0.

Monterrey set up an all-Mexican CONCACAF Champions League final with Tigres UANL after dismantling Sporting Kansas City 5-2 in the second leg.

Miguel Layun scored a stunning free-kick as Monterrey twice came from behind to beat hosts Sporting KC on Thursday and claim a crushing 10-2 aggregate victory.

MLS outfit Sporting KC faced an uphill battle in the semi-final clash following their humiliating 5-0 defeat to the three-time champions in Guadalupe last week.

Gerso Fernandes put Sporting KC ahead on the night thanks to his sixth-minute opener at Children's Mercy Park, though their slim hopes of reaching the final were dashed by Rogelio Funes Mori 14 minutes later.

Fernandes struck again in the 29th minute but Rodolfo Pizarro – like team-mate Funes Mori – responded to restore parity 10 minutes prior to half-time in Kansas City.

After Ilie Sanchez's unsuccessful penalty on the stroke of half-time, Monterrey's former Porto and Watford winger Layun curled a free-kick past Sporting KC goalkeeper Timothy Melia in the 61st minute.

Aviles Hurtado and Funes Mori sealed the semi-final rout during the closing stages as Monterrey progressed to the Champions League decider for the first time since 2013.

The two-legged final will get underway later this month, with Mexican rivals Tigres hosting the first match.

The Portland Timbers and Atlanta United moved into the 2018 MLS Cup after advancing from contrasting conference finals on Thursday.

The Timbers managed to secure a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City at Children's Mercy Park in the second leg of the Western Conference Finals.

That was enough to send Portland into a second MLS Cup after the first leg finished 0-0.

Sporting opened the scoring in the 20th minute as Daniel Salloi tucked away a cross from Diego Rubio.

But the Timbers struck twice early in the second half to take control of the tie, including a stunning equaliser from Sebastian Blanco.

Blanco received a pass from Jorge Villafana on the left before cutting inside and unleashing an incredible strike into the top corner from 30 yards.

Diego Valeri was stunned by Blanco's brilliant goal, before he put the Timbers ahead in the 61st minute.

Blanco's pass put in Jeremy Ebobisse, who was denied by goalkeeper Tim Melia, but Valeri was on hand to head in the rebound.

Gerso Fernandes' goal with nine minutes remaining made for a tense finish, but Valeri sealed Portland's win deep into additional time.

Atlanta will host the MLS Cup on December 8 after seeing out a 3-1 aggregate win over the New York Red Bulls despite a 1-0 loss in the second leg.

The Red Bulls needed until the 94th minute to break the deadlock through Tim Parker as Atlanta won the Eastern Conference Finals in just their second season.

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