Eastern Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City suffered their third straight Major League Soccer defeat on Saturday, going down 2-1 at
Bobby Convey put Sporting ahead in the 31st minute but it all went wrong for the visitors after the interval. They were pegged back by Sebastian Grazzini's penalty equaliser on the hour, had Roger Espinoza sent off for elbowing Grazzini soon after and then a late Dominic Oduro tap-in condemned them to defeat.
It was a similar story in the match between
Western Conference leaders Real Salt Lake won 1-0 in Seattle, ending the Sounders' six-game winning streak. Edgar Espindola netted the game's only goal with a left-footed volley six minutes into the second half.
Beckham bags a point
A trademark David Beckham free-kick earned
Houston Dynamo got off to the perfect start in the first game at their new BBVA Compass Stadium home by beating DC United 1-0, Brad Davis' curling left-footed effort from 35 yards proving decisive.