EAST HARTFORD. Conn. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute and Toronto FC beat Inter Miami 2-1 on Sunday night to remain in contention for the Supporters’ Shield as the regular-season champion.
Toronto (13-4-5) moved into a tie with the Philadelphia Union atop the MLS standings, but Philadelphia holds the tiebreaker over the Reds.
Toronto and Philadelphia each have a game remaining next Sunday, with Toronto playing at the New York Red Bulls, and Philadelphia hosting New England.
Blaise Matuidi gave Inter Miami (6-13-3) the lead in the 42nd minute. Ayo Akinola tied it for Toronto in the 55th.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Krisztian Nemeth scored in the 84th minute to help Columbus beat Philadelphia, costing the Union a chance to wrap up the Supporters’ Shield crown.
Nemeth scored for the first time since joining the Crew (11-5-5) last month in his return to MLS.
Artur opened the scoring for Columbus in the 37th, and Jamiro Monteiro tied for the Union (13-4-5) on a penalty kick in the 57th.
TIMBERS 1, WHITECAPS 0
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yimmi Chara scored in the 61st minute and Portland beat Vancouver to move take the Western Conference lead with two games left.
Portland (11-5-5) was helped by the Seattle Sounders’ 3-1 loss to Colorado.
The Whitecaps (8-14-0) went into the game ranked ninth in the Western Conference, just outside of the playoff picture. Vancouver was above the line earlier this week but Major League Soccer announced that the standings would be determined by points per game, not total points.