NEW YORK (AP) " The Portland Timbers beat New York City 1-0 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday to take over the lead in the Western Conference standings.
Portland's Diego Valeri scored the only goal of the match, just before halftime. It was the seventh straight MLS game that the Argentine midfielder has scored, tying the MLS record set by Raul Diaz Arce in 1997 and equalled by Wolde Harris in 2000 and Carlos Ruiz in 2006.
Valeri's goal was his 17th in total this season as the Timbers leapfrogged Seattle on top of the Western Conference ladder, although the Sounders have two matches in hand.
New York remained second in the Eastern Conference but nine points behind runaway leaders Toronto, who thrashed San Jose 4-0.
US international striker Jozy Altidore, whose close friend Sloane Stephens won the US Open women's singles tennis title in New York at the same time he was playing his match, scored twice in the second half while Victor Vazquez opened the scoring in the first half and Canadian substitute Jonathan Osorio finished off the rout in the 66th minute.
Chicago remained third in the Eastern Conference after fighting back to draw 1-1 with the New York Red Bulls.
Bradley Wright-Phillips put the visitors ahead when he scored from a volley in the eighth minute but Chicago's Hungarian forward got the Fire back on level terms when he netted in the 66th minute.
Vancouver took over third place in the Western Conference after a 3-2 win over Real Salt Lake.
Cristian Techera scored for the Whitecaps after 29 minutes but Chris Wingert equalized for Real Salt Lake before the break.
Kendall Waston and Yordy Reyna gave Vancouver a two-goal cushion when each scored after the re-start before Tony Beltran pulled one back seven minutes from the end.
Colorado ended a run of nine matches without a win by beating Houston in dramatic fashion.
The match seemed to heading towards a scoreless draw when Senegalese forward struck for Colorado deep into stoppage time to secure a 1-0 win.
New England kept alive their playoff hopes with a 1-0 victory over Montreal, with veteran midfielder Lee Nguyen breaking the deadlock midway through the second half.
Minnesota and Philadelphia drew 1-1 while a nine-man Orlando held on to beat DC United 2-1 in Washington.
Cyle Larin and Giles Barnes scored first-half goals but Orlando were reduced to 10 men when Servando Carrasco was sent off for his second yellow card in the 79th minute. Kofi Opare pulled one back for United in the 89th minute then Orlando had a second player sent off when Seb Hines was shown a straight red in the fifth minute of stoppage time.