MLS wrap: Mwanga keeps Union top

Philadelphia Union remain top of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids.They were forced to come from behind on Saturday as teenage Congolese forward Danny Mwanga equalised, three minutes after Conor Casey had given the Rapids the lead.

Casey converted from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute before Mwanga’s leveller as Colorado drew their sixth game in a row.

The Rapids are fifth in the Western Conference on the back of the result, while Philadelphia stayed top after the New York Red Bulls conceded a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew.

Moroccan midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy had given New York a ninth-minute lead but Richard Balchan hit back in the 90th minute.

New York are now winless in their last six games but remain second in the Western Conference, while Columbus are fifth.

A 69th-minute strike from on-loan midfielder Marvin Chavez helped Dallas extend their unbeaten run to nine games with a 1-0 win over New England.

The result keeps them five points from first-placed Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference, while New England slipped to sixth in the East.

Chivas moved into sixth in the Western Conference after a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers, thanks to a goal from Argentine forward Marcos Mondaini.

The San Jose Earthquakes struck twice in the second half in their 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo.

Goals from strikers Steven Lenhart and Simon Dawkins condemned the Dynamo to a seventh-straight game without a win.

Midfielder Jean Alexandre and Argentine forward Fabian Espindola were both on the scoresheet as Real Salt Lake won 2-0 over the struggling Vancouver Whitecaps.

In other games, Toronto and Sporting Kansas City played out a 0-0 draw, as did the Chicago Fire and the Seattle Sounders.

 


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