Red Bulls remain top, Salt Lake slip
The New York Red Bulls are top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference as Luke Rodgers' 22nd-minute goal proved enough to see off Sporting Kansas City 1-0.
The win was the Red Bulls' third in a row and kept them above the Philadelphia Union, who were also 1-0 winners at home to the
Emilio Renteria opened the scoring with a penalty five minutes into the second half and grabbed his second in open play in the 59th minute. Omar Salgado grabbed the Whitecaps' goal in the 69th minute.
Salt Lake stutter
Real Salt Lake failed to gain ground on Western Conference leaders
The Seattle Sounders moved level on points with Salt Lake and into third thanks to a 3-0 home win over Toronto FC. Alvaro Fernandez put the hosts in front in the ninth minute and they finished off the Canadians as Brad Evans scored in the 52nd and 75th minutes, the second of his goals coming from the penalty spot.
Chivas USA failed to win any of their first five games but have now won two in a row, beating the