Wayne Rooney scored a second-half hat trick as Manchester United overwhelmed the Seattle Sounders 7-0 in a friendly on Wednesday.
After an even first half in which the English side took a 1-0 lead through Michael Owen, United dominated in the second period against a second-string Sounders outfit, even if the scoreline flattered the visitors.
"It was a strange game because I don't think the score line was reflective of the chances," United manger Sir Alex Ferguson said.
"I need to apologize to our fans because I thought we embarrassed ourselves in the second half, not to take anything away from Man. United because they are a great team and they scored some great goals and the movement was superb," Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. "But we wanted to reward all of our guys on the team, we wanted to play everybody and in retrospect that was a mistake."
The match in Seattle was the second stop on United's preseason tour of the United States. They'll go to Chicago for a match with the Fire on Saturday, then face the MLS All-Stars in New York next Wednesday before closing out its tour with a Champions League final reprise against Barcelona.Los Angeles Galaxy 1, Columbus Crew 0
The Los Angeles Galaxy pushed its unbeaten streak in Major League Soccer to 13 games by beating the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday.
The goal came in the 70th minute when David Beckham's free kick bounced off the wall of defenders and back into the middle of the pitch where defender Sean Franklin hit a low shot from 25 yards for his first Major League Soccer goal.
The Galaxy has not lost since May 1 and is unbeaten in 11 home games this season.
Beckham was given a yellow card in stoppage time for not attempting a free kick in a timely manner.Colorado Rapids 4, New York Red Bulls 1
In Commerce City, Colorado, Sanna Nyassi's hat trick led Colorado over New York.
It was Nyassi's first three goals of the year and only the seventh hat trick in Rapids history. Wells Thompson also scored for the defending champions.
Colorado needed a lift, as leading scorer Conor Casey earlier in the day had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon and is expected to be sidelined for at least eight months.
New York's Thierry Henry went to the top of the MLS scoring charts by notching his 10th goal of the season but the Red Bulls remained winless in their past nine road games.FC Dallas 1, Toronto FC 0
In Toronto, Brek Shea scored his ninth goal of the season to give Dallas an away win over Toronto.
The 21-year-old Shea, who has worked his way into the senior U.S. squad, joined Landon Donovan on nine goals, one behind Henry's 10. He almost levelled the Frenchman's tally in the 61st minute but his shot was blocked by the leg of Toronto goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
Toronto's Joao Plata got the ball in the net in the 53rd-minute, but it was ruled out for offside.
Maicon Santos and Ryan Johnson came close to equalizing in the closing stages, but Toronto ended a third straight game goalless.New England Revolution 1, DC United 0
In Washington, New England ended a nine-game winless streak and took its first road win of the season with victory at D.C. United.
Chris Tierney's corner was headed in by Stephen McCarthy in the 73rd minute.
The Revolution may have been in the midst of a club-record winless stretch but won their fifth consecutive game against United, which has not won at home since early May.
D.C. missed a penalty late in the first half, with Charlie Davis blasting the ball over the middle of the crossbar.
San Jose Earthquakes 2, VancouverWhitecaps 2 In Santa Clara, Chris Wondolowski scored his first two goals since May to help San Jose draw with Vancouver.
Wondolowski, who missed four June matches while playing for the U.S. national team in the Gold Cup, scored in the third and 54th minutes for San Jose.
Eric Hassli equalized twice for Vancouver, in the 42nd and 61st minutes.
The draw extended San Jose's winless streak to seven matches, while the Whitecaps ended a run of four straight defeats.West Bromwich Albion 3, Portland Timbers 2
Gabriel Tamas scored a long-range stunner in the final minute to give West Bromwich Albion a 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers in a friendly on Wednesday.
James Morrison and Somen Tchoyi also scored for the Baggies. Peter Lowry and Eddie Johnson scored for the Timbers, who gave many of their regular starters the night off.
West Brom opened its tour of the U.S. West Coast with a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, but beat the lower-tier Ventura County Fusion 4-2 on Sunday.Bolton Wanderers 2, Houston Dyanmo 0
Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic scored to lead the Bolton Wanderers to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in a friendly Wednesday night.
Bolton head coach Owen Coyle was pleased with his team's play in the finale of its three-game American tour.
"I thought it was a tough knit game," Coyle said. "There were two like minded teams. Then, the heat and humidity for us because it was a working exercise. It's always nice to win, but that wasn't the main objective. We want to get tougher, stronger and prepared to start our season Aug. 13."Philadelphia Union 1, Everton 0
Christian Hernandez's goal in the 88th minute lifted the Philadelphia Union past Everton FC 1-0 in an international friendly on Wednesday night.
Hernandez came on as a substitute in the 71st minute.
Everton FC is coming off a seventh-place finish in the EPL in 2010-11 and played this exhibition match without star goalkeeper Tim Howard. Jan Mucha got the start instead. The Toffees will conclude their exhibition tour at DC United on Saturday.
Both clubs struggled to find much offense in the first half with temperatures hovering in the low '90s. But when the clubs began to clear their benches after halftime, the offensive pace picked up.