MLS Review: Red-hot Toronto win derby, Earthquakes ease past 10-man Galaxy

Supporters' Shield leaders Toronto FC extended their MLS winning streak with a derby victory over Montreal Impact, while LA Galaxy were swept aside by San Jose Earthquakes.

Sebastian Giovinco scored twice as MLS pacesetters Toronto defeated the Impact 3-1 on Sunday for their fourth consecutive win.

Former Juventus forward Giovinco broke the deadlock four minutes before half-time, curling a stunning free-kick past Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush.

Jozy Altidore – named in the United States' squad for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Honduras – doubled the lead seven minutes into the second half.

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Ignacio Piatti reduced the deficit in the 92nd minute but Giovinco restored Toronto's two-goal cushion a minute later as he took his season tally to 15 league goals.

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Toronto – top of the Eastern Conference – are nine points clear in the race for the Shield, while the Impact are seventh in the standings and adrift of Atlanta United on goal difference.

It was a day to forget for 10-man Galaxy, who crashed to a 3-0 defeat at home to rivals the Earthquakes.

Substitute Nathan Smith was sent off in the 57th minute after Valeri Qazaishvili put the Earthquakes ahead in first-half stoppage time.

And the floodgates opened as Marco Urena and USA international Chris Wondolowski condemned the lowly Galaxy to a fourth consecutive defeat.

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Winless in 10 matches, the Galaxy are second from bottom in the Western Conference, while the Earthquakes are sixth.

Reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers played out a 1-1 draw.

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