SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cristian Espinoza scored twice on penalty kicks to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Espinoza's first PK goal came in the seventh minute and the San Jose (3-2-1) lead stood until Amine Bassi scored on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute for Dallas (2-3-0) to knot the score at halftime. Espinoza's match-winner came in the 65th minute. Houston, which was coming off two straight shutout wins for the first time since 2014,
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Simon Becher scored two goals and added an assist to power the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 5-0 victory over CF Montreal on Saturday night. Becher got the start against Montreal after becoming the first Whitecap to sub in and score in his first two appearances in the previous two matches. Brian White opened the scoring with a goal in the 38th minute on assists from Becher and Javain Brown. Becher used passes from Ali Ahmed and Luis Martins to score in the 43rd minu
A 3-1 defeat by Honduras in their 2010 World Cup qualifier the previous day was the catalyst.