MLS roundup: Ibrahimovic helps Galaxy defeat Fire
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in his first MLS start and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Chicago Fire, 1-0, on Saturday.
Ibrahimovic headed home Ashley Cole’s deep diagonal cross in the first minute of first-half stoppage time. The Swedish forward played as a substitute in his first two appearances for the Galaxy (3-2-1). He has three goals in 127 minutes.
Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham made four saves to preserve his second clean sheet of the season.
RAPIDS 2, TORONTO FC 0
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jack Price scored his first career MLS goal in the second minute, Shkelzen Gashi added a penalty kick late in the second half, and Colorado beat Toronto.
Price gave the Rapids (2-1-2) the lead about 80 seconds into the match, intercepting Drew Moor’s attempted clearance just outside the penalty arc and sending back a knuckling right-footed shot that beat goalkeeper Clint Irwin. Dominique Badji drew a penalty against Liam Fraser in the 77th minute and Gashi converted it a minute later to make it 2-0.
RED BULLS 3, IMPACT 1
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips had a goal and an assist to help New York beat Montreal.
Wright-Phillips opened the scoring for the Red Bulls (3-2-0) in the fifth minute, beating goalkeeper Evan Bush into the upper right corner.
FC DALLAS 1,
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jacori Hayes scored his first MLS goal and Jimmy Maurer had his second shutout in FC Dallas’ victory over New England.
DC UNITED 1, CREW 0
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ulises Segura scored his first MLS goal and Steve Clark had a shutout in his first action of the season to help DC United beat Columbus at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.