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MLS weekend round-up Real Salt Lake remain unbeaten after stunning comeback

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Real Salt Lake extended their unbeaten start to the season as they came back to win from two goals down against the Chicago Fire in another action-packed Major League Soccer weekend.

The Royals scored twice in stoppage time through Alvaro Saborio and Joao Plata, to deny Chicago their first success of 2014, and remain within touching distance of the top of the table.

The high-flying Claret and Cobalt are now 13 regular season games unbeaten, having last lost in September of last year.

Plata had already pulled a goal back for the visitors after the Fire raced into a two-goal lead. This was just the home side's second defeat of the campaign, but six draws have seen them languishing at the wrong end of the division.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Cascadia trio the Seattle Sounders, the Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps in contrasting circumstances.

While Seattle stayed top with their 2-1 win at home to the Philadelphia Union, Portland's 3-2 success over DC United was their first of the season.

The score was also 3-2 as Vancouver met the San Jose Earthquakes. The game's main talking point was the appearance of Kenny Miller for the Whitecaps - his last for the club.

Former Scotland international Miller had been in Canada since 2012, scoring 13 goals, but following this game the club announced that his contract had been terminated by mutual consent.

Another ex-Premier League man playing in the MLS this weekend was Thierry Henry, as he made his 100th appearance for the New York Red Bulls.

The Frenchman has netted 46 times in the league, and here he reached 31 assists in creating the winner for Bradley Wright-Phillips in the Red Bulls' 1-0 win at FC Dallas.

At the other end of the table, the Houston Dynamo halted their recent win-less run by dismantling Chivas USA 4-1 in Los Angeles.

The Dynamo played glorious football at times, scoring some wonderful goals in response to Erick Torres' early opener for the home side.

The Goats however now sit bottom of the table, and face a tricky trip to the Colorado Rapids next week.

Colorado beat the LA Galaxy by a single goal on Saturday night, with Vicente Sanchez's magnificent angled chip the difference.

And earlier in the same day, Toronto FC were turned over by the New England Revolution at BMO field.

The Revs have now taken ten points from a possible 12, buoyed by the excellent form of Lee Nguyen, while Gilberto's struggles continued in front of goal for the Canadians, despite the return of strike partner Jermain Defoe.

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