Roland Alberg had the second three-goal game in Philadelphia Union history as they beat the Chicago Fire 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia snapped a seven-game winless streak in the series, which included three losses and four draws. Chicago had its MLS-record road winless streak extended to 32 games, dating back to July 2014.
The Union scored three times in the first half to tie a franchise record and Philadelphia was ahead 4-1 before Chicago scored in the 69th and 80th minutes.
The return of Major League Soccer hostilities after two weeks off brought exactly the amount of confusion we should have expected.
What was an unpredictable MLS before the break remains a very unpredictable MLS now that teams are back on the field.
1. Colorado Rapids (no change)
Once again, the Rapids found a way to win. After Saturday's victory over the Chicago Fire at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Colorado's home record stands at a dominant 7-0-1.
2. New York Red Bulls (+2)
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Frank Lampard scored his first goal of the season and New York City FC earned a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
David Villa and Andrea Pirlo also scored for NYCFC, which is in second in the Eastern Conference behind Philadelphia. The Union had their club-record eight-game unbeaten streak end.
Lampard's goal in the eighth minute came in his first start of the season. Villa scored his 11th goal of the season in the 21st minute.
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