TORONTO Second-half goals by defender Julius James and forward Jeff Cunningham carried Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over the David Beckham-less Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.
Both teams had depleted rosters due to injuries and international callups, most notably England's Beckham. U.S. national team star Landon Donovan also missed the game for the Galaxy with a right groin injury.The Galaxy (4-4-2) generated little offense, rarely testing Toronto (5-3-2) goalie Brian Edwards. His only save came in the 83rd minute, on an Alan Gordon shot.
DYNAMO 1, RED BULLS 0: At Houston, Brian Ching scored his third goal of the season in the 68th minute, Tony Caig made three saves to earn his first career MLS shutout, and Houston beat New York.
New York (3-3-3, 9 points) has lost two in a row after a five-game unbeaten streak. The Red Bulls had two chances to tie late, but Danleigh Borman's shot in the 89th minute went wide left, and Chris Leitch's header in the 93rd minute went high.
Houston (3-3-5, 14) has rebounded from an 0-2-3 start to go 3-1-2 in its last six games. The Dynamo played without goalkeeper Pat Onstad and midfielder Dwayne De Rosario, who were playing with Canada against Brazil in a friendly Saturday night.