Real Salt Lake moved five points clear on top of the MLS Western Conference on Saturday courtesy of a 3-0 away win over Chivas USA.
Argentine striker Fabian Espindola put Real ahead four
minutes before the break when his glancing header from a Kyle Beckerman cross
flew past Dan Kennedy in the Chivas goal.
Espindola’s second came nine minutes into the second half via
an incisive ball from Ned Grabavoy, and the 27-year-old placed a low shot into
Will Johnson completed the win four minutes into stoppage
time, and the result saw Real move five points ahead of the San Jose
Earthquakes in the West, although they have played one more game.
DC United remain on top in the East, with a late Chris
Pontius goal sealing them a 1-0 victory over Philadelphia Union.
Sporting Kansas City moved into second place in the Eastern Conference
after strikes from Charles Sapong and Julio Cesar gave them a 2-0 home win over
In other results on Saturday, Montreal Impact had goals from
Felipe Martins, Justin Mapp, Andrew
Wenger and Lamar Neagle to thank for their 4-1 thumping of Seattle Sounders,
and Sebastien Le Toux scoredin the 80th minute to give a 10-man Vancouver
Whitecaps a 1-0 triumph over Colorado Rapids.
Houston Dynamo enjoyed a 2-1 home win over FC Dallas.
Will Bruin gave Dynamo the lead after just four minutes at
BBVA Compass Stadium, but Jackson Goncalves levelled for Dallas 13 minutes into
the second half.
The visitors had Jair Benitez ordered off just after the
hour mark and Houston made their numerical advantage count when Scottish
midfielder Adam Moffat scored the winner in the 77th minute.
New England Revolution and Columbus Crew played out a 0-0
draw in Foxborough.