Edson Buddle scored two goals to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Carson, Calif.
Buddle has seven goals in four games. The Galaxy (4-0-0) ended a six-game winless streak to Real Salt Lake (1-2-1) and is off to its best start since 1998.
Buddle broke a 1-1 tie in the 76th minute on a sailing 18-yard shot inside the left post.
Buddle’s 7-yard header off Landon Donovan’s corner kick put Los Angeles ahead 1-0 in the 12th minute. Kyle Beckerman tied the score with a 26-yard shot in the 41st minute.
At Earthquakes 2, Revolution 0: Rookie Ike Opara scored in his second straight match and Chris Wondolowski had his first goal of the season as San Jose beat New England.
Opara’s goal, headed home off a corner kick from Bobby Convey in the 72nd minute, helped the Earthquakes (2-1-0) get above .500 for the first time.
Ryan Johnson split two Revs defenders with a perfect pass from inside the penalty box. Wondolowski ran to the ball and scored from point-blank range.
At Dynamo 3, Chivas USA 0: Geoff Cameron, Lovel Palmer and Dominic Oduro scored goals for Houston. The Dynamo got two saves from Pat Onstad and extended their home unbeaten streak against Chivas USA to eight games (6-0-2).
Chivas is winless in 10 straight games overall against Houston.
At Red Bulls 2, FC Dallas 1: Juan Pablo Angel scored his first two goals of the season in the second half, the second on a penalty kick in the final minute of regulation, as the Red Bulls (3-1-0) remained unbeaten in their new $200 million home, Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls, who won five games in 2009, didn’t win their third match a year ago until Aug. 23.
Fire 2, at D.C. United 0: Marco Pappa and Brian McBride scored late goals to give Chicago its first win.
Pappa scored in the 79th minute, finishing high past goalkeeper Troy Perkins after McBride’s back-heel flick redirected Patrick Nyarko’s cross.
McBride scored 10 minutes later, heading a long ball from his own goalkeeper, Andrew Dykstra, past Perkins.