MLS round-up: Orlando City pegged back by Atlanta in six-goal draw
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 17/09/17 8:47pm
Josef Martinez scored a hat-trick as Atlanta United fought from behind three times to earn a 3-3 home draw against Orlando City on Saturday in front of the biggest crowd in Major League Soccer history.
Dom Dwyer twice put the visitors ahead - in front of 70,425 spectators - at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Cyle Larin did it for a third time just before the hour, but on each occasion Venezuela striker Martinez restored parity. It was his second treble inside a week, and his third of the season.
Tony Tchani's stoppage-time equaliser earned Vancouver a 2-2 draw against his former club Columbus Crew.
Fredy Montero had put the Whitecaps ahead on 15 minutes only for Ola Kamara and Kekuta Manneh to turn things around within four minutes.
Real Salt Lake got themselves back into play-off contention with a 2-1 triumph over the Portland Timbers at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Jefferson Savarino's fine curling finish on 61 minutes proved to be the match-winner for RSL, after their early opener scored by Albert Rusnak had been cancelled out by a header from Diego Valeri - on target for an MLS record eighth-straight game - early in the second half.
Toronto FC continued their march towards the Supporters' Shield with a 4-0 rout of the Los Angeles Galaxy at Stubhub Center. Drew Moor opened the scoring after 24 minutes, following up Victor Vazquez's quickly-taken free-kick, with Tosaint Ricketts grabbing a brace before Vazquez sealed matters.
Substitute Abu Danladi netted an 89th-minute winner as Minnesota United completed a battling 3-2 road success against Montreal Impact, who had twice led at Stade Saputo but slumped to a fourth-straight loss.
Goals from Patrice Bernier (nine) and Blerim Dzemaili (55) had put the home team ahead, but the visitors got back on level terms first through Kevin Molino's 20th-minute penalty and then Christian Ramirez's 60th-minute strike before Danladi's decisive late intervention.
Chicago Fire were convincing 3-0 winners against DC United. Ian Harkes put through his own net midway through the first half, Brandon Vincent added a second just after the hour mark and Nemanja Nikolic sealed matters by converting a 90th-minute penalty at Toyota Park.
Sporting Kansas City extended their club-record unbeaten home run to 23 games with a 3-1 win over the 10-man New England Revolution.
Teal Bunbury put the Revs ahead after four minutes at Children's Mercy Park but they were reduced to 10 men seven minutes later when Krisztian Nemeth was sent off for elbowing Graham Zusi in the face.
Gerso Fernandes promptly equalised and then goals either side of the interval from Diego Rubio completed the turnaround.
Dominique Badji scored two minutes from time to earn the Colorado Rapids a 1-1 draw against New York City FC at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Tommy McNamara had put the visitors ahead with a 25-yard effort into the top-right corner from Andrea Pirlo's pass on 19 minutes.
Danny Hoesen's neat turn and shot in the 33rd minute proved enough to secure the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 triumph over the Houston Dynamo at Avaya Stadium, while the Seattle Sounders stretched their club-record unbeaten streak to 13 matches with a 0-0 draw against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium.
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