MLS Review: New York City misses chance to pile pressure on Toronto

Khiry Shelton's late header salvaged a 2-2 draw with Dallas for New York City in MLS.

New York City failed to put pressure on Toronto and return to the top of the MLS Eastern Conference as it drew 2-2 with Western Conference leaders FC Dallas on Saturday.

The host looked set for defeat at Yankee Stadium after Maxi Urruti and Michael Barrios turned the game in Dallas' favor after Thomas McNamara had initially put New York City ahead eight minutes in. But Khiry Shelton ensured a share of the spoils for New York City, converting Jack Harrison's excellent cross 12 minutes from time. 

New York City areisa point behind Toronto and a point ahead of third-placed New York Red Bulls, who visits the Eastern Conference leaders on Sunday.

Two goals from Kelyn Rowe gave New England Revolution its third straight win as it beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 despite Didier Drogba's 50th-minute penalty.

Portland Timbers overcame Philadelphia Union 2-1 in a match between two teams firmly in the hunt for the playoffs, Joshua Yaro seeing red for Philadelphia late on.

Colorado Rapids handed LA Galaxy - who face Sporting Kansas City on Sunday - a chance to leapfrog it into second place in the Western Conference as the team was held to a 0-0 draw by San Jose Earthquakes.

Alex's 36th-minute header saw Houston Dynamo - bottom of the Western Conference - claim a 1-0 win at Real Salt Lake.

Elsewhere, Seattle Sounders beat Vancouver Whitecaps, 1-0, and Columbus Crew hammered Orlando City4-1.