SEATTLE (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored twice in a five-minute span early in the second half and set up Lamar Neagle’s first-half goal to help the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 4-1 on Saturday.
Dempsey leads MLS with eight goals. He has at least a goal or an assist in each of Seattle’s last six games. It is the second time in his career that Dempsey has had a six-game scoring streak in MLS, having done it previously in 2005 while with the New England Revolution.
Obafemi Martins added a 75th-minute goal for Seattle. The Sounders have won three straight to improve to 5-2-1. Dillon Serna scored in the 62nd minute for the Rapids (3-2-2).
IMPACT 1, UNION 0
MONTREAL (AP) - Felipe Martins scored in the first half and Montreal held on to beat Philadelphia for its first MLS victory of the season.
It was the Impact’s (1-4-3) first win since a 2-1 decision over Philadelphia on Oct. 19 last season.
Philadelphia (1-3-5) is winless in its last seven games.
Felipe got his second goal of the season in the 15th minute when Patrice Bernier stole the ball from Sheanon Williams and took a long shot that Zac MacMath blocked, only to fee the Brazilian bang in the rebound.
D.C. UNITED 4, FC DALLAS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fabian Espindola scored twice and added an assist to lead D.C. United past short-handed FC Dallas.
Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin also scored for the Washington club, which extended its unbeaten run to five matches and scored all four of its goals after the first-half ejection of Dallas defender Zach Loyd.
Dallas’ Michel also was sent off late by referee Fotis Bazakos.
D.C. forward and U.S. World Cup hopeful Eddie Johnson assisted on Espindola’s first goal just before halftime, but left in the 51st minute with an apparent leg injury.
Mauro Diaz put the visitors ahead early to extend Dallas’ streak of scoring at least one goal to seven matches. United improved to 3-2-2, and Dallas dropped to 5-2-1.
WHITECAPS 2, REAL SALT LAKE 2, TIE