- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016

COMMERCE CITY, Colorado (AP) - Philadelphia’s Brian Carroll scored in the second minute of stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw for the Union at Colorado on Saturday in the clash of Major League Soccer’s Eastern and Western Conference leaders.

Colorado thought it had secured victory with a goal in the 87th minute, but there was just enough time for the Union to respond. The silver lining on the Colorado cloud was that nearest rival Dallas failed to make up ground, playing out a goalless draw at San Jose to remain a point behind the Rapids.

Philadelphia’s lead at the top of the East was trimmed to one point ahead of New York, which won against Toronto, and Montreal which beat Los Angeles thanks to a stoppage-time winner by Didier Drogba.

Colorado pushed hard late and hit the bar twice before deservedly going ahead when Sam Cronin ran to meet a cross from the right, and glanced his near-post header past the goalkeeper.

The Rapids were guilty of ball-watching for the equalizer, as a long ball into the area looped high off heads and Carroll was fastest to get to the floating ball and tucked the ball under the on-rushing keeper.

The Union extended its unbeaten streak to seven, while the Rapids stayed unbeaten in their nine home games this season.

Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz blocked Tommy Thompson’s header in the 88th minute to preserve a 0-0 draw at San Jose.

Earthquakes keeper David Bingham also made a critical late save as he stopped Matt Hedges’ shot in the 90th.

San Jose had many key players missing from its lineup, including Chris Wondolowski, Simon Dawkins, Anibal Godoy and Alberto Quintero because of Copa America call-ups.

Montreal veteran Didier Drogba saw his speculative long-range shot in stoppage time get past the goalkeeper and give the Impact a 3-2 win against Los Angeles.

Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe missed a punch attempt on the 30-yard strike and the ball spun into the back of the net.

Ignacio Piatti and Lucas Ontivero also scored to help Montreal end a six-game winless streak.

Giovani dos Santos and Mike Magee scored for the Galaxy in their first loss in 10 matches.

New York’s Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his first hat trick since 2014 to lead the Red Bulls past Toronto 3-0.

Wright-Phillips scored in the fourth, 25th and 27th minutes for the fastest hat trick in MLS history. He has eight goals in the past seven games - the Red Bulls are 5-1-1 in that span - after going scoreless in the first seven.

New York won comfortably despite being a man down after Gonzalo Veron was shown a red card in the 43rd.

Toronto is winless in its last four matches.

Columbus’ Ola Kamara scored his first career MLS goal and added two more for a hat trick in the Crew’s 4-3 victory over Real Salt Lake.

Houston defender DaMarcus Beasley scored in the 20th minute to help the Dynamo draw 1-1 at Vancouver and collect their first away point this season following the resignation of coach Owen Coyle in midweek.

New England’s Lee Nguyen converted a penalty and set up Femi Hollinger-Janzen’s go-ahead goal in the Revolution’s 2-1 victory over Seattle.

Chicago’s David Accam scored for the first time since returning from a knee injury as the Fire draw 1-1 at home against Portland.


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