KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Ilie Sanchez scored on a penalty kick in the 11th minute, Tim Melia saved a penalty kick and Sporting Kansas City beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Sunday.
Sporting KC also picked up an own goal off Union defender Jack Elliott in the 80th minute.
Melia's save came late in the first half when he dove to his right to stop Marco Fabian. Fabian, who scored the Union's only goal on a penalty in their season opener, was given a red card in the 60th.
Melia, who made four saves for his 40th career shutout in the regular season, has eight saves in 20 penalty kicks, three more PK saves than any other active MLS goalkeeper. Melia also punched away a shot from Cory Burke early in the second half.
Just after Fabian was sent off, Sporting KC's Graham Zusi sent a free kick from just outside the box off the bar. The clinching goal came when Gerso Fernandes sent a cross out front that went off Elliott, leaving keeper Andre Blake no chance.
Both teams lost their opener.
CARSON, Calif. — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in the first half and the LA Galaxy beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
Ibrahimovic opened the scoring with a header in the 27th minute for the Galaxy (5-1-0). He drew a penalty five minutes later and converted it into the left corner in the 36th minute. The Swedish forward has six goals this season and 28 in 31 MLS appearances.
Philadelphia went down a man in the 76th minute when Auston Trusty was shown a red card for unsporting behavior.
The Union's Marco Fabian left in the 23rd minute because of a left ankle injury.
Philadelphia (3-3-1) had won three straight and was unbeaten in four.
CHESTER, Pa. — Cory Burke and Alejandro Bedoya scored a pair of late goals on Saturday night to rally the Philadelphia Union to its third straight win, 2-1 over FC Dallas.
Bedoya scored the go-ahead goal in the second minute of stoppage time, settling Ilsinho's pass and cutting back to create space for a low left-footed finish.
Cory Burke scored a putback off Marco Fabian's blocked penalty shot to tie it at 1 for the Union (3-2-1) in the 85th minute. Burke drew the penalty against Matt Hedges.
Reto Ziegler opened the scoring with a free kick for FC Dallas (3-2-1) in the 10th minute.