EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pablo Piatti scored on a header in the 89th minute to give MLS-leading Toronto FC a 1-0 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.
Piatti redirected Richie Laryea’s entry just inside the far post.
Toronto (12-2-5) has won five of its last six games and is unbeaten in its last nine, dating to a 3-2 loss to Vancouver on Sept. 5.
Brad Guzan had five saves for Atlanta (5-9-4). It is winless in its last four games.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Teenager Christian Torres scored his first Major League Soccer goal in stoppage time to give Los Angeles a draw with Portland.
Jeremy Ebobisse scored early in the second half for the Timbers (9-5-4).
LAFC (7-7-4) had seven key players missing because of international duty and injury, including MLS top scorer Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez, who played for Uruguay and are now quarantining, and Carlos Vela, who is rehabbing a knee injury.
It was coach Bob Bradley’s 100th game with LAFC across all competitions.
CREW 3, NYCFC 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artur de Lima Junior and Pedro Santos scored and Columbus beat New York City to snap a four-game winless streak and clinch a playoff spot.
Gyasi Zardes also scored in the third minute of stoppage time for Columbus (10-4-4).