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MLS capsules: Columbus beats DC United to improve to 3-0-1

Federico Higuain, seen here in an October 2017 file photo, has an assist as the Columbus Crew defeated DC United 3-1 on Saturday. (Danny Karnik / AP)
Federico Higuain, seen here in an October 2017 file photo, has an assist as the Columbus Crew defeated DC United 3-1 on Saturday. (Danny Karnik / AP)

Ricardo Clark scored his first goal for Columbus and Cristian Martinez had two assists to help the Crew beat D.C. United 3-1 on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

Clark headed home a corner kick by Federico Higuain to give Columbus a 2-1 lead in the 40th minute. Higuain, who scored his 50th MLS regular-season goal on March 10, has 50 career assists to become the 19th player in league history with at least 50 goals and 50 assists.

The Crew’s Milton Valenzuela, a 19-year-old defender, scored his first MLS goal to open the scoring in the 20th minute, putting away a cross from Martinez. Yamil Asad tied it 10 minutes later, trapping a cross from Luciano Acosta at the top of the box and blasting it into the net to make it 1-1.

Martinez beat a defender on the left side and fed Pedro Santos for a side-footer that gave Columbus (3-0-1) a 3-1 lead in the 42nd.

D.C. United dropped to 0-2-2.

Red Bulls 3, Minnesota United 0: Bradley Wright-Phillips had two goals and Alex Muyl added another in New York’s victory over Minnesota in Harrison, New Jersey.

Wright-Phillips is tied for 11th place on the MLS career list with 89 goals.

Luis Robles had four saves in his second shutout of the season for the Red Bulls (2-1-0). They are unbeaten in their last 10 regular-season home games.

The Red Bulls outshot Minnesota (2-2-0) 21-10.

FC Dallas 1, Timbers 1: Roland Lamah scored his third goal in two games and Jimmy Maurer had a career-high five saves for FC Dallas in the tie with Portland in Frisco, Texas.

Lamah, who had two goals and an assists in FC Dallas’ 3-0 win over Seattle on Sunday, opened the scoring in the 36th minute. Sebastian Blanco tied it in the 47th.

FC Dallas (1-0-2) is unbeaten in its last nine home matches.

Lawrence Olum, who was shown a yellow card for unsporting behavior in the 44th minute, drew a red for a hand ball in the 75th for Portland (0-2-1).

New York City FC 2, Revolution 2: Ismael Tajouri scored two goals and Sean Johnson had five saves to help New York City FC tie New England in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The 23-year-old Tajouri has three goals in the last two matches for NYCFC (3-0-1) while filling in for the injured David Villa. Diego Fagundez and Juan Agudelo scored for New England (1-1-1).

Sporting Kansas City 2, Rapids 2: Diego Rubio scored a stoppage-time goal after entering the game in the 88th minute to give Sporting Kansas City a 2-2 tie with the Colorado Rapids in Commerce City, Colorado.

Gerso Fernandes fed Khiry Shelton, who back-heeled it to Rubio for the side-netter in the first minute of stoppage time. Felipe Gutierrez pulled Sporting (2-1-1) to 2-1 in the 57th.

Dominique Badji and Joe Mason scored for Colorado (0-1-1).

Galaxy 0, Whitecaps 0: Vancouver tied Los Angeles in Vancouver, British Columbia, to improve its home undefeated streak to 11 games.

The Whitecaps (2-1-1) are 6-0-5 during the home streak. The Galaxy are 1-1-1.

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