Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the only goal of the game as Chicago Fire ended their four-match losing streak with victory over 10-man Montreal Impact.
The former Germany captain side-footed home Matt Polster’s 59th-minute cross from eight yards out to give the Fire a 1-0 win at Stade Saputo.
Schweinsteiger was also involved in the incident which saw Deian Boldor sent off in the 50th minute, the Impact defender shown a red card for his challenge on the 33-year-old – a decision referee Baldomero Toledo made after using the Video Review.
Kei Kamara scored his first MLS hat-trick as the New England Revolution thrashed Orlando City 4-0 at Gillette Stadium.
Much-travelled Sierra Leone international Kamara struck in the 26th, 75th and 89th minutes before Teal Bunbury completed the scoring in stoppage time, with Lee Nguyen having a hand in all four goals. Orlando played the final 10 minutes with a man less after losing Jose Aja to two yellow cards.
New York Red Bulls overcame the 37th-minute dismissal of Jacori Hayes to earn a 2-2 draw at FC Dallas. The Red Bulls twice took the lead, Sacha Kljestan and Aaron Long netting the goals, but Dallas hit back both times through Hernan Grana and Mauro Diaz, whose 75th-minute leveller came from the penalty spot.
In the day’s other game, the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 to pick up their first points in five games.
The Galaxy had failed to score in 350 minutes but goals first-half goals from Romain Alessandrini (penalty) and Emmanuel Boateng, combined with Gyasi Zardes’s second-half effort, saw them back to winning ways.