Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores, Galaxy edge Fire 1-0

Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (31), watches as Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9), scores a goal during the first half

Chicago Fire goalkeeper Richard Sanchez (45), makes a save on a shot at close range by Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9), during the f

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in his first MLS start and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic headed home Ashley Cole's deep diagonal cross in the first minute of first-half stoppage time. The Swedish forward played as a substitute in his first two appearances for the Galaxy (3-2-1). He has three goals in 127 minutes.

Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham made four saves to preserve his second clean sheet of the season.

The Fire dropped to 1-3-1.


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jack Price scored his first career MLS goal in the second minute, Shkelzen Gashi added a penalty kick late in the second half, and Colorado beat Toronto.

Price gave the Rapids (2-1-2) the lead about 80 seconds into the match, intercepting Drew Moor's attempted clearance just outside the penalty arc and sending back a knuckling right-footed shot that beat goalkeeper Clint Irwin. Dominique Badji drew a penalty against Liam Fraser in the 77th minute and Gashi converted it a minute later to make it 2-0.

Toronto FC (1-3-0) was not at full strength, holding out many of its starters for the upcoming first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final. Toronto will host Chivas Guadalajara on Tuesday night.


HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips had a goal and an assist to help New York beat Montreal.

Wright-Phillips opened the scoring for the Red Bulls (3-2-0) in the fifth minute, beating goalkeeper Evan Bush into the upper right corner. Romero "Kaku" Gamarra finished Wright-Phillips' cross in the 57th minute to give New York a 2-1 lead. Michael Murillo capped the scoring in the 76th minute.

Montreal (2-4-0) tied it at 1 in the 33rd minute on Jeisson Vargas' free kick.