CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Freddy Adu scored twice and the Philadelphia Union beat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 on Sunday to snap an eight-game winless streak and avoid dropping out of playoff contention.
Adu opened the scoring in the 28th minute, and gave Philadelphia (8-14-6) a 2-1 lead on a penalty kick in the 50th. Josue Martinez added his first MLS goal, connecting in the 70th minute.
Boniek Garcia scored for Houston (12-8-10) in the 44th minute.
UNITED 1, CHIVAS USA 0
WASHINGTON (AP) - Branko Boskovic's first goal of the season lifted D.C. United over Chivas USA.
Lionard Pajoy's cross set up Boskovic's header, and United (15-10-5) earned their third straight win and extended the club's record home unbeaten streak to 15 games.
United moved into a tie for third place in the Eastern Conference, but the New York Red Bulls still hold the first tiebreaker of total goals scored.
Chivas (7-15-7), last in the Western Conference, lost its season-high fifth consecutive game.
RAPIDS 2, WHITECAPS 2, tie
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Jamie Smith, a second-half substitute, scored in the 86th minute to lift Colorado into a tie with Vancouver.
Smith put in a shot from just inside the 18-yard box after the ball bounced a couple of times off the feet of Vancouver's Alain Rochat and Young-Pyo Lee.
Colorado (9-18-3) avoided a 10th straight road loss that would have extended a club record.
The Whitecaps (10-12-8) are winless in six games but they moved two points ahead of idle Dallas in the race for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Omar Cummings also scored for the Rapids. Rochat and second-half substitute Kenny Miller had goals for the Whitecaps, who overcame a 1-0, first-half deficit.