MLS: Single-day scoring record obliterated

Saturday's 13 MLS games produced a total of 57 goals, the most in a single day in league history, besting the previous record by 11 goals.

Goals came early and late with no guarantee that leads would hold up.

Three teams -- Charlotte FC, NYCFC and Minnesota United -- scored in first four minutes and lost. Portland went ahead in sixth minute of stoppage time but conceded tying own goal to FC Dallas four minutes later.

Eastern Conference:
Charlotte FC 2 Chicago 3. (Goals: Reyna 1, Swiderski 45; Przybyko 21, 52, Navarro 24. Att.: 32,538.)
FC Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 1. (Goals: Vazquez 50, Brenner 55, Barreal 71; Aaronson 77. Att.: 23,443.)
Columbus 3 NYCFC 2. (Goals: Hernandez 20, Zelarayan 27, 75; own goal 3,  Pereira 64. Att.: 18,609.)
D.C. United 0 NY Red Bulls 0. (Att.: 16,258.)
CF Montreal 2 Inter Miami 2. (Goals: Quioto 5, 21 pen.; Higuaín 6, Rodríguez 79. Att.: 18,007.)
Orlando City 0 New England 3. (Goals: Polster 20, Kaptoum 51, Kessler 75. Att.: 16,906.)

• 'An important win at an important time' for FCC. FC Cincinnati beat first-place Philadelphia for the first time in eight tries, moving into sixth place with the 3-1 win. Brandon Vazquez moved into second place in the MLS race for the Golden Boot with his 14th goal. Two more Cincinnati goals followed in the next 21 minutes. "It was an important win at an important time," said first-year FCC head coach Pat Noonan, a former Union assistant. "I think based on our home form and our opponent, I don't think I would have expected us to create as many chances against a very good defensive team as we did."

• Fire moves above playoff line. Despite conceding a goal in the first minute, the Fire prevailed at Charlotte FC, 3-2, for its second-consecutive victory on the road. Polish forward Kacper Przybyko (photo) scored twice to move the Fire above the playoff line and stretch its unbeaten run to five matches. Chicago was in 12th place three weeks ago but moved into seventh place, ahead of Orlando City, Inter Miami and New England on tiebreakers.

Western Conference:
Sporting KC 4 LA Galaxy 2. (Goals: Thommy 10, Agada 40, 45+5, Salloi, 90+5; Chicharito 83, 90+2 pen. Att.: 18,101.)
Austin FC 3 San Jose 3. (Goals: Cascante 6, Driussi 26,  44; Kikanovic 8, Marie 20, Ebobisse 88. Att.: 20,738.)
Colorado 4 Minnesota United 3. (Goals: Zardes 7, 15, 61, Rubio 11; Danladi 4, Amarilla 43, Kallman 81. Att.: 14,738.)
Real Salt Lake 1 LAFC 4. (Goals: Cordova 12; Arango 9, 60, Acosta 17, Bale 87. Att.: 21,810.)
Portland 1 FC Dallas 1. (Goals: Loria 90+6; own goal 90+10. Att.: 24,114.)

• Zardes leads Rapids past Loons. Colorado fell behind Minnesota United in the fourth minute, but was ahead 3-1 by the 15th minute with three goals in eight minutes. Following a 90-minute weather delay at halftime, Gyasi Zardes completed a hat trick and the Rapids held on for a 4-3 win. They moved into 10th place, within three points of the playoff line, benefiting from losses by Nashville SC, Seattle and the LA Galaxy and Portland's tie with FC Dallas.

Golazo: Gareth Bale scores for LAFC after a run of 40 yards down the right wing:



Inter-conference:
Atlanta United FC 2 Seattle 1. (Goals: Cisneros 23, Gutman 90+4; Roldan 68. Att.: 68,586.)
Nashville SC  3 Toronto FC 4. (Goals: Mukhtar 41 pen., Bunbury 45+4, Zimmerman 84; Osorio 19, 44, Bernardeschi 54 pen., Insigne 77. Att.: 26,326.)

Golazo: Lorenzo Insigne provides Toronto FC an insurance goal with his first MLS goal:

Photo: Chicago Fire FC.

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