Daniel Royer guided New York Red Bulls to an MLS derby win on Sunday, while Seattle Sounders edged Atlanta United.

The Red Bulls came from behind to overcome New York City 2-1 in the Hudson River Derby.

City took a seventh-minute lead at Red Bull Arena, Heber getting on the end of Anton Tinnerholm's cross from the right to open the scoring.

However, the hosts drew level on the stroke of half-time as Royer put a penalty into the top corner.

Royer also scored what proved to be the winner on the hour-mark, expertly guiding a header into the bottom corner from Cristian Casseres Jr.'s cross.

The Red Bulls jumped into third in the Eastern Conference, two points clear of sixth-placed New York City.

In Seattle, the Sounders recorded a 2-1 win over defending champions Atlanta at CenturyLink Field.

Raul Ruidiaz scored a sensational opener, taking down a pass from Cristian Roldan with his chest, chipping a defender and firing home.

Josef Martinez's powerful header brought Atlanta level in the 65th minute, but Harrison Shipp netted the winner for Seattle.

The result moved the Sounders into second in the Western Conference, while Atlanta are fourth in the east.

High-flying Los Angeles FC eased past Sporting Kansas City 5-1 in MLS, while Chicago Fire routed 10-man Atlanta United on Wednesday.

There were no surprises in Kansas City, where Supporters' Shield leaders LAFC scored four second-half goals to complete a crushing victory midweek.

LAFC led 1-0 at half-time through Christian Ramirez's 28th-minute opener and the visitors put Sporting KC to the sword after the break at Children's Mercy Park.

Diego Rossi doubled the lead five minutes into the second half before Carlos Vela made it 3-0 in the 63rd minute, with Rodolfo Zelaya restoring LAFC's three-goal advantage after Yohan Croizet pulled one back for the hosts – who had an 82nd-minute penalty saved by Pablo Sisniega.

LAFC – nine points clear in the Western Conference – added some gloss to the scoreline via Mohamed El Monir in stoppage time as Bob Bradley's side made it nine wins in 10 games.

MLS champions Atlanta were humbled 5-1 by Chicago after playing the remaining 79 minutes with 10 men.

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez was sent off for a handball in the 11th minute as Atlanta already trailed the Fire 2-0 in Chicago.

And Frank de Boer's men were no match for the Fire, who added another three goals before half-time via Nicolas Gaitan, Charles Sapong and Fabian Herbers.

Brandon Vazquez converted a penalty approaching the hour mark to pull a goal back for Atlanta, who are fourth in the Eastern Conference, while the Fire are eighth and a point adrift of the play-off places.

Elsewhere, New York City extended their unbeaten streak to 14 games in all competitions by beating Seattle Sounders 3-0, Houston Dynamo snapped their losing run with a 4-0 drubbing of New York Red Bulls, Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union were 3-1 winners over Orlando City, Minnesota United trumped San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 and Real Salt Lake edged Columbus Crew 1-0.

LA Galaxy were well beaten in the California Clasico in MLS on Saturday, while Minnesota United thrashed Cincinnati 7-1.

Looking to capitalise on Los Angeles FC's shock loss to the Colorado Rapids, Galaxy went down to the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 at Stanford Stadium.

Valeri Qazaishvili's 20-yard strike gave San Jose an 11th-minute lead and they sealed their win late on.

Shea Salinas doubled the lead with eight minutes remaining and Tommy Thompson's individual effort secured three points.

The result left Galaxy six points adrift of Western Conference leaders LAFC, while the Earthquakes jumped to fifth.

At Allianz Field, Minnesota United crushed Cincinnati 7-1.

The hosts struck four times in the first half through Ike Opara, Hassani Dotson, Ethan Finlay and Angelo Rodriguez.

They added three more goals in the final 20 minutes, including Opara completing his brace, in a thrashing of the Eastern Conference's bottom team.

Elsewhere, Justin Meram's brace lifted Atlanta United to a 2-1 win over Montreal Impact.

DC United closed the gap to Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union despite needing a 92nd-minute penalty from Wayne Rooney to draw 1-1 at home to Toronto.

DC are within a point of Philadelphia, who suffered a 4-2 loss to New York City at Yankee Stadium.

Nani set up both goals in Orlando City's 2-0 win over Columbus Crew, Sam Johnson netted a brace in Real Salt Lake's 2-0 victory against Sporting Kansas City and New England Revolution edged Houston Dynamo 2-1.

Kelvin Leerdam's 96th-minute goal saw the Seattle Sounders overcome the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0.

New York City crushed MLS strugglers FC Cincinnati 5-2 courtesy of Heber's double to extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games.

Heber scored twice and even netted an own goal, while Maxi Moralez had a goal and two assists as New York outclassed the league's bottom side on Thursday.

New York were unstoppable from the outset at Yankee Stadium, where Alexandru Mitrita, Heber and Ismael Tajouri scored inside 29 minutes.

Mitrita broke the deadlock in the 11th minute and Heber doubled the lead six minutes later before Tajouri made it 3-0.

Heber got himself on the scoresheet again prior to half-time, albeit at the other end, after turning the ball into his own net.

However, Heber restored New York's three-goal advantage four minutes into the second half – the Brazilian using his chest to control the ball and volleying past Spencer Richey.

Another own goal, this time from New York substitute Sebastien Ibeagha gifted Cincinnati another goal in the 76th minute but Moralez added a fifth late on for the home side.

New York moved within a point of fifth-placed New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference, while lowly Cincinnati remain rooted to the bottom of the table with the league's worst record.

MLS Supporters' Shield leaders Los Angeles FC defeated Portland Timbers 3-2, while defending champions Atlanta United won thanks to Josef Martinez.

High-flying LAFC crashed the re-opening of Portland's Providence Park on Saturday – star Carlos Vela scoring again to lead the visitors.

Vela broke the deadlock with his league-leading 16th goal of the campaign after the former Arsenal and Real Sociedad forward slotted in the sixth-minute opener.

Diego Rossi made it 2-0 for LAFC in the 34th minute before Cristhian Paredes reduced the Timbers' deficit within a minute of the second half.

However, Latif Blessing restored LAFC's two-goal advantage eight minutes later, with Brian Fernandez's late bicycle kick proving a consolation.

Unbeaten in eight games and with just one defeat all season, LAFC are nine points clear of city rivals LA Galaxy in the Western Conference.

Martinez, meanwhile, was the hero as Atlanta accounted for Chicago Fire 2-0 on home soil at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Venezuela international recorded his second consecutive brace to lead Atlanta to back-to-back victories.

Martinez, who has five goals in his past three games, scored twice in the first half as Atlanta moved within a point of Eastern Conference leaders DC United.

Wayne Rooney's DC were held to a 1-1 draw by San Jose Earthquakes, who were again aided by record goalscorer Chris Wondolowski.

In other results, Nani scored in Orlando City's 3-0 win at Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls routed Real Salt Lake 4-0, Colorado Rapids beat FC Cincinnati 3-1, Houston Dynamo drew 1-1 with Sporting Kansas City, Dallas edged Seattle Sounders 2-1 and New York City earned a 2-2 draw against Columbus Crew.

Wayne Rooney helped DC United claim a dramatic late draw in MLS on Saturday, while Philadelphia Union suffered a surprise loss.

Rooney's 90th-minute penalty saw DC secure a 1-1 draw against New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

New England goalkeeper Matt Turner was sent off in the 56th minute after a heavy challenge on Rooney, but the hosts still took the lead through a Juan Agudelo header.

However, Rooney stepped up to convert a late spot-kick as DC United took a one-point lead atop the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia could have moved top, but they suffered a 3-1 loss at home to the Portland Timbers.

Brian Fernandez scored a first-half brace, heading in an Andy Polo cross before completing a wonderful team move.

Diego Valeri's brilliant curling strike from 20 yards sealed Portland's win after Kacper Przybylko had pulled a goal back for Union.

The defeat ended Philadelphia's six-match unbeaten run.

Elsewhere, the New York Red Bulls stretched their unbeaten streak to four games by beating Cincinnati 2-0.

Minnesota United edged Houston Dynamo 1-0, the Vancouver Whitecaps overcame Dallas 2-1 and Chicago Fire drew 1-1 against New York City.

Nicolas Mezquida's late goal lifted the Colorado Rapids to a 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew.

Los Angeles FC moved further clear atop the Western Conference in MLS, while Philadelphia Union are at the summit in the east.

Carlos Vela continued his prolific campaign for LA, scoring in a 3-0 win over Columbus Crew in Ohio on Saturday.

Mark-Anthony Kaye opened the scoring before half-time, neatly tucking away a lovely pass from Latif Blessing.

LAFC left it late to seal their win, Adama Diomande scoring before a brilliant 20-yard strike from Vela made it 3-0.

Vela is up to 12 goals in as many games this MLS season, while LAFC moved five points clear at the top.

LA Galaxy are still second despite a third straight loss, going down to New York City 2-0.

The Seattle Sounders joined them on 22 points, though, after overcoming the Houston Dynamo 1-0.

In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia Union went three points clear at the top courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Toronto.

Chris Mavinga's unfortunate own goal gave Philadelphia the lead at BMO Field, only for Alejandro Pozuelo's 20-yard free-kick to bring Toronto level.

But Union found a 68th-minute winner through Jamiro Monteiro, who put away a pass from Kacper Przybylko.

Elsewhere, Cincinnati upset Montreal Impact 2-1 and Chicago Fire overcame Minnesota United 2-0.

The Colorado Rapids remain winless after going down to Real Salt Lake 3-2, New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 and the New York Red Bulls recorded a 3-1 win over Dallas.

Philadelphia Union humbled New England Revolution 6-1 to stay top of the MLS Eastern Conference, while Wayne Rooney's DC United are level on points.

It was a party at Talen Energy Stadium, where Sergio Santos scored twice in the second half to lead the Union to a crushing victory on Saturday.

New England's Juan Fernando Caicedo had cancelled out Jack Elliot's 11th-minute opener, but Philadelphia steamrolled the visitors thanks to Ilsinho, Santos, Kacper Przybylko and David Accam.

The Union and DC are level on 20 points in the east, though Philadelphia are top due to their superior goal difference after 11 matches.

Former Manchester United and England captain Rooney converted a 45th-minute penalty as DC defeated Columbus Crew 3-1.

Goals from Rooney, Luciano Acosta and Paul Arriola helped snapped DC's three-game winless streak at home.

Meanwhile, Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored but LA Galaxy lost 3-2 away to New York Red Bulls.

Ibrahimovic took his season tally to nine goals as he gave the high-flying Galaxy a 2-1 lead before half-time.

However, the Red Bulls netted two unanswered goals in the second half via Marc Rzatkowski and substitute Derrick Etienne Jr to end the Galaxy's seven-game unbeaten run.

The loss left the second-placed Galaxy two points behind Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Chicago Fire.

Houston Dynamo are three points behind the Galaxy following their 2-1 win against rivals Dallas, New York City continued their resurgence with a 2-0 victory at Montreal Impact and in-form Portland Timbers were 2-1 winners over Real Salt Lake.

Elsewhere, Orlando City lost 2-0 at home to Toronto, Minnesota United drew 1-1 with Seattle Sounders and 10-man San Jose Earthquakes defeated struggling FC Cincinnati 1-0.

MLS champions Atlanta United won their first home game of the season to ease pressure on Frank de Boer, while Sporting Kansas City and New England Revolution drew 4-4.

Atlanta overcame fellow strugglers and winless Colorado Rapids 1-0 courtesy of Julian Gressel at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday.

Struggling for form since former Inter and Crystal Palace boss De Boer replaced Gerardo Martino at the start of the season, Atlanta finally gave their fans something to celebrate on home soil following two draws and a loss.

Gressel's goal with 16 minutes remaining gave Atlanta their second win in five matches, though the titleholders remain 10th in the 12-team Eastern Conference and four points adrift of the top seven while the Rapids are bottom in the west with just two points.

New York City occupy the seventh and final playoff spot in the east following their 1-1 draw at home to Orlando City, whose Nani scored his fifth goal in four games.

It was an eight-goal thriller in Kansas City, where Sporting and nine-man New England shared the points on Saturday.

Sporting KC rescued a draw thanks to Krisztian Nemeth's 83rd-minute equaliser against the visiting Revolution, who had Brandon Bye and Jalil Anibaba sent off in the second half.

New England opened the scoring and led 3-1 and 4-2 thanks to Juan Caicedo's first-half brace before Sporting KC rallied and capitalised on their numerical advantage through Nemeth and Felipe Gutierrez – the pair netting two goals apiece.

Philadelphia Union lost ground on Eastern Conference leaders DC United after a 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps, FC Dallas played out a goalless stalemate with San Jose Earthquakes and lowly New York Red Bulls accounted for FC Cincinnati 1-0.

Houston Dynamo were too good for Columbus Crew 2-0, while Toronto lost 2-1 at home to Portland Timbers – who claimed back-to-back victories.

Wayne Rooney helped DC United move clear atop the Eastern Conference in MLS, while LA Galaxy were held to a draw on Wednesday.

Rooney's fifth goal of the season saw DC United overcome the Columbus Crew 1-0 at MAPFRE Stadium.

The former Manchester United captain struck approaching the half-hour mark for the game's only goal.

Rooney stepped up to take a free-kick from the edge of the area, curling his strike into the bottom corner.

The win was DC's fifth in nine games this season, moving them three points clear at the top.

LA Galaxy were unable to find a way through against Minnesota United, drawing 0-0 at Allianz Field.

The result left the Galaxy in second in the Western Conference, three points behind rivals Los Angeles FC.

Montreal Impact are second to DC United and recorded a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution thanks to a late double from Anthony Jackson-Hamel.

New York City claimed a much-needed win by beating Chicago Fire 1-0, while the Seattle Sounders came from behind to draw 2-2 at home to the San Jose Earthquakes.

Los Angeles FC continued their flying start to the MLS season with a rout of Seattle Sounders, while New York City won for the first time.

Carlos Vela scored a brace as LAFC crushed Seattle 4-1 on Sunday to boost their position atop the Western Conference.

It was a perfect Easter outing for LAFC at Banc of California Stadium, where Vela opened the scoring in the 12th minute in Los Angeles.

Eduard Atuesta doubled the lead six minutes before half-time after sidestepping Roman Torres en route to goal.

Harry Shipp reduced the deficit with a powerful effort six minutes into the second half but that is as good as it got for the Sounders.

Vela took his tally to a league-leading 10 goals after rounding Stefan Frei four minutes later, while Christian Ramirez curled home a fourth just past the hour-mark.

LAFC – who have scored four or more goals in a game 11 times since joining the league last season – are four points clear of city rivals LA Galaxy in the west and six ahead of the Sounders.

Meanwhile, New York ended their winless start to the season after stunning Eastern Conference leaders DC United 2-0.

After five draws and a loss to open the campaign, New York finally had something to celebrate thanks to Alexandru Mitrita and Heber in Washington.

Los Angeles FC defeated Cincinnati 2-0 on Saturday to remain top of the Western Conference in MLS, as DC United took advantage of a slip up from Columbus Crew.

Mark-Anthony Kaye headed home Carlos Vela's corner in the 32nd minute at Banc of California Stadium to put LAFC ahead against their fellow expansion franchise.

And Vela sealed all three points in second-half stoppage time, receiving a pass from Eduard Atuesta before advancing into the area and firing a low finish past Spencer Richey.

The result leaves LAFC three points clear of second-placed Seattle Sounders, who had Will Bruin's brace to thank for a 3-2 win over Toronto, Jozy Altidore netting a double in vain for the visitors to CenturyLink Field.

LA Galaxy are a point further back in third after winning their fourth match in succession as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's pair of first-half strikes earned a 2-0 victory at home to Philadelphia Union, who had Auston Trusty sent off for committing a second bookable offence with 14 minutes to go. 

In the Eastern Conference, DC United came from a goal down to win 3-2 away to Colorado Rapids and go top of the standings.

Columbus Crew dropped to second following a 1-0 loss at Montreal Impact, who are now just two points behind them in third place.

There were five goals inside the first 32 minutes of Minnesota United's match at home to New York City, who had Ismael Tajouri to thank for rescuing a point in a 3-3 draw and sparing the blushes of Sean Johnson, the goalkeeper having conceded a comical own goal to gift the hosts the advantage.

MLS Cup holders Atlanta United claimed their first league win under Frank de Boer thanks to Ezequiel Barco's double in a 2-0 victory at New England Revolution.

In other matches, there were 2-1 wins for Real Salt Lake, Dallas and Houston Dynamo against Orlando City, Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes respectively.

Nani opened his account for Orlando City with two goals and the last-gasp winner against Colorado Rapids, while Wayne Rooney saw red in DC United's big MLS loss at home to Los Angeles FC.

Recruited from Sporting CP, former Manchester United star Nani converted an 89th-minute penalty as Orlando prevailed 4-3 in a thriller for their first home win of the season on Saturday.

Nani cancelled out Kei Kamara's ninth-minute opener with a header just past the half-hour mark before Tesho Akindele put Orlando ahead two minutes later.

After an hour-long weather delay during the interval, two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Nicolas Mezquida and Cole Bassett swung the match in Colorado's favour 19 minutes from time in Orlando.

However, Orlando's Christopher Mueller equalised in the 81st minute and Nani completed the comeback thanks to his dramatic late penalty.

It was a day to forget for United after Rooney was sent off in their 4-0 demolition at the hands of LAFC, who were inspired by Diego Rossi's hat-trick.

With United already trailing 3-0 at half-time, Rooney received his first MLS red card for a dangerous lunging challenge on Los Angeles' Rossi.

"Yeah I think it was a red card," said Rooney, who initially received a caution before VAR intervened. "I've lunged. I tried to win the ball, and I’ve caught the player. I have no arguments."

Rossi took his season tally to six goals as unbeaten LAFC made it five wins from six matches to sit top of the Western Conference.

Columbus Crew continue to fly high following their 1-0 victory against 10-man New England Revolution, Toronto were held to a 2-2 draw by Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers remain winless after going down 3-0 to San Jose Earthquakes.

New York Red Bulls crashed to a third consecutive defeat after a 2-1 loss to Minnesota United, Alejandro Bedoya's 90th-minute goal saw Philadelphia Union past FC Dallas 2-1, Seattle Sounders edged Real Salt Lake 1-0, while 10-man Montreal Impact drew 0-0 away to New York City.

Alejandro Pozuelo produced a masterclass of skill on his debut to inspire Toronto's 4-0 demolition of New York City in MLS on Friday.

Pozuelo scored twice – both incredible chips – in his first appearance as Toronto preserved its 100 per cent record after the opening three matches of the season.

Toronto led 1-0 at half-time on home soil thanks to Altidore, who side-footed past NYC goalkeeper Sean Johnson approaching the half-hour mark.

Pozuelo – brought to the club from Belgian side Genk as a replacement for Sebastian Giovinco – set up Altidore for the opener.

And, the former Real Betis and Swansea City attacker got in on the action two minutes before the hour via a sublime 'Panenka' penalty.

Pozuelo made it 3-0 with 12 minutes remaining when he audaciously and nonchalantly chipped the goalkeeper from just inside the penalty area, sparking wild scenes.

Jay Chapman came off the bench to replace Pozuelo and capped the scoring in the 83rd minute as New York was left still searching for its first win of the campaign.

 

Kendall Waston wrote his name into FC Cincinnati history as Major League Soccer’s newest franchise recorded their first victory in a 3-0 triumph against Portland Timbers.

Club captain Watson netted the first MLS goal in Cincinnati after 15 minutes to give the Orange and Blue a perfect start in front of 32,250 fans at Nippert Stadium.

Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne extended the lead in the second half to get the Ohio-based side up and running in Week 3, while Larrys Mabiala was sent off for the Timbers.

Veteran United States international Jozy Altidore made a dream return from injury to net a later winner as Toronto FC edged out New England Revolution 3-2 at BMO Field.

Carles Gil had given the Revs a ninth-minute lead before Ayo Akinola and Jordan Hamilton flipped the game on its head at 2-1 before half-time.

Former Spain Under-21 international Gil levelled the scores up after the break but Altidore came off the bench to score a decisive strike for the Reds on 80 minutes, several months after being sidelined with an ankle injury.

Mexico international Carlos Vela saved the day for Los Angeles FC, twice scoring equalising goals to spoil the party for New York FC at Yankee Stadium.

Romanian striker Alexandru Mitrita struck his first goal since joining NYCFC as a designated player in the off-season on 39 minutes, but Vela pounced four minutes later.

Alexander Ring restored the Blues lead on 62 minutes before Vela made sure he had the final word from the penalty spot on 76 minutes to earn a share of the spoils.

 

A thriller in the Bronx ends with a share of the spoils.#NYCvLAFC pic.twitter.com/OHM9dIDKQt

— LAFC (@LAFC) March 17, 2019

Johnny Russell saved the day for Sporting KC when he scored in the 88th minute to deny Colorado Rapids a victory.

Diego Rubio had opened the scoring on 54 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The points were also shared at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as defending MLS Cup champions Atlanta United were held by Philadelphia Union.

Brenden Aaronson’s 47th-minute strike had set the visitors up for an upset victory, until Ezequiel Barco levelled the game at 1-1 on 70 minutes.

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