Sounders top depleted Galaxy 5-0 for record 6th straight win
SEATTLE (AP) — Harry Shipp had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders rolled past the depleted Los Angeles Galaxy 5-0 on Saturday for their club-record sixth straight victory.
Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz also scored, and the Sounders were the beneficiary of an own goal. Seattle (10-9-5) is 7-0-2 in its last nine games.
Los Angeles (10-9-7) was without leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and designated players Giovani dos Santos, Jonathan dos Santos, and Romain Alessandrini. Ibrahimovic indicated earlier in the week that he did not want to play on Seattle’s turf and risk re-injuring his knee, so did not make the trip. Giovani dos Santos (leg), Jonathan dos Santos (groin), and Alessandrini (knee) all were out with injuries. Starting defender Michael Ciani (hamstring) also was sidelined.
UNION 2, NEW YORK CITY FC 0
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cory Burke and Ilson Pereira scored and Borek Dockal had two assists to help Philadelphia beat New York City FC.
Burke, a 26-year-old rookie, has six goals in six starts — all wins. Andre Blake made three saves for his first shutout since June 23.
Burke side-netted a right-footer to give the Union (10-11-3) a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute. Ilsinho came on in the 68th — his first appearance since straining his right quadriceps on July 11 — and capped the scoring in the 76th minute. NYCFC (14-6-5) was held scoreless for the first time since May 5.
IMPACT 2, FIRE 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Daniel Lovitz scored in the 90th minute to lift Montreal past Chicago.
Ignacio Piatti also scored to help Montreal (10-13-3) end a four-game winless streak and extend Chicago’s losing streak to eight. Nemanja Nikolic scored for Chicago (6-15-5).