Ricardo Clark and Raul Rodriguez scored and the Houston Dynamo prevented the Vancouver Whitecaps from taking first place in the Western Conference with a 2-0 win.
Erick Torres deflected a cross from Shaenon Williams, setting up a sliding goal by Clark from just inside the six-yard box in the 34th minute.
Kendall Watson and Matias Laba were shown red cards, putting Vancouver down to nine men for nearly 30 minutes of action.
Rodriguez capped the scoring in the 87th minute, putting away a corner kick...
Italy recalled Sebastian Giovinco to the national squad on Saturday, though the forward limped off in Toronto FC's game a few hours after Antonio Conte announced his team for upcoming European Champions qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.
Giovinco, who has scored 17 goals and set up another 12 since moving to Major League Soccer from Juventus, is one of nine foreign-based players in the 28-man squad.
The 28-year-old has won 21 caps for Italy but hasn't played for his country since a friendly...
ROME -- If Mario Balotelli wants to return to Italy's squad, coach Antonio Conte says he'll have to show that he deserves a spot.
But Italy will call up Major League Soccer players Andrea Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco for European Championship qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria next week.
Balotelli hasn't played for Italy since the Azzurri were eliminated in the first round of last year's World Cup. On Thursday, he was loaned back to AC Milan after scoring only one goal in the Premier League for...