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Jairo Arrieta scores late to salvage 1-1 draw for DC United against 9-man New England


FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Jairo Arrieta scored in the 80th minute and D.C. United rallied to share the spoils with nine-man New England Revolution 1-1 on Saturday and maintained its two point advantage over New England atop the Eastern Conference.

New England was down two players for 32 minutes and defended stoutly until Taylor Kemp's cross connected with the unmarked Arrieta in front of goal for the equalizer.

Chris Tierney was given a red card in the 52nd minute after a studs-up tackle of Chris Pontius just outside the penalty area. Six minutes later, Lee Nguyen was sent off after receiving his second yellow card. It was Nguyen's first red card in his four-year MLS career.

Charlie Davies gave New England a 1-0 lead in the first minute of stoppage time before half-time. Juan Agudelo had his header blocked by goalkeeper Bill Hamid, but Davies pounced on the rebound for an easy tap in.

Lucas Pittinari scored his first MLS goal as the Colorado beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 for its first home win in 11 matches.

Pittinari's volley finish came in the 51st minute after a cleaver flick by Gabriel Torres.

Vancouver's Pedro Morales bent a free kick into the back of the net in the 82nd minute, but the Whitecaps were whistled for a questionable foul. Kendall Waston shot just wide in the 90th minute as the Whitecaps missed the chance to take the lead in the Western Conference.

John Stertzer and Alvaro Saborio scored as Real Salt Lake beat New York City 2-0 to extend the expansion team's winless streak to 10 games and spoiled the homecoming of NYC coach Jason Kreis, who led RSL from 2007-13.

Stertzer scored his first MLS goal in the 25th minute after Devon Sandoval's glancing header was poorly defended by NYC. Stertzer was first to the ball and he sent in a well-angled shot.

Saborio headed in Luke Mulholland's cross in the 49th minute to double the advantage.

NYC's best scoring chance came in the 17th minute when Mix Diskerud used a back-heel move to elude his defender, but his bending shot hit off the post.

Sebastian Giovinco scored in the fifth minute with a spectacular left-footed shot from 30 yards out to lift Toronto FC to a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers.

The 5-foot-4 Italian forward collected Michael Bradley's quick pass through midfield and found the corner past diving goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.

Giovinco has six goals in his last nine games in all competitions.

Portland's Diego Valeri limped off in the 25th minute after seemingly turning an ankle. The Argentine player was making his third start since returning from knee surgery.

Elsewhere, midfielder Ignacio Piatti had a goal and an assist to help Montreal beat FC Dallas 2-1.

Piatti scored from the penalty spot in the 25th minute, and Jack McInerney added a second shortly after halftime for Montreal's second straight victory.

The Seattle Sounders had a goalless draw against Sporting Kansas City to close the gap to Western Conference leaders FC Dallas to one point.

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