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MLS WRAP - Week 3: FC Dallas make it three in a row as NYRB opening winning account

FC Dallas are outright leaders on the Major League Soccer table following their third-straight win on the weekend.

Oscar Pareja's side landed a 2-0 result over Philadelphia Union at PPL Park to continue their perfect start to the campaign which has seen them salute in all three fixtures thus far.

Tesho Akindele opened the scoring early in the second half before Ryan Hollingshead managed his first MLS goal to send the Texan club three points clear at the top of the Western Conference standings.

Just behind them are the San Jose Earthquakes who secured their second lot of three points with a 2-1 triumph over the Chicago Fire to mark their very first match at Avaya Stadium - their brand new home ground.

Fatai Alashe headed home in just the fifth minute before Ty Harden doubled the advantage 16 minutes later prior to Harry Shipp's response for the Fire with the defeat leaving them at the foot of the Eastern Conference without a point.

Reigning MLS Cup winners LA Galaxy drew 1-1 at home with Houston Dynamo despite an early goal from captain Robbie Keane while New York Red Bulls grabbed their first win of the campaign by beating DC United 2-0 which saw last season's Golden Boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips open his account for the term.

Vancouver Whitecaps broke the heart of expansion club Orlando City by winning 1-0 in front of more than 30,000 fans at the Citrus Bowl courtesy of an injury-time header from Octavio Rivero who has now scored three in three for the Canadians.

In other fixtures, last season's runners-up New England Revolution were held by ten-man Montreal Impact to a 0-0 draw at the Gillette Stadium, New York City produced a 0-0 result at Colorado Rapids despite also playing with ten man for a portion of the contest and Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers both drew blanks in their goalless stalemate at Sporting Park.

2015 MLS season scores - Week 3

New England Revolution: 0 Montreal Impact: 0 (red card: Hassoun Camara 61') Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts - 14,189

Colorado Rapids: 0 New York City: 0 (red card: Shay Facey 82') Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado - 17,692

Philadelphia Union: 0 (red card: Zach Pfeffer 42') FC Dallas: 2 (Tesho Akindele 49', Ryan Hollingshead 59') PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania - 16,031

Orlando City: 0 Vancouver Whitecaps: 1 (Octavio Rivero 90+6') Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida - 31,072

Sporting Kansas City: 0 Portland Timbers: 0 Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas - 20,848

LA Galaxy: 1 (Robbie Keane 3') Houston Dynamo: 1 (Nathan Sturgis 11') StubHub Center, Carson, California - 19,087

New York Red Bulls: 2 (Bradley Wright-Phillips 25', Lloyd Sam 71') DC United: 0 (missed penalty: Chris Pontius 90+2') Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey - 21,036

San Jose Earthquakes: 2 (Fatai Alashe 5', Ty Harden 21') Chicago Fire: 1 (Harrison Shipp 29') Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California - 18,000

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