Landon Donovan scored twice in less than three minutes, David Beckham had a goal off a free kick, and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Sporting Kansas City, 4-1, last night in Carson, Calif.
Donovan converted a penalty kick in the 44th minute and added his Major League Soccer-high seventh goal in the 46st.
Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 64th minute and Beckham got on the board in the closing minutes with his first goal of the season from 30 yards to help the Galaxy remain unbeaten at home.
Timbers 1, Sounders 1 — The opening match of the much-anticipated rivalry between host Portland and Seattle ended in a 1-all draw.
Alvaro Fernandez scored early in the second half for the Sounders, and the Timbers answered with Futty Danso’s header some 13 minutes later.
The nationally televised match was played in pouring rain. The announced crowd was 36,593, a record for an MLS game at Qwest Field.
D.C. United 1, Rapids 1 — Chris Pontius scored on a penalty kick in the 62d minute, helping D.C. United salvage a 1-1 tie with Colorado in Washington.
Fire 2, Toronto FC 2 — Marco Pappa and Orr Barouch scored in the second half to give Chicago a tie in windy and rainy conditions in Toronto.
FC Dallas 2, Union 0 — Rookie Fabian Castillo had a goal and an assist and FC Dallas beat Philadelphia in Frisco, Texas, to extend its shutout streak to 309 minutes.
Dynamo 0, Real Salt Lake 0 — Real Salt Lake struggled to find an offensive spark in its first game without injured midfielder Javier Morales, playing to a scoreless draw with Houston in Sandy, Utah.
Earthquakes 3, Crew 0 — Chris Wondolowski scored for the third time in four games to help San Jose to its first home victory of the season.
Women — Abby Wambach scored and assisted on Amy Rodriguez’s goal in the first half to lead the United States to a 2-0 win against No. 4 Japan in an exhibition in Columbus, Ohio.
Wambach’s 118th career goal came in the 29th minute off a header from 8 yards after a 40-yard free kick by Ali Krieger. Eight minutes later, Wambach took a pass on the right flank from Heather O’Reilly and found Rodriguez at the near post for a left-footed redirect.
Japan played its first match since devastating earthquakes and a tsunami hit the northeastern part of the country March 11. A moment of silence was held before the game.
European — Wayne Rooney secured Manchester United’s record 19th English title, scoring on a penalty kick to salvage a 1-1 draw at Blackburn and overshadow rival Manchester City’s first major trophy in 35 years.
Yaya Toure scored at Wembley to give Manchester City’s expensively assembled side a 1-0 win over Stoke in the FA Cup final, but the victory couldn’t eclipse United’s accomplishment.
Rooney drove home the spot kick in the 73d minute after Javier Hernandez was fouled, ensuring that United surpassed Liverpool as the most successful team in English league history.