FC Dallas draw with Chivas USA; Sounders jump above Galaxy

Columbus Crew 1 – Sporting Kansas City 1 (MLS, October 7, 2012) A 90th-minute effort from the Crew’s Eddie Gaven cancelled out a 10th minute opener from CJ Sapong.

Chivas USA 1 – FC Dallas 1 (MLS, October 7, 2012) Chivas USA and FC Dallas battled out a 1-1 draw, with Dallas forward Blas Perez netting in the eighth minute and Jorge Villafana replying in the 69th minute.

Seattle Sounders 3 – Portland Timbers 0 (MLS, October 7, 2012) Seattle roared ahead in the 25th minute with an own goal from Mamadou Danso, who in attempting to clear a cross from Christian Tiffert succeeded only in planting a volley past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts. Seattle pulled further clear of their derby rivals when Eddie Johnson swept a left-footed shot beyond Ricketts three minutes later, having been left unmarked by the penalty spot. And the scoring was complete after 62 minutes when Freddy Montero tucked the ball in after a scramble around the edge of the Portland six-yard box.