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MLS • Sporting KC beat on an own goal

Published April 21, 2012 11:13 pm

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An own goal spoiled Sporting Kansas City's quest for an eighth straight victory.

Chance Myers' headed the ball into his own goal in the 41st minute against the Timbers for a 1-0 Portland upset on Saturday night at Jeld-Wen Field. Patrick Nyarko scored in the 58th minute, and the Chicago Fire beat winless Toronto FC 3-2 on Saturday.

Sporting KC was Major League Soccer's only undefeated team heading into the match.

Chicago 3, Toronto FC 2 • TorontoPatrick Nyarko scored in the 58th minute, and Chicago kept Toronto winless.

Toronto (0-6-0) is tied for the second-worst start in MLS history. Kansas City opened the 1999 season 0-7-0.

Houston 2, Columbus 2, tie • Brian Ching scored the tying goal in the 81st minute to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew on Saturday.

Ching took a pass from the right side by Will Bruin, who had the Dynamo's first goal in the 59th minute, and slotted the ball past goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.

Eddie Gaven scored twice for the Crew (2-3-1).

Los Angeles 2, Colorado 1 • Landon Donovan scored in the 39th minute and goalkeeper Josh Saunders stopped a penalty kick in added time as the Los Angeles Galaxy earned their first road win, a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Saunders made a diving save on a penalty kick by Omar Cummings to preserve the win.

David Beckham played after being questionable with back spasm for Los Angeles (3-3-0).

Philadelphia 1, Chivas USA 0 • Freddy Adu scored his first goal of the season as the Philadelphia Union handed Chivas USA their fourth straight home loss, 1-0 on Saturday.

The Union struck first in the 40th minute when Philadelphia caught Chivas on a counter as Michael Farfan went around a Chivas defender firing in a cross that deflected off of defender Rauwshan McKenzie and onto the back heel of Adu for the goal.