Sporting Kansas City continued their strong start to the MLS season, while Toronto claimed another win on Friday.
Sporting claimed a 2-1 win over Minnesota United at Allianz Field to pull clear atop the Western Conference.
Michael Boxall’s 55th-minute own goal proved decisive as Sporting claimed a fifth win in six MLS games, going four points clear of second-placed Minnesota.
Gadi Kinda got on the end of a Jaylin Lindsey cross to give Peter Vermes’ Sporting a 12th-minute lead.
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Minnesota were level just after the half-hour mark, an unfortunate deflection off Lindsey leading to an own goal.
But Boxall turned a cross into his own net 10 minutes into the second half for what proved to be the winner.
Toronto recorded a second win in four days over the Vancouver Whitecaps with a 1-0 victory.
Richie Laryea’s low finish in the 15th minute was all Toronto needed, getting back to within a point of Eastern Conference leaders Columbus Crew.
The Canadian opens the scoring.
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In the day’s other games, Cincinnati and DC United drew 0-0, while the Houston Dynamo’s clash with Dallas also finished goalless.