Cyle Larin scores twice, Orlando City beats NYCFC 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) " Cyle Larin scored twice to help Orlando City coach Jason Kreis notch a win against his former team, beating New York City 2-1 on Sunday to move atop the Eastern Conference standings.

Orlando City has won three straight and has a two-point lead over Columbus and the New York Red Bulls in the conference. The loss for NYCFC ended its 11-game unbeaten streak at home.

Larin scored from Scott Sutter's cross in the 31st minute and extended the lead to 2-0 with a headed goal 20 minutes later.

David Villa fired a long-range shot around goalkeeper Joe Bendik in the 74th to reduce the margin for NYCFC.

Kreis returned to Yankee Stadium for the first time since being dismissed in 2015 as NYCFC's inaugural coach.

In other games Sunday, defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-0 and Minnesota United edged the Colorado Rapids 1-0.

Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist as Seattle dominated at Carson, California to ended a run of six road games without a win.

Dempsey gave the Sounders a 1-0 lead in the 24th after heading home Nicolas Lodeiro's cross.

The Galaxy conceded an own goal before Dempsey assisted on Jordan Morris' goal in the 44th.

At Minneapolis, Miguel Ibarra scored with a diving header in the 72nd to register his first MLS goal.

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