Real Salt Lake
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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...
Chad Barrett scored his first two goals of the season and the Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 on Saturday.
Starting in place of the injured Obafemi Martins, Barrett scored in the fourth and 38th minutes to help the Sounders beat their Cascadia Cup rivals for the first time in six tries.
A former teammate of Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson when the two were with Toronto FC, Barrett opened the scoring after taking a pass from Clint Dempsey and moving in alone on goalkeeper David Ousted.