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Major League Soccer Weekend Recap

A look at the scores and match reports from this weekend’s games in Major League Soccer.

Columbus 2 FC Dallas 1
Jeff Cunningham became the fourth player in MLS history to reach 100 goals when he scored in his first game for FC Dallas, but midfielders Brian Carroll and Brad Evans netted second-half goals to give the Crew a 2-1 win Saturday night.

Cunningham’s 35th-minute tally was his first for Dallas since being acquired from Toronto FC Aug. 8. It also was his first goal against the team for which he played eight seasons.

With the win Columbus (10-6-4) moved to top of the Eastern Conference while FC Dallas (6-7-7) fell to third place in the west.

D.C. United 1, Chicago Fire 0
Fred scored in the 27th minute off a corner kick from Jaime Moreno, leading D.C. United to a win over Chicago.

Recently signed goalkeeper Louis Crayton stopped two shots for D. C. United (9-9-1), which handed the Fire (9-6-5) their first loss in eight matches. Crayton spent the last 11 years in the Swiss league before signing with United on Friday.

Dynamo 4, Real Salt Lake 3
Brian Ching had a goal and assist to help the Dynamo beat Real Salt and move into first place in the Western Conference.

Nate Jaqua, Ricardo Clark Brian Mullan also scored for Houston, which has won three straight and is unbeaten in six games. The Dynamo ended Real Salt Lake’s four-game unbeaten streak. Kenny Deucher, Yura Movsisyan, Javier Morales scored for Real Salt Lake.

With the win Houston moved to 7-4-8, while Real Salt Lake fell to 7-7-6.

Rapids 2, Wizards 1
Conor Casey scored twice, leading the Colorado Rapids to a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night.

Casey’s unassisted second goal in the 47th minute broke a 1-1 tie. Casey scored in the 11th minute, after his first shot went wide left, to give the Rapids (7-10-3) the early lead. Terry Cooke and Mehdi Ballouchy assisted on the goal.

Michael Harrington evened it up for Kansas City (6-7-7) in the 44th minute on an unassisted goal.

Earthquakes 4, Revolution 0
Ronnie O’Brien had two goals and an assist, and San Jose beat New England for its first winning streak of the season.

Scott Sealy and Ryan Johnson also scored for San Jose (5-9-6), which has won two straight after snapping an eight-match winless skid. Darren Huckerby had two assists to help the Earthquakes defeat New England, which came in with the MLS’ best record.

New England lost its second consecutive game for the first time this year, and lost player of the year Matt Reis, who had played every minute in net for the Revolution since Sept. 3, 2005, forced to the bench by a strained right adductor.

Red Bulls 2 Toronto 0
Mike Magee and Juan Pablo Angel scored goals to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over Toronto FC on Sunday.

Goalie Jon Conway made four saves to record his fifth shutout of the season and the 19th of his career as the Red Bulls (7-6-7) won their second straight match.

Magee got his third goal of the season in the 37th minute after he ran down a long pass from Seth Stammler and beat Toronto FC goalie Greg Sutton from about 10 yards out.

Angel then sealed the win with a goal off a breakaway pass from Dane Richards in the 92nd minute. It was Angel’s seventh goal of the season and his fifth in five games.

Toronto FC (7-9-4) had its best scoring chance in the 24th minute when Conway made a diving one-handed save on Nana Attakora-Gyan’s header off a crossing pass.

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