David Accam scored an early first-half goal and the Chicago Fire beat 10-man New York City FC 1-0 on Friday night.
Chicago won its third straight game, while NYCFC had its winless streak reach six.
Accam capitalized on a defensive mistake in the 20th minute. NYCFC backup goalkeeper Ryan Meara came out of his area to prevent the ball from going out of bounds, but he mishandled it and Accam dribbled back to an empty net.
Accam put pressure on NYCFC's defense for most of the game. He was taken down...
At this point in the season, the title of "best team in MLS" changes hands more often than average pop idol changes looks. You never quite know if form is going to desert the team that is garnering praise for playing the league's most effective soccer in the first two months of the season.
So before a rash of injuries or bad luck possibly waylays them, it seems appropriate to stop and heap some praise on the New York Red Bulls.
Not only is Jesse Marsch's team tied for the top spot in the Eastern...
Lamar Neagle scored twice and Obafemi Martins added a third goal as the Seattle Sounders managed a 3-1 win in Colorado.
Neagle opened the scoring in the fifth minute by curling in a shot from the corner of the 18-yard box, but the Rapids equalized through Gabriel Torres midway through the first half.
But three minutes later Neagle again put the Sounders ahead after receiving a ball over the top from Marco Pappa. Neagle's initial shot was saved by goalkeeper Clint Irwin but remained loose...