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Red Bulls Keep Scoring While Galaxy Lose Again

It was a big weekend in Major League Soccer as Thierry Henry scored two more goals, while the defending MLS Cup holder, the LA Galaxy lost for the third time this season.

New York Red Bulls 4 Columbus Crew 1
Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper each scored twice to help New York (3-2) beat Columbus (2-2).

Cooper scored in the third and 13th minutes to give him six goals this season, and Henry added goals in the 40th and 90th to regain the MLS goals lead with seven.

New York won its third straight behind rookie goalkeeper Ryan Meara. He had seven saves but lost his shutout in the 89th minute when Chad Marshall scored on a header off Kirk Urso’s corner kick.

Sporting Kansas 1 LA Galaxy 0
Kei Kamara scored on a diving header late in the first half and Sporting Kansas City beat the struggling Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 to improve to 5-0 this season, while the Galaxy dropped to 1-3.

Sporting is the first club to begin a season with five regulation wins since Los Angeles opened 12-0 in 1996, Major League soccer’s inaugural year.

Kansas City has four shutouts in five matches, and goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen did not have to make a save against the Galaxy.

Montreal Impact 1 Toronto FC 1
Sinisa Ubiparipovic and Andrew Wenger scored to lead Montreal to its first Major League Soccer victory.

Ubiparipovic, making his first appearance, scored in the 17th minute and Wenger, the Impact’s first overall draft pick, made it 2-0 in the 81st minute.

The win improved Montreal’s record to 1-4-1 while Toronto remain winless on the season.

San Jose Earthquakes 3 Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Chris Wondolowski scored twice and Alan Gordon added a goal in a 10-minute span midway through the second half to help San Jose beat Vancouver. San Jose improved to 4-1, while Vancouver dropped to 2-1-2.

Wondolowski tied it at 1 in the 68th minute, Gordon gave the Earthquakes the lead in the 72nd, and Wondolowski completed the scoring in the 78th with his sixth goal of the season.

Sebastien Le Toux scored for Vancouver in the 49th minute.

Wondolowski’s first goal ended the Whitecaps’ season-opening shutout streak at 427 minutes, six more than previous mark set by New York in 2007.

Seattle Sounders 0 DC United 0
D.C. United stretched its unbeaten streak to three matches with the draw against Seattle.

After combining for 21 goals in their previous six league meetings, the teams had the first scoreless draw in the four-year season series. Seattle also beat D.C. 2-1 in Washington in the 2009 U.S. Open Cup Final.

Real Salt Lake 2 Colorado Rapids 0
Alvaro Saboria and Fabian Espindola scored to lead Real Salt Lake past Colorado. The win gave Salt Lake a leg up in its bid to keep the Rocky Mountain Cup for a sixth straight season.

Real Salt Lake (5-1-0), alone atop the Western Conference standings, extended its unbeaten streak against the Rapids (3-2-0) to seven games, with its last loss in the series coming in May 2009.

Espindola’s goal in the 57th minute put him in a tie with former standout Robbie Findley for Real Salt Lake’s all-time lead in MLS goals scored with 29.

Chivas USA 2 Portland Timbers 1
Nick LaBrocca’s goal in the 82nd minute rallied Chivas USA past Portland. Captain Alejandro Moreno evened the match with a header off a perfectly placed cross from sub Ryan Smith in the 48th minute for Chivas USA (2-3-0), which had come into the game with only one goal this season.

LaBrocca’s header for the victory also came off a cross from Smith.

The Timbers (1-3-1) failed to hold on to a lead for the second straight game. Portland allowed Western Conference-leading Real Salt Lake to score twice in the final minutes for a 3-2 victory last Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field.

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