Lowly D.C. United earns 2-2 draw with L.A. Galaxy
The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — Substitute Kyle Porter scored in the 84th minute to help D.C. United to a 2-2 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday afternoon.
Porter’s goal came three minutes after Michael Stephens scored for the first time in three seasons to put Los Angeles in front.
Robbie Keane also scored his team-leading 13th goal early for Los Angeles (13-10-5) and added his team-leading 11th assist on Stephens’ effort, while Chris Pontius tied it for United with a late first-half goal in his first start since July.
Porter’s header gave league-worst United just its second point in six matches. However, D.C. (3-19-6) now has a win and two draws in its last three home contests.
Los Angeles, meanwhile, allowed two or more goals for the first time in four matches, and did so to the league’s worst offense.
At Chivas USA 1, Timbers 1
Diego Valeri scored in the 50th minute to lift Portland to the draw.
Jose Valencia held the ball inside the area and squared a pass to Valeri, who sent a shot past Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy for his seventh goal of the season. Portland (10-5-13) remained winless in its last eight road matches.
Crew 2, at Impact 1
Chad Marshall and Dominic Oduro scored in the second half to lead Columbus to a comeback victory over Montreal.
At Red Bulls 2, Toronto FC 0
Thierry Henry scored in the first half and Fabian Espindola added a goal with 10 minutes left, leading New York past Toronto.
The Red Bulls took over sole possession of first place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings.
Dynamo 1, at Union 0
Ricardo Clark scored in the 53rd minute to lift Houston.
The Dynamo (11-10-7) snapped a four-game winless streak and moved past the Philadelphia Union(10-10-9) in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
At Fire 3, Revolution 2
Alex scored the tiebreaking goal in the 86th minute and Sean Johnson made four saves for Chicago.
At Rapids 2, FC Dallas 1
Vicente Sanchez scored a goal and knocked another in off an opposing player to lead Colorado past Dallas in the rain.
At Earthquakes 0, Whitecaps 0
San Jose and Vancouver played to a scoreless draw, damaging both teams’ hopes of getting back into the Western Conference playoff pictures.