Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore scored as Toronto FC beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday to close in on the first playoff berth in franchise history.
Toronto improved to 14-13-4. Philadelphia (9-16-7) was eliminated from playoff contention.
Giovinco, taking his third free kick of the first half, converted in the 28th minute from the edge of the penalty box when his shot deflected off Raymon Gaddis in the wall and looped high into the far corner of the goal. Giovinco has 21 goals this...
Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson had surgery to remove two screws from his right tibia, and will be out indefinitely as he recovers.
The Canada international broke his leg more than a year ago, and is hoping the procedure is the last step towards full recovery.
"I know that the level I got back to wasn't good enough to win playoff games, and that was the ultimate deciding factor to me, that if I could go through the procedure and maybe put in some more hard work and get back fitter, stronger,...
Didier Drogba scored twice in the first 12 minutes and the Montreal Impact beat D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday to stretch their club-record unbeaten streak to six games.
Drogba had seven goals in six MLS games. In the fourth minute, he took a free kick after Taylor Kemp's handball and drilled it over the defensive wall and into the top corner.
Then the former Chelsea striker picked off a back pass, twisted defender Steve Birnbaum inside out and scored.
In the second half, Birnbaum stepped on the back...