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Sounders score twice in final minutes to beat Crew 2-1

Seattle Sounders' Cristian Roldan, left, and Columbus Crew's Darlington Nagbe fight for a loose ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Xavier Arreaga and Will Bruin scored late goals about a minute apart to help the Seattle Sounders beat the defending champion Columbus Crew 2-1 on Saturday.

Arreaga redirected a shot by Raúl Ruidíaz that trickled over the line in the 88th minute, and Bruin ripped a right-footer past the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Eloy Room in the 89th.

Western Conference-leading Seattle (12-3-6) has won three games in a row and is unbeaten in four.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his first goal of the season for Columbus in the 77th.

Columbus (6-9-6) has lost six games in row, its longest skid in more than two decades and the longest losing streak by a defending champ in MLS history.

The Crew beat Seattle 3-0 in the 2020 MLS Cup final.

REVOLUTION 4, FC CINCINNATI 1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Adam Buksa scored twice, Tajon Buchanan and Emmanuel Boateng each added a goal and an assist and the MLS-leading New England beat FC Cincinnati.

New England (15-3-4) has won seven of its last nine games, including the last four in a row. The Revolution have 49 points after 22 games, tied for the most at this stage of a season in MLS history with 2019 Los Angeles FC.

Brenner Souza da Silva for Cincinnati (3-8-8), which is winless in a franchise-record 10 straight matches, though seven of those have been ties.

INTER MIAMI 3, TORONTO FC 1

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rodolfo Pizarro scored two goals, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez had two assists and Inter Miami beat Toronto FC.

Miami (6-9-4) extended its record home winning streak to four, winning by more than one goal at home for the first time in the franchise’s two-year history.

Robbie Robinson also scored for Miami. Nick Marsman lost his shutout on an own goal.

SPORTING K.C. 0, MINNESOTA UNITED 0, TIE

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tim Melia tied his season high with seven saves and short-handed Sporting Kansas City held on to tie Minnesota United.

Rémi Walter was shown a straight red card in the 21st for a dangerous studs-up foul and Kansas City (11-4-6) played a man down down the rest of the way.

Melia has three shutouts in the last four games. Tyler Miller had five saves for Minnesota (7-6-7). He has seven shutouts this season.

ATLANTA UNITED 2, D.C. UNITED 1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcelino Moreno had a goal and an assist, Josef Martínez scored his seventh goal of the season and Atlanta beat D.C.

Brad Guzan made six saves for Atlanta (6-6-9).

Yordy Reyna scored for D.C. United (8-10-3).

FC DALLAS 2, DYNAMO 2, TIE

HOUSTON (AP) — Matias Vera scored in the 72nd minute and Houston tied FC Dallas.

Ema Twumasi also scored for the Dynamo (3-8-10). Houston’s team-record winless streak reached 14 matches, eight of them draw.

Nkosi Burgess and Ricardo Pepi scored for Dallas (5-9-7).

MONTREAL 1, UNION 1, TIE

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Quinn Sullivan scored in the 87th to give Philadelphia the tie with Montreal.

Philadelphia (8-5-8) is unbeaten in nine home matches. Djordje Mihailovic scored for Montreal (7-7-7) late in the first half.

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