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Late Crew goal forces tie in battle for East

In a battle of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, Alejandro Moreno scored the tying goal in the 59th minute to help the Columbus Crew push its home unbeaten streak to 17 games with a 1-1 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Christian Gomez scored his fourth goal in the 33rd minute to give East-leading United (5-3-9) the lead, but the Crew rallied to extend its streak despite being outshot 22-9. Columbus’ 11-0-6 run at Crew Stadium is one game shy of tying the MLS record for home unbeaten streaks.

Columbus (5-3-8) got the equalizer when Steven Lenhart, who entered at the start of the second half, flicked a cross from Emmanuel Ekpo to Moreno, and he settled the ball before scoring his third goal.

Fire 2, at Rapids 1: Marco Pappa and Wilman Conde scored, and Chicago ended a three-game losing streak – and a 10-game skid in Colorado.

Chicago (6-3-6) had been 0-6-4 on the road against the Rapids since 1999.

Jacob Peterson scored for Colorado (5-4-6), which has lost two straight for the first time this season.

Dynamo 1, at Wizards 0: Kei Kamara scored on Mike Chabala’s first career assist, giving Western Conference-leading Houston the victory over Kansas City.

Houston’s Pat Onstad made three saves for the Dynamo (9-3-4) for his eighth shutout of the year, giving him the MLS lead.

Kansas City (5-6-4) controlled play early, with three clear scoring opportunities in the first 11 minutes, before Houston scored on a counterattack in the 18th.

At FC Dallas 2, Red Bulls 1: Jeff Cunningham scored twice in a 2-minute span of the first half as FC Dallas extended New York’s road winless skid to 23 games.

FC Dallas (4-7-5) extended its unbeaten streak to three games while pushing the Red Bulls’ overall winless streak to 10.

The last win for New York (2-13-4) came on May 8, when it beat San Jose, 4-1.

At Galaxy 1, Revolution 0: Recently acquired Alecko Eskandarian scored in the eighth minute to lift Los Angeles (4-3-9) past New England (4-5-4).

Eskandarian, who made his debut with the Galaxy after being acquired from Chivas USA, volleyed Todd Dunivant’s diagonal pass from the left flank inside the left post from 11 yards.