CARSON, California (AP) — Emmanuel Boateng had a goal and two assists as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 5-2 on Saturday night to snap the Utah team’s three-game winning streak.
Gyasi Zardes tied it with a right-footed blast in the 19th minute and Mike Magee smashed in Boateng’s cross for the go-ahead goal in the 26th. Boateng scored his first MLS goal in the 41st minute and set up Giovani dos Santos’ left-footed chip shot to make it 4-1 for the Galaxy (4-1-2) shortly before halftime.
Nick Rimando saved Steven Gerrard’s penalty kick in the sixth minute and Juan Manuel Martinez gave Real Salt Lake (4-1-2) the early lead on a header in the 16th. Javier Morales’ penalty kick pulled RSL to 4-2 in the 71st minute.
Gerrard capped the scoring for LA with his first goal of the season in the 91st.
In Vancouver, Jordan Harvey and Kekuta Manneh scored and FC Dallas had an own-goal in a 3-0 Whitecaps victory that snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for the MLS-leading visitors.
Shut out in three straight games, Vancouver (3-4-1) took the lead in the 35th minute when Manneh whipped in a cross that Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz punched into his own net off defender Maynor Figueroa.
Harvey made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute off a Cristian Techera’s corner after the ball fell to him in the Dallas penalty area. Manneh sealed it in the 77th when Blas Perez — just into the match as a sub against his former team — touched the ball to Manneh for a shot through Seitz’s legs.
In Montreal, Sebastian Giovinco scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season to help Toronto win 2-0 away.
The reigning Major League Soccer MVP scored from the penalty spot in the first half and on a counterattack in the second.
Toronto improved to 3-2-2, and Montreal dropped to 4-3-0.
In Colorado, Jermaine Jones, Luis Solignac and Kevin Doyle scored as the Rapids beat Seattle 3-1 for its third straight victory.
Doyle capped the scoring in the 86th minute with a toe-punch finish off Dennis Castillo’s cross. Seattle’s Brad Evans was sent off for unsporting behavior following the goal. Jordan Morris had made it 2-1 by scoring for Seattle in the 63rd minute.
In other games, Columbus beat 10-man Houston 1-0 in Ohio, D.C. United won 3-0 at home against the struggling New England, and Philadelphia beat visiting New York City 2-0.
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