Justin Mapp scored on a free kick in the 62d minute, lifting the Chicago Fire to a 1-1 tie with the visiting Columbus Crew yesterday.
Columbus (4-10-3) took a 1-0 lead at the 54-minute mark when Eric Vasquez blasted a long ball into the upper left corner past Fire goalkeeper Zach Thornton, who was standing in the middle of the box.
Will Johnson made his MLS debut for the Fire (11-6-3), while Will John made his first start.
In the second game of a doubleheader at Soldier Field, nine-time European club champion Real Madrid edged Mexican power Chivas Guadalajara, 3-1. Jose Maria Gutierrez got the tiebreaking goal in the 88th minute and Roberto Soldado added a score during injury time for Real Madrid. David Beckham also scored for Real Madrid.
MetroStars 1, Rapids 1 -- Jeff Cunningham scored his league-leading ninth goal in the 60th minute to give Colorado a tie in East Rutherford, N.J.
After an uneventful and sluggish first half, which produced few scoring opportunities, the MetroStars took the lead in the 51st minute when Ante Razov took a pass from Amado Guevara and beat goalkeeper Joe Cannon from 30 yards out.
Cannon got his hands on the shot, but he could not corral it and the ball trickled in for Razov's sixth goal of the season and his fifth in five games with the MetroStars. But nine minutes later, Cunningham beat MetroStars goalie Zach Wells for the tying goal.
After the score, Cunningham took off his jersey and ran to the corner flag in celebration, putting the jersey on the flag and waving it aloft. His antics drew a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Wells made one save for the MetroStars (6-4-7), while Cannon stopped seven shots for the Rapids (5-10-3).
Wizards 3, Real Salt Lake 2 -- Kansas City scored three times in the first 27 minutes and held on in front of an announced crowd of 16,816 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Jamaican rookie Scott Sealy scored twice and the Wizards got an own goal en route to beating a Salt Lake team that gave up 11 goals in its last two games.
Former Wizard Chris Brown and Jordan Cila scored -- also in the first half -- for Salt Lake (3-11-4), which is winless in its last 10 matches. Kansas City (7-4-7) remained third in the Eastern Conference, 8 points behind Chicago and 7 behind the Revolution.