Luis Gil ended a scoring drought with a header early in the second half, and Javier Morales also scored to lead Real Salt Lake to a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night in Sandy, Utah.
Salt Lake (4-4-2) played without injured forwards Alvaro Saborio, Robbie Findley and Olmes Garcia. Coach Jason Kreis had to use his ninth starting lineup this season.
The Whitecaps (2-4-3) extended their Major League Soccer winless streak to seven games. Vancouver has not won since a 2-1 home victory over Columbus on March 9. The Whitecaps have given up at least two goals in five of those seven contests.
Salt Lake got on the scoreboard with Gil’s goal in the 47th minute. Nick Rimando set the scoring play in motion with a booming goal kick. Joao Plata corralled the deep ball on the right flank and sent a cross into Gil, who lunged forward and headed the ball into the net.
Morales made it 2-0 in the 71st minute as he tapped a running right footer inside the left post.
Red Bulls 1, at Crew 0: Tim Cahill scored on a rebound moments after a penalty kick save by Luis Robles, and New York went on to win.
Cahill headed a rebound in the 80th minute after Andy Gruenebaum made the initial save off a shot by Jonny Steele.
“Jonny hit a great strike,” Cahill said. “The keeper reacted with a save. (I saw) the keeper off the line and just lifted it over with an instinctive header. Overall, it’s a good reward for a hard day’s work.”
The Red Bulls had three shots on goal, all in the second half, but won their third consecutive match.
Impact 2, at Earthquakes 2: Sam Cronin scored in the first minute of second-half injury time to give San Jose a draw against Montreal.
Justin Mapp scored in the 24th and 47th minutes to give Montreal a 2-0 lead, but San Jose rookie Adam Jahn got one back in the 59th.
Cronin took one touch off a knockdown header from Chris Wondolowski and lashed a shot home from 20 yards for his first goal of the season.
Montreal extended its unbeaten streak to three matches, while San Jose has tied four of the past five matches.
At Rapids 1, Toronto FC 0: Edson Buddle scored in the 86th minute to lift Colorado over Toronto.
After finding the ball just outside the crease when Toronto defender Logan Emory gave it up, Buddle found the back of the net for his first goal of the season.
Colorado has scored four goals in its past five games, though it has been outscored 9-8 overall this season.
Toronto has dropped back-to-back games after four consecutive ties