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Mitrita's 2 goals help New York City beat FC Cincinnati 4-0

Sep. 26, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alexandru Mitrita scored his first two goals of the season and New York City FC beat Cincinnati 4-0 on Saturday night. The game was played after FC Cincinnati announced that an unidentified player had tested positive and was in isolation. Defender Nick Hagglund later confirmed via...

Colorado Rapids forward Jonathan Lewis, left, celebrates scoring a goal with midfielders Kellyn Acosta and Cole Bassett (26) during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Commerce City, Colo. The Rapids won 5-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rapids, FC Cincinnati report positive COVID-19 tests

Sep. 26, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

Colorado's MLS game against Sporting Kansas City has been postponed after a Rapids player and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. FC Cincinnati also announced that an unidentified player had tested positive and was in isolation. Defender Nick Hagglund later confirmed via social media that he...

Houston Dynamo defender Maynor Figueroa, second from left, scores a goal from inside a trio of Nashville SC defenders during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Figueroa scores in 89th, Houston Dynamo tie Nashville SC 1-1

Sep. 26, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maynor Figueroa scored on header in the 89th minute to help the Houston Dynamo to a 1-1 draw with Nashville SC on Saturday. Nashville (4-5-4) is unbeaten in five straight matches at Nissan Stadium. The Dynamo (3-4-7) stretched their winless streak to five in their first meeting...

The Latest: Virus knocks out Colorado-Sporting Kansas City

Sep. 26, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The MLS game on Sunday between the Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City has been postponed because of the coronavirus. The league said Saturday one player and three staff members of the Rapids tested positive on Thursday and...

Sporting Kansas City forward Khiry Shelton (11) collides with FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

FC Dallas improving after rough start during strange season

Sep. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

The coronavirus shutdown, positive tests and then a spate of injuries. The 2020 season has been challenging — to say the least — for FC Dallas. Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer, himself coming off an injury, has the perspective of a player who has seen it all. The 31-year-old's career includes a brief stop...

Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson, left, is upended by Seattle Sounders defender Nouhou Tolo during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Yimmi Chara gives Portland 1-0 victory over Seattle

Sep. 24, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yimmi Chara scored in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers went on to beat Pacific Northwest rival Seattle 1-0 on Wednesday night. It was the first time two sets of brothers played against each other in MLS history: Yimmi and Diego Chara for Portland, and Alex and Cristian...

Wright-Phillips scores twice, LAFC beats Whitecaps 6-0

Sep. 24, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice to move into fifth place on the MLS career list and Los Angeles beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 on Wednesday night. Wright-Phillips scored on a spinning right-footed half-volley from the center of the area in the fifth minute and put away a bicycle...

Pozuelo scores in 90th minute, Toronto FC beats NYCFC 1-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute and Alex Bono tied the Toronto FC shutout record with 28 in the Reds' 1-0 victory over New York City on Wednesday night. Pozuelo scored his fifth of the season, beating goalkeeper Sean Johnson with a right-footed shot to...

Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach (8) and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Nick DePuy (20) battle for the ball in the first half during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

2nd-half goals lift Real Salt Lake over LA Galaxy, 2-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Albert Rusnak and Damir Kreilach scored second-half goals and Real Salt Lake beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Wednesday night. Real Salt Lake (4-4-5) ended a three-game home losing streak. The Galaxy (4-5-3) lost 2-0 to Colorado on Saturday — their first defeat since July 18 —...

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Carlos Fierro, right, collides with Colorado Rapids midfielder Braian Galvan during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

19-year-old Bassett, Lewis help Rapids beat Earthquakes 5-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Cole Bassett and Jonathan Lewis each scored for the second consecutive game and the Colorado Rapids beat the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 on Wednesday night. Bassett headed home an entry by Jack Price off a free kick to open the scoring in the 35th minute. The 19-year-old homegrown...