12 August 2012 08:44
Sporting Kansas City have moved to the top of the Eastern Conference standings after beating DC United 2-1 at Live Strong Sporting Park.
Teal Bunbury gave Kansas City the early lead, converting a header from a Graham Zusi corner kick in the 13th minute.
United midfielder Nick Deleon replied in the 23rd minute to have the scores locked 1-1 at the half time break.
Zusi then added a goal to his assist in the 63rd minute, scoring the game-winner to secure Kansas City the victory.
The San Jose Earthquakes extended their lead in the Western Conference standings with a 2-1 victory over Seattle Sounders FC.
Simon Dawkins scored the first goal of the match for San Jose from a corner in the 71st minute.
Seattle’s Fredy Montero converted the apparent match-saver, equalizing in the 92nd minute with a header in to the back of the goal.
But forward Steven Lenhart sealed the contest with a winner in the third minute of injury time, gifting San Jose the victory.
San Jose remain unbeaten at Buck Shaw Stadium.
FC Dallas produced a thrilling come-from-behind victory to beat 10-man Colorado Rapids 3-2.
A Brian Mullan cross was sent home by Jamie Castrillon to give Colorado the first lead of the match in the 12th minute.
Dallas held a 62 percent possession advantage in the first half and capitalised with goals to Fabian Castilo (41′) and Jair Benitez (44′).
A David Ferreira score in the 49th minute for Dallas sealed the victory, with Colorado unable to overcome the deficit despite Jeff Larentowicz converting for the Rapids in the 55th minute.
The match-up between Columbus Crew and Toronto FC was postponed because of the funeral of Crew midfield Kirk Urso, who died last week.