Crew breaks open East race

[MLS NAMES & NUMBERS] Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto made a case for 2008 Most Valuable Player with one goal and two assists in the Columbus Crew's 4-0 win over the New England Revolution in the battle of MLS's two best teams.

GUILLERMO BARROS SCHELOTTO. The Argentine made a case for 2008 Most Valuable Player with one goal and two assists in the Columbus Crew's 4-0 win over the New England Revolution in the battle of MLS's two best teams.

5. The Crew's lead in the Eastern Conference now stands at five points with seven games to play.

9. Revs keeper Matt Reis was called upon to make nine saves -- one shy of his career high -- as the Crew outshot New England, 27-4.

TIM REGAN. The former New York defender was working for Toronto FC as a scout when he signed to fill in for the depleted TFC backline against Chivas USA. Toronto FC was missing nine players on World Cup qualifying duty and paid for it, falling to Chivas USA, 3-1, at home.

STEPHEN KING. The rookie out of Maryland scored his second goal of the season to lead the Chicago Fire a 1-0 win over New York.

6. The loss ended the Red Bulls' six-game unbeaten streak.

DARREN HUCKERBY. The Englishman scored one goal and set up Arturo Alvarez for the other to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 win over D.C. United.

8. The win stretched the Quakes' unbeaten run to eight games.

11. The Los Angeles Galaxy's winless streak reached a club record 11 games when it tied Real Salt Lake, 2-2, at The Home Depot Center.

NATE JAQUA. The forward scored two second-half goals to give him four goals since returning from Austria and lead the Houston Dynamo past struggling Kansas City, 3-0.

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