Will Bruin and Cristian Roldan scored two minutes apart midway through the second half and the Seattle Sounders stayed unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday.

Seattle knocked Toronto from the ranks of the unbeatens in the only regular-season matchup between the MLS Cup finalists from 2016 and 2017. Bruin scored twice starting in place of injured striker Raul Ruidiaz, and Roldan’s goal in the 68th minute — his first of the season — proved to be the difference.

Seattle (5-0-1) is off to its best start in franchise history and set the stage for an important upcoming stretch with two games in seven days against Los Angeles FC. Toronto (3-1-1) entered the weekend having played just four league games and was the only unbeaten remaining in the Eastern Conference.

Seattle Sounders defender Kelvin Leerdam, right, kicks the ball away from Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Sounders defender Kelvin Leerdam, right, kicks the ball away from Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jozy Altidore scored twice for Toronto.

DYNAMO 2, EARTHQUAKES 1

HOUSTON (AP) — Tomas Martinez scored his first goal of the season, Mauro Manotas had two assists and Houston beat San Jose for its fourth straight victory.

Martinez ripped a left-footer from near the spot just inside the post to make cap the scoring in the 60th minute. Alberth Elis gave Houston (4-0-1) a 1-0 lead in the 52nd. Jackson Yueill scored for San Jose (1-5-0) in the 56th. The match was delayed 73 minutes at halftime because of inclement weather.

IMPACT 1, CREW 0

MONTREAL (AP) — Harry Novillo scored his first MLS goal to help Montreal beat Columbus.

Evan Bush made five saves for his third consecutive shutout for the Impact (3-2-2).

Zack Steffen made six saves for the Crew (4-2-1).

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