MLS Review: Red Bulls keep up pace, Dallas extends lead

Bradley Wright-Phillips guided the New York Red Bulls to victory, while FC Dallas extended its lead in Saturday's MLS action.

New York Red Bulls kept up the pace with their city rivals atop MLS' Eastern Conference courtesy of a 1-0 win away to the Vancouver Whitecaps

Starting Saturday four points behind east leaders New York City, the Red Bulls edged the Whitecaps with a second-half goal to Bradley Wright-Phillips. 

The club's record goalscorer found the net five minutes into the second half, extending his season tally to 17 as the Red Bulls moved a point behind NYCFC. 

In the Western Conference, FC Dallas extended its lead atop the standings with a 3-1 win against Portland Timbers

Mauro Diaz opened the scoring via the penalty spot in the 14th minute, before Victor Ulloa doubled Dallas' advantage on the stroke of halftime. 

Walker Zimmerman made it 3-0 eight minutes into the second period, before Diego Valeri found a consolation for reigning MLS champions in the closing stages. 

LA Galaxy ended its six-game winless run in the league thanks to a late 2-1 victory at home to Columbus Crew

The scores were locked at 0-0 approaching the last 10 minutes before Baggio Husidic found the net for the Galaxy. 

LA's lead was then doubled four minutes later, with Giovani dos Santos scoring his third goal in five games, with Adam Jahn scoring a consolation for Columbus.

Elsewhere, Chicago Fire got the better of Philadelphia Union, 3-0, and New England Revolution defeated Colorado Rapids, 2-0.