Kansas City, Kan. • Ike Opara, Jimmy Medranda and Saad Abdul-Salaam scored their first goals of the season, Tim Melia had his eighth shutout and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Saturday to move back into first place in the Western Conference.
Sporting KC improved to 6-0-1 at home, outscoring opponents 16-2. Melia also had eight shutouts in each of the last two seasons after he was signed by KC.
Expansion Minnesota is 4-8-1 overall and 0-5-2 on the road.
NYCFC 2, Union 1 • In New York, Maxime Chanot and Alexander Callens scored off corners in the final 10 minutes in New York City's FC'S victory over Philadelphia.