SANTA CLARA, Calif. Ryan Johnson's second-half goal broke a long scoring drought for the last place San Jose Earthquakes, but Conor Casey scored minutes later to lift the Colorado Rapids into a 1-1 tie Saturday.
Johnson ended the Earthquake's 281-minute scoreless run in the 62nd minute for San Jose (3-10-3), winless in six matches.
The physical and defensive match featured only two corner kicks, seven shots and six yellow cards, all in the second half. San Jose coach Frank Yallop was ejected for arguing against Casey's goal.
The Rapids (6-8-2) broke a five-game losing streak on the road. Johnson's team-leading third goal was the second scored during the Earthquakes' six-game slide. San Jose has an MLS-low 11 goals this season.
FIRE 2, TORONTO FC 1: At Bridgeview, Ill., John Thorrington blocked a clearing pass in front of goalkeeper Greg Sutton and scored in stoppage time to give Chicago a win over Toronto FC.
Chris Rolfe gave Chicago a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute, but Toronto tied it in the 59th minute on a goal by second half substitute Abdus Ibrahim.
The Fire (7-5-3) ended a five-game winless streak. Toronto (6-6-3) is 1-6 on the road this season.
Toronto played the game without leading goal scorer Danny Dichio, who missed the game due to headaches.