The Columbus Crew were the only Eastern Conference team to win and by doing so moved to the top of the division and the MLS overall table to round out Week 23 of the Major League season.
Joseph’s goal in the 71st minute helped New England (11-6-5) extend the Galaxy’s (6-9-7) winless streak to 10.
D.C. United 0 Red Bulls 0
A missed penalty kick by D.C. United’s Jaime Moreno allowed the New York Red Bulls to leave RFK Stadium with their unbeaten streak at six games.
D.C. United’s (10-10-2) playoff push has been hampered by injuries and D.C. added another name to the list when top scorer Luciano Emilio left in the first half with an apparent puled groin.
The Red Bulls (8-6-8) are 3-0-3 in the first past six games.
Crew 2 FC Dallas 1
Guillermo Barros Schelotto had two assists, giving him a league-leading 16 on the season, to give Columbus the MLS lead with 40 points.
The Crew (12-6-4) overtook New England, which tied Los Angeles earlier Saturday.
The loss kept FC Dallas (6-8-8) winless in its past three games
Chivas USA 2 Toronto FC 1
Atiba Harris scored deep in extra time to give Chivas USA a 2-1 victory and deny Toronto a rare road point.
Harris scored in the fourth minute of an announced four minutes of stoppage time for Chivas’ first win in eight games. The win moved Chivas (7-9-6) into third place in the Western Conference, while Toronto (7-10-5) fell to 2-9-0 on the road.
San Jose Earthquakes 2 Kansas City Wizards 1
Darren Huckerby scored again to lift San Jose out of last place in the Western Conference for the first time all season.
The the expansion Earthquakes are on a seven-game unbeaten streak (3-0-4) that has pushed them one point ahead of Colorado.
The loss left the Wizards at 6-8-8 and bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Houston 2 Chicago 1
The Houston Dynamo’s two-month surge to the top of the Western Conference has included five wins, five shutouts and one loss in eight matches.
Behind Brian Mullan’s go-ahead goal Sunday evening, Houston(9-5-8) improved to 7-1-3 at home this season as they beat the Chicago Fire (10-7-5) 2-1.
Scoring for Chicago for the first time was U.S. star Brian McBride who was making his first start of the season.