Saturday, November 27, 2021

Chicago Fire tie MLS-leading New England Revolution 2-2

FOXBORO, Mass (NWN) — lvaro Medran and Ignacio Aliseda scored a goal each as the Chicago Fire leveled the MLS-leading New England Revolution 2-2 on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old Aliseda scored his first goal in nearly three months to cap the scoring in the 88th minute and help Chicago (7-16-7) survive their slim playoff chances.

Wilfrid Kaptoum, 25, who signed with Revolution last December, scored his first MLS goal in the 47th minute, but Medran redirected a long ball into the net by John Espinoza to make it 1-1 in the 49th minute. . .

Gustavo Bou gave New England (20-4-6) a 2-1 lead in the 76th minute.

The Revolution has 66 points this season, the most in 30 games by any team in MLS history.

Dynamo 2, Sounders 1

HOUSTON (NWN) — Maximiliano Uruti scored, Darwin Quintero added a goal and an assist as Houston beat Seattle to break an eight-game losing streak against the Sounders.

Quintero, on a set piece, played a lofted ball over Uruti’s outside shoulder, who pulled a blind volley over his body and past goalkeeper Stephen Frey to open the scoring in the 14th minute. Quintero made it 2–0 in the 20th, putting up a dribbling display to make room in the middle of the Sounders defence, before driving a left footer off the edge of the field.

Jimmy Medranda scored for Seattle (17-6-6) in the 41st minute.

Including the playoffs, the Sounders had won eight straight matches against Houston – the only time Dynamo has lost more than five straight matches against any opponent in the club’s MLS history – dating back to June 2017.

Houston (6-12-12) is unbeaten in their last four home matches.

The original Salt Lake 3, Rapids 1

SANDY, Utah (NWN) — Damir Kreilach scored one goal and two assists in Real Salt Lake’s win over Colorado.

Real Salt Lake (12-11-6) have won a club-record seven straight home matches. It also matched New York City FC (June–August) with the longest home win of the season. Crelach holds a club record in five consecutive matches.

Crillach’s header found the top left corner of the net in the 13th minute. Krilach scored in Rubio Rubin’s 56th goal and Andersen Julio scored in the sixth minute in stoppage time.

Younis Namli scored for Colorado in the 56th minute (14-6-9).

LAFC 3, Earthquake 1

LOS ANGELES (NWN) – Cristian Arango scored one goal in each half of the season to help LAFC beat San Jose.

LAFC (10–12–7) broke a four-game losing streak in the series. San Jose (8-12-9) has scored at least three goals in five of their last six matches.

Arango scored on a penalty kick in the 28th and scored in the 88th. He added his first MLS assist on a back-heel pass to Danny Musowski in the third minute.

Carlos Fierro scored for the Earthquake in the 61st with a corner kick.

galaxy 2, timber 1

CARSON, Calif. (NWN) — Sacha Klejston scored on a penalty kick in the final minute of the LA Galaxy’s win over Portland.

The Galaxy (12-11-6) have won two straight against the Timbers (14-11-4), ending a four-game winning streak.

Kljeston scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time after a foul in the Timbers box by Efrain Alvarez. Javier Hernandez scored the 62nd goal for the Galaxy.

Sebastian Blanco’s goal for the Timbers equalized in the 72nd minute.

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Atlanta United 2, Toronto FC 0

TORONTO (NWN) — Luiz Araujo and Marcelino Moreno scored as Atlanta beat Toronto FC to knock the Reds out of the playoff race.

Araujo scored in first-half-stoppage time to help Atlanta (11-9-9) win the first in five trips to BMO Field. Moreno scored in the 97th minute.

Toronto fullback Oro and Atlanta’s Ezequiel Barco departed in the 84th minute after coming together for violent conduct.

Another clash ensued when he left the field and the other players ran for a scuffle in the tunnel. Referee Tim Ford reviewed the play on a sideline monitor before action resumed, but did not change his decision. The delay resulted in an extra nine minutes.

Toronto dropped 6-16-7.

Orlando City 1, FC Cincinnati 0

Cincinnati (NWN) – Junior Urso scored in the 13th minute, Pedro Gallis made three saves and Orlando City beat FC Cincinnati to break a nine-game winless streak.

Cincinnati (4-17-8) has lost seven games in a row, the club’s longest loss in MLS. Cincinnati has had seven losing streaks of four or more games since joining MLS in 2019. No other team has had more than three such streaks in that time.

Orlando dropped to 12-8-9.

Crew 4, Inter Miami 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (NWN) – Gyasi Jardes scored two goals, Pedro Santos scored one goal and two assists as Columbus beat Inter Miami.

An entry pass from Santos, Jardes flicked a header from the center of the field to open the scoring in the 39th minute. Santos removed a one-touch shot in the 44th to beat Columbus (10-12-7) 2-0.

Miami (9-15-5) have lost six matches in a row and are scoreless in each of their last four.

Santos played a ball-in for Zardes, who hit a header off the ground and into the net to make it 3–0 in the 64th minute, and a goal from Leandro González Pirez for Miami capped the scoring in the 83rd.

union 2, montreal 2, tie

MONTREAL (NWN) – Sunusi Ibrahim had a leaping header from Mustafa Kiza’s cross in the 95th minute to keep Montreal’s playoff hopes alive in a draw with Philadelphia.

Montreal (11-10-8) have had two draws and five wins in their last nine home matches. Philadelphia (12-7-10) is unbeaten in four consecutive matches against Montreal.

Matko Miljevic also scored for Montreal. Jordje Mihailovi set a franchise single-season record with the team’s leading 14th assist in play.

Kai Wagner scored for Philadelphia and Montreal had a goal of its own.

Minnesota United 1, Austin 0

AUSTIN, Texas (NWN) — Franco Fragapen scored the opening goal in Minnesota United’s win over expansion Austin.

Minnesota (11-10-8) lost four of their last seven games, including two of their last three. Austin (7-18-4) halted a two-match home winning streak.

In the 16th minute, Fragapen’s right footed shot hit the bottom right corner of the net. With two minutes remaining in the second half, another Fragapen attempt went over the crossbar.

Austin is 7-18-4.

Nashville 0, DC United 0, tie

WASHINGTON (NWN) — Joe Willis made five saves as Nashville tied D.C. United 0-0 on Saturday night.

Willis has 13 MLS-leading shutouts this season for Nashville (11-3-15).

DC United (12-12-5) lost their four-match home winning streak.

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