Chicago Fire 2, Houston Dynamo 3
Alberth Elis scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season in the second half to lift the Houston Dynamo to a 3-2 comeback victory over a depleted Chicago Fire at Toyota Park on Sunday afternoon.
Romell Quioto also scored early for the Dynamo, who secured their first away win despite seeing their lead turn into a deficit later in the first half when Nemanja Nikolic scored and then assisted Diego Campos in a two-minute stretch.
Elis equalized from the penalty spot 11 minutes after the break, converting a chance earned when Mauro Manotas beat Fire goalkeeper Richard Sanchez to the ball in the area.
Then Elis put the Dynamo in front for good when he finished off a counterattack created by fellow Honduran Boniek Garcia’s service. That was enough to ensure victory against a Fire side that added Dax McCarty (hamstring) this week to their lengthy list of injured, unavailable players.
- 4′ – HOU – Romell Quioto
- 14′ – CHI – Nemanja Nikolic
- 16′ – CHI – Diego Campos
- 56′ – HOU – Alberth Elis (PK)
- 74′ – HOU – Alberth Elis
Atlanta United 1, New York Red Bulls 3
Bradley Wright-Phillips hit a brace after halftime to lift the New York Red Bulls to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday evening, a result marred by injuries to the Red Bulls’ Kemar Lawrence and Tyler Adams.
After drawing a penalty to help his side pull even late in the first half, Wright-Phillips twice sent headers past Atlanta’s Brad Guzan in the space of four minutes to push the Red Bulls to a fifth-straight league victory.
Those goals pulled Wright-Phillips even with Josef Martinez and Gyasi Zardes for the league lead with eight goals. Earlier, Martinez had a goal disallowed for a foul following a video review.
Atlanta’s comeback task grew even tougher after Greg Garza was sent off in the 71st minute for a violent challenge. But the final stages of the Red Bulls’ victory — including 12 minutes of stoppage time — were subdued after Lawrence suffered an injury after an awkward fall.
The Jamaican outside back left the field on a stretcher with his head and neck immobilized but appeared to be moving his upper extremities.
In the same sequence, an emotional-looking Adams departed the match while showing signs of a right knee injury.
- 26′ – ATL – Ezequiel Barco
- 42′ – RBNY – Daniel Royer (PK)
- 51′ – RBNY – Bradley Wright-Phillips
- 55′ – RBNY – Bradley Wright-Phillips