Minnesota beat Salt Lake, Schweinsteiger scores for Chicago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) " Christian Ramirez scored twice in the second half as Minnesota United came from behind to beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Saturday and earn the franchise its first win in MLS.

Luke Mulholland put Real Salt Lake ahead with a goal after just four minutes but Kevin Molino equalized in the 16th minute as the teams went to the break level at 1-1.

Ramirez gave Minnesota United the lead in the 52nd minute then added a second 10 minutes later.

Johan Venegas made it 4-1 after 68 minutes before Real Salt Lake pulled one back through Yura Movsisyan three minutes from the end.

FIRE 2, IMPACT 2

BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois (AP) " Bastian Schweinsteiger capped his MLS debut with a brilliantly taken first-half goal to help the Chicago snatch a dramatic draw with Montreal.

A World Cup winner with Germany, Schweinsteiger could hardly have made a better start for his new team after leaving Manchester United, where he had spent most of his time on the bench.

The 32-year-old put his name on the scorer's list after just 17 minutes, climbing above the defense to connect with David Accam's corner and head the ball into the net to give his side the early lead.

Matteo Mancosu equalized for Montreal in the 61st minute then Chicago found themselves a man down after 71 minutes when Juninho was shown a second yellow card.

Montreal's Vctor Cabrera was also sent off, in the 80th minute, to make it 10 on 10 and the visitors looked to have pinched the win when Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla struck in the 90th minute.

But three minutes into stoppage time, Chicago scored again through Luis Solignac to earn a deserved share of the points.

DYNAMOS 4, RED BULLS 1

HOUSTON (AP) " Erick Torres completed a hat-trick as Houston beat the New York Red Bulls.

The Red Bulls went in front when Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 13th minute but Dylan Remick equalized a minute later with his first MLS goal.

Torres scored his first in the 41st minute when he converted from the penalty spot after Mauro Manotas was brought down in the box.

He scored again in the 56th minute then completed his hat-trick off a free kick in stoppage time.

NEW YORK CITY FC 2, EARTHQUAKES 1

NEW YORK (AP) " Jack Harrison and Thomas McNamara both scored as New York City FC overcame an early deficit to defeat a 10-man San Jose Earthquakes at Yankee Stadium.

Marco Urena scored his first goal for San Jose in the sixth minute but Harrison tied the scores just four minutes later after a clever back-heel pass from Spaniard David Villa.

McNamara came off the bench and scored the winner in the 67th minute before San Jose was reduced to 10 men Victor Bernardez was shown a straight red card for a foul.

DC UNITED 2, UNION 1

WASHINGTON (AP) " Jose Guillermo Ortiz and Luciano Acosta scored first half goals as DC United hung on to beat Philadelphia and register its first win of the season.

Ortiz opened the scoring in the 18th minute then Acosta doubled the lead in the 27th minute when he converted a penalty after Richie Marquez handballed inside the box.

C.J. Sapong pulled one back for Philadelphia midway through the second half but were unable to find an equalizer.

CREW 2, ORLANDO CITY SC 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Justin Meram scored in each half and the Columbus Crew beat Orlando City SC.

Meram opened the scoring in the 13th minute when he beat the offside trap and Orlando goalkeeper Joe Bendik.

Meram completed his brace when he struck again in the 77th minute with another calm finish.

WHITECAPS 4, GALAXY 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) " The Vancouver Whitecaps scored three times in the last 24 minutes to overturn a 2-1 deficit and an own goal to beat the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Matias Laba scored the last two goals after Fredy Montero had equalized after 66 minutes.

Cristian Techera had put the Whitecaps ahead after 19 minutes but an own goal and a superb strike from Romain Alessandrini gave the visitors the lead after half an hour.

Montero, back in the MLS on loan from China, came on as a substitute at half time and immediately made his impact felt, scoring the equalizer a minute before Laba put Vancouver ahead.

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