The New York Red Bulls won, 1-0, over lowly Columbus thanks to 30-yard shot from 16-year-old Josmer Altidore, a New Jersey native and former member of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program.
Two Crew players and a Red Bull were ejected.
Costa Rican forward Andy Heron scored his seventh goal of the season to give Chicago a 1-0 win over D.C. United, which had Brian Namoff and Joshua Gross red-carded.
Chivas USA, playing a man down for 31 minutes, earned a scoreless tie at Houston that keeps the Goats three points within the playoff zone with four
games left. ... Los Angeles remains in the West cellar after a scoreless with fourth-place Colorado.
MLS, WEEK 25
New York 1 Columbus 0
Real Salt Lake 3 FC Dallas 2
Los Angeles 0 Colorado 0
Chicago 1 D.C. United 0
Houston 0 Chivas USA 0
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