- Associated Press - Sunday, May 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Massachussets (AP) - New England moved joint top of the MLS standings and inflicted a first defeat of the season upon the New York Red Bulls by winning 2-1 on Saturday through goals from Charlie Davies and Teal Bunbury.

The Revolution and D.C. United both won to stay locked together atop the Eastern Conference and level on points with West leaders Dallas and Vancouver.

Davies gave the hosts the lead with a diving header in the ninth minute, nodding in London Woodberry’s cross just inside the 6-yard box. The advantage was doubled in the 60th minute when Lee Nguyen and Scott Caldwell combined to release Bunbury to strike home.

Sacha Kljestan pulled a goal back for New York in the 73rd minute, dribbling around the goalkeeper and finishing into the open net.

D.C. UNITED 2, COLUMBUS 0

D.C. kept pace with New England by winning at home against Columbus.

Fabian Espindola opened the scoring in the 15th minute, finishing Chris Rolfe’s end-to-end break. Sean Franklin volleyed home Espindola’s corner in the 41st.

United’s (5-2-1 record represents the best eight-game record to start a season in team history.

Columbus had won its previous four games.

PORTLAND 0, VANCOUVER 0

Vancouver missed a chance to go clear top of the standings as it played out a scoreless draw at regional rival Portland.

Argentine international and former Porto midfielder Diego Valeri, the Timbers’ top goal-scorer the last two seasons, played his first game in six months following a serious knee injury. Portland has missed Valeri’s touch this season, netting just seven goals in nine games.

The Timbers had the best chance to take the win, but Darlington Nagbe’s penalty hit the base of a post and bounced clear.

LOS ANGELES 1, COLORADO 1

Los Angeles extended its long unbeaten record at home, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Colorado.

Colorado’s Gabriel Torres opened the scoring in the 40th minute when he raced behind the defense. Michael Harrington sprang the counterattack at midfield, sending Omar Gonzalez’s errant pass into empty space ahead of Torres.

Once again the Rapids could not turn that into a victory; they are last in the Western Conference, having drawn six of nine games.

The Galaxy equalized in the 75th minute. Stefan Ishizaki’s bending corner was headed in by Alan Gordon. Los Angeles has not lost at home in 27 games in all competitions.

PHILADELPHIA 0, TORONTO 1

Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco netted a free kick in the 34th minute to secure a win at Philadelphia, putting a positive finish on a run of seven straight away games to start the season.

Giovinco struck the ball just inside the left post from 35 yards out for his fourth goal of the season.

Toronto started the season with a long road sequence to allow for renovations of BMO Field.

The Union lost for the third straight game.

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