Matt Polster scores, MLS-leading Revolution beat Union 1-0

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CHESTER, Pa. (AP)Matt Polster scored in the first half and the 10-man New England Revolution held off the Philadelphia Union 1-0 on Friday night.

MLS-leading New England (16-4-4) avoided back-to-back losses for the first time this season after its nine-match unbeaten run – with eight wins – was snapped Saturday. Philadelphia (8-7-8) has won only two of its last nine matches – with four losses.

Polster scored in the 33rd by redirecting Arnor Ingvi Traustason’s free kick at the back post. New England goalkeeper Brad Knighton had his fourth shutout of the season.

The Revolution were reduced to 10 men in the 59th minute when Traustason received his second yellow card near midfield for pulling down Nathan Harriel.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Hany Mukhtar scored a in each half and Nashville beat New York City FC in the first meeting between the clubs.

Nashville (9-2-11) is unbeaten in 15 home matches, including the playoffs, for the longest active streak in MLS. New York City (10-7-4) is winless in six road games, but it’s home winning streak is at seven.

Nashville also scored on Vuk Latinovich’s own goal. Valentin Castellanos scored in the 90th minute for NYCFC.

Each team was reduced to 10 men at the end of the first half. Maximiliano Moralez and McCarty were each give straight red cards following a pushing match.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mamadou Fall scored twice to help Los Angeles FC beat Sporting Kansas City.

Los Angeles (7-9-6) ended a club-record, eight-game winless streak. LAFC had never gone more than five straight games without a win before this season. Kansas City (11-5-7) has lost twice in its last 13 matches – with six victories.

Cristian Arango and Eduard Atuesta also scored.

Sporting KC was reduced to 10 men in the 58th minute when Roger Espinoza received a straight red card for a studs-up tackle of Cristian Arango.


HOUSTON (AP) – Yimmi Chara and Felipe Mora each scored and Portland beat Houston.

Portland (9-10-3) extended Houston’s club-record winless run to 16 games. The Dynamo (3-10-10) have not won since May 22.

Steve Clark had his fourth shutout

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