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. — Stefan Frei had six saves for his fifth shutout of the season, and the Seattle Sounders played to a scoreless draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.
Frei pushed Brenden Aaronson's shot to safety in the 18th minute and corralled the rebound of a low knuckler in the 53rd for the Sounders (7-1-5).
Andre Blake needed one save to register his second clean sheet of the year for the Union (7-3-3).
Both teams had winning streaks snapped by the result. Philadelphia had won three straight and Seattle was winners of its last two.
TORONTO — Jaimiro Monteiro broke a tie in the 68th minute and the Philadelphia Union beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday.
Monteiro took a pass from Kacper Przybylko and beat goalkeeper Quentin Westberg with a right-footed shot.
Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia (7-3-2) is 4-0-1 in its last five games, outscoring the opposition 14-3.
The Union opened the scoring in the 25th minute on Chris Mavinga's own goal. Toronto (5-4-1) tied it on Alejandro Pozuelo's free kick in the 51st.