Freddie Ljungberg scored into a wide-open net in the 42nd minute, then set up Fredy Montero’s goal with a corner kick in the 59th as the Seattle Sounders beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, Saturday night at Seattle’s Qwest Field, snapping a six-game winless streak.
Seattle (5-3-5) had gone 0-1-5 since a 2-0 victory over San Jose on April 25 in Seattle.
Darren Huckerby scored for San Jose (2-8-3), which entered on a two-game unbeaten streak after going eight without a win. The Earthquakes remained at the bottom of the Western Conference with nine points.
Real Salt Lake 2, at Galaxy 0: Yura Movsisyan and Nat Borchers scored to lead Real Salt Lake to a victory over Los Angeles, ending the Galaxy’s 10-game unbeaten streak.
Goalkeeper Nick Rimando made five saves for his third shutout for Salt Lake (4-6-3). The Galaxy (2-2-9) suffered its first loss since April 4.
At D.C. United 2, Fire 1: Christian Gomez and Jaime Moreno scored goals for D.C. United, but Josh Wicks made the key play when he stopped Brian McBride’s second-half penalty kick, allowing United to hold on to a victory over Chicago.
Gomez scored the winner on a free kick shortly before halftime, and Moreno scored his fifth goal of the season on a penalty kick for United (5-2-7), which won its second in a row.
When the Fire (5-3-6) came up with a penalty kick of its own in the 49th minute for Wicks’ tackle of McBride, Wicks dropped to his right to bat away the ball for one of his five saves.
At Toronto FC 2, Red Bulls 1: Sam Cronin and Danny Dichio scored goals in the first half and Toronto FC (5-5-4) held off New York (2-10-3).
The Red Bulls are winless in their past 20 road games dating to last season, an MLS record.
Dynamo 3, at FC Dallas 1: Cam Weaver scored two goals to lead Houston (8-2-3) to a victory over FC Dallas (2-7-4), extending the Dynamo’s unbeaten streak to 10 games.
Houston moved into a tie with idle Chivas USA atop the Western Conference. Chivas plays at Columbus today.
At Wizards 3, Revolution 1: Davy Arnaud and Aaron Hohlbein scored in the first half to lead Kansas City (5-5-4) past short-handed New England (4-4-4).
Shalrie Joseph scored for the Revolution, which played without Emmanuel Osei after he was ejected in the 31st minute.