Carlos Vela lights up Whitecaps as LAFC set new club scoring record
Mason Toye's brace lifts Loons over Impact
Carlos Vela scored twice and Los Angeles FC rallied to a club-record six goals after giving up the opening score, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 6-1 on Saturday night.
Vela, with 19 goals on the season, extended his lead to six goals ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the MLS Golden Boot race. LAFC (13-2-4), in its second year, became the quickest franchise to reach 100 points.
Yordy Reyna took advantage of a goalkeeping error to open the scoring in the fifth minute for the Whitecaps (4-8-8). But Vancouver's Andy Rose knocked in an LAFC corner for an own goal that levelled the score in the 35th minute.
LAFC scored twice more before the half. Adama Diomande headed in Vela's corner in the 41st minute and Mark-Anthony Kaye buried a left-footed shot from outside the box into the upper left corner in the 44th.
WATCH | League-leading LAFC thump Vancouver
Vela scored both of his goals in the second half to extend the lead to 5-1, and Diego Rossi capped the scoring in the 72nd minute.
Toye's brace lifts Loons
Minnesota United striker Mason Toye scored twice to give his team a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Impact at Saputo Stadium Saturday night.
Impact striker Anthony Jackson-Hamel needed less than a minute to score the first goal of the game. The Quebecer ran towards a loose ball, bypassing Minnesota defender Brent Kallman. He then entered the penalty area, cut to his left and beat Kallman again, before slotting the ball past 'keeper Vito Mannone for his third goal of the season.
WATCH | Mason Toye lifts Loons over Impact
Nearly eight minutes later, Minnesota equalized with a goal of its own. Following a misplay from Impact midfielder Samuel Piette, Minnesota's Kevin Molino ran upfield and delivered a pass to Toye, who managed to score despite being sandwiched by two Impact defenders.
Montreal's second goal of the game came off a set piece in the 13th minute.
Midfielder Saphir Taider whipped the ball into the box off a corner and it was chested down by defender Rudy Camacho. The Frenchman gathered the ball before blasting it past Mannone.
Minnesota, however, tied the game on a controversial call moments before halftime.