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LA Galaxy fire coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto

Oct. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The disappointing LA Galaxy did not want to wait until the end of the season to begin their rebuild. Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto was fired Thursday with three games remaining in the regular season and the Galaxy in last place in the Western Conference. General manager Dennis te...

Portland Timbers' Yimmi Chara shoots on goal next to an LA Galaxy player during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Timbers clinch playoff berth with 5-2 win over Galaxy

Oct. 29, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

PORTLAND. Ore. (AP) — Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored a pair of first-half goals and the Portland Timbers clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the LA Galaxy on Wednesday night. It is the fourth straight season that the Timbers (10-5-5) have made the postseason. “It's obvious that it...

San Jose Earthquakes forward Cristian Espinoza (10) celebrates with forward Chris Wondolowski, who scored a goal against the Real Salt Lake during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

Wondolowski scores twice, Earthquakes top Real Salt Lake 2-0

Oct. 29, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored twice and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Wednesday night. San Jose (7-8-6) moved into seventh place in the Western Conference, one point behind LAFC and FC Dallas. Real Salt Lake (5-8-7) has been shut out in back-to-back games and...

Rossi, Segura score goals as LAFC beats Dynamo 2-1

Oct. 29, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diego Rossi and Eddie Segura scored to help Los Angeles FC beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Wednesday night. Rossi, despite missing three games on international duty with Uruguay, has an MLS-leading 13 goals this season. Using the outside of his foot, Mohamed El-Munir slipped a cross past...

Hollingshead scores in 82nd, FC Dallas beats Inter Miami 2-1

Oct. 28, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored in the 82nd minute, helping FC Dallas beat Inter Miami 2-1 on Wednesday night. Dallas (7-5-7) had just one win in its last seven games. Bryan Reynolds crossed to Hollingshed, who fired a shot from close range that beat goalkeeper John McCarthy. Franco Jara,...

DC United boosts playoff hopes, beats Columbus Crew 1-0

Oct. 28, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julian Gressel scored and D.C. United boosted its playoff hopes by beating the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night. It was the third straight win for D.C. United (5-10-6). The Crew (10-5-5), who needed a win to stay in Supporters’ Shield contention, dropped to 1-3-1 in their last...

Medina, New York City FC hand Toronto FC 2nd straight loss

Oct. 28, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jesús Medina scored for the second consecutive game and New York City FC beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday night. Valentín Castellanos ripped a right-footer from well outside the box that was parried away by goalkeeper Quentin Westburg, but Medina put away the rebound...

Aaron Long scores in 89th, Red Bulls beat Revolution 1-0

Oct. 28, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Aaron Long scored in the 89th minute and the New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 1-0 on Wednesday night. Both teams clinched playoff spots later when FC Dallas beat Inter Miami. Long put away a half-volley from the top of the 6-yard box after Tim Parker's re-directed a...

Minnesota United players celebrate a goal by midfielder Robin Lod, second from left, late in the first half against the Colorado Rapids in an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

Lod, own goal help Minnesota United beat Rapids 2-1

Oct. 28, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored and an own goal by Colorado helped Minnesota United beat the Rapids 2-1 on Wednesday night. On the counterattack, Ethan Finlay played an arcing cross that Colorado's Lalas Abubakar attempted to clear but slipped under the crossbar for an own goal in the 89th minute...

Cory Burke scores in the 65th, Union beat Fire 2-1

Oct. 28, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cory Burke scored on a header in the 65th minute, helping the Philadelphia Union beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (13-3-5) has won five of its last six matches and leads the MLS with 44 points. Chicago (5-9-6) is winless in its last three. Kacper Przybylko...