- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Dallas scored two goals in three minutes in the second half to beat Vancouver 2-0 in steamy conditions on Sunday, extending the club-record unbeaten streak to 17 games and boosting the Texan team’s lead atop the Major League Soccer standings.

Dallas moved six points clear of nearest rival Colorado, which lost heavily to New York City on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Real Salt Lake pulled off the only away victory of the weekend with a 2-1 win at Philadelphia while Sporting Kansas City scored the sole goal to beat Portland.

Dallas spurned chances in the first half and had to wait until the 56th minute to take the lead as Kellyn Acosta buried his shot in the bottom-right corner off a feed from Michael Barrios.

Three minutes later, Argentine striker Maximiliano Urruti slipped behind the defense and beat goalkeeper David Ousted from the corner of the 6-yard box.

Dallas’ Chris Seitz had his seventh clean sheet of the season, tied for the league lead.

Real Salt Lake also scored two goals early in the second half to win 2-1 at Philadelphia.

The hosts went ahead just before halftime when C.J. Sapong won a penalty and Roland Alberg converted.

Ecuador international Joao Plata equalized for RSL in the 48th minute when he hit his shot on the first touch from outside the box, and it went in off the underside of the bar.

Veteran midfielder Javier Morales made it 2-1 six minutes later with just enough loft on his chip shot to get past the leaping and outstretched hand of the goalkeeper.

Sporting Kansas City’s Jacob Peterson scored in the 50th minute to secure a 1-0 win against Portland.

Peterson flicked a header off a free kick by Benny Feilhaber, to the bottom-right corner.

Portland’s Jack McInerney almost equalized in stoppage time, but his shot hit the bar.

Los Angeles’ Steven Gerrard set up the equalizing goal to prevent Seattle taking victory in the first game under interim coach Brian Schmetzer.

Cristian Roldan scored in the 49th minute to give Seattle the lead but the Sounders’ defense broke down in the closing minutes, allowing a chipped pass by Gerrard to find Sebastian Lletget unmarked at the back post to tap in his first goal of the season.

Schmetzer took over as coach this week following the departure of Sigi Schmid.

Montreal’s Didier Drogba was sent off late but the Impact still managed to find a last-gasp equalizer to snatch a 1-1 draw at D.C. United.

D.C. went ahead when Patrick Mullins bounced a header off the ground into the top-right corner in the 19th minute and looked certain to take all three points when Drogba was red carded in the 81st minute.

However, Montreal’s Argentine substitute Hernan Bernadello - who only signed with the club a week ago after playing last season with Alaves in Spain - scored an 86th minute equalizer.

New York’s Bradley Wright-Phillips volleyed home a 90th-minute equalizer to give the Red Bulls a share of the points from a 2-2 draw at Chicago.

Orlando City’s Kevin Molino scored twice and set up the other goal in a 3-1 victory over New England.

San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski volleyed home Cordell Cato’s chip pass in the 59th minute as the Earthquakes drew 1-1 with Houston.

Toronto’s Tsubasa Endoh and Sebastian Giovinco score in the first half and Jozy Altidore added a late goal in a 3-0 victory over Columbus.

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