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.
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).