|Table - Major League Soccer|
|2||New England Revolution||20|
|3||New York Red Bulls||17|
Marco Pappa scored in the 16th minute to lift the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night, moving them into first place in the Western Conference.
Pappa's goal was his first of the season for the Sounders and also his first since scoring last Oct. 25.
Goalkeeper Stefan Frei earned his league-leading seventh shutout and his third in a row. Seattle has not allowed a goal at home for 380 minutes, dating back to a 3-2 loss to San Jose on March 14.
The Rapids have...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the most taxing jobs for an MLS coach is preparing his team for just about any scenario. To that end, Jay Heaps does his best to have the New England Revolution ready for a number of different situations.
But following Saturday's 1-1 draw in which his squad finished with nine men against DC United, Heaps quipped that he was finally able to get around to testing his team in an unfamiliar situation.
"We practice being down to 10 men," Heaps said. "I have to be honest: We...
Sebastian Giovinco scored on an early highlight-reel goal and Toronto FC beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday night.
The 5-foot-4 Italian forward scored in the fifth minute with a spectacular left-footed shot from 25 yards out that beat diving goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.
Giovinco has five goals in 10 MLS games to tie the injured Jozy Altidore for the team lead. Giovinco has six goals in his last nine games in all competitions.
Toronto had other chances to add to its total, but failed to beat...