Philadelphia Union thrashed a 10-man Montreal Impact 4-1 to move into second position in the Eastern Conference in MLS.

Romell Quioto had given Thierry Henry's Montreal an early lead at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, but his first-half red card proved costly.

Alejandro Bedoya levelled before Kacper Przybylko's brace either side of half-time, and Anthony Fontana sealed the win.

Quioto found the bottom corner with a 25-yard free-kick in just the fifth minute, but he was sent off 11 minutes later for elbowing Mark McKenzie.

Quioto's goal was the first time Montreal had scored from a direct free-kick shot since 2018, according to Opta.

Philadelphia quickly took advantage of the sending off as Bedoya drove home a powerful finish from inside the area to make it 1-1 midway through the first half.

Przybylko headed in Matt Real's cross on the stroke of half-time and the forward put away a Brenden Aaronson pass early in the second half.

Fontana's low 20-yard effort in the 65th minute sealed the win as Philadelphia returned to second, three points behind Columbus Crew, while Montreal are sixth.

As per Opta, Philadelphia have scored eight goals from outside the box this season, which is three more than any other MLS team.

Philadelphia Union closed the gap to Columbus Crew, while Inter Miami fell to another defeat in MLS on Saturday.

Eastern Conference leaders Columbus produced a late comeback to draw with Chicago Fire, but their lead is now just three points after Philadelphia enjoyed a win.

Philadelphia left it late to overcome New England Revolution 2-1 at Subaru Park.

With the game locked at 0-0, New England were reduced to 10 men when Matt Polster was shown a second yellow card in the 56th minute.

Just 17 minutes later and Philadelphia took the lead, Anthony Fontana chipping in from close range.

But a fine equaliser from Tajon Buchanan appeared to have New England set to earn a point.

However, there was late drama as Fontana drilled in a wonderful goal from 25 yards in the 95th minute.

Columbus appeared set for their second defeat of the MLS season when they fell 2-0 behind in Chicago.

But Fatai Alashe pulled a goal back for the Crew before Gyasi Zardes' 88th-minute equaliser.

At the bottom of the conference, Inter Miami slumped to a 2-1 loss to Orlando City.

Coming off a win over Atlanta United, Inter suffered their seventh loss in 11 games this season.

Elsewhere, the New York Red Bulls recorded a 2-0 win over DC United and New York City edged Cincinnati 2-1.

Nashville enjoyed a 4-2 win over Atlanta United, Dallas beat Houston Dynamo 2-1 and the Colorado Rapids thrashed Real Salt Lake 5-0.

LA Galaxy claimed a comfortable win over Los Angeles FC in El Trafico, while Columbus Crew continued their impressive campaign.

Galaxy stretched their winning streak to four games with a 3-0 victory in the derby clash at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday.

Cristian Pavon opened the scoring in the 51st minute, lobbing Pablo Sisniega after the LAFC goalkeeper was left stranded having come to attempt to collect an Emiliano Insua pass.

Just two minutes later and LAFC were dealt another blow, Mark-Anthony Kaye sent off for a rash challenge on Julian Araujo.

Galaxy capitalised on their numerical advantage as Sebastian Lletget tucked away a smart Pavon set-piece in the 73rd minute.

And 10 minutes later Lletget sealed the win, his overhead kick from Rolf Feltscher's cross finding the corner.

 

Galaxy jumped into fourth in the Western Conference after a second straight El Trafico win.

Columbus are five points clear atop the Eastern Conference after a 3-0 win over FC Cincinnati.

The Crew needed until the second half to break the game open at MAPFRE Stadium in Ohio.

Pedro Santos opened the scoring in the 52nd minute before Gyasi Zardes' brace.

Zardes got on the end of a Santos cross before later scrambling in to see Columbus to a seventh win in 10 MLS games this season.

Philadelphia Union are second to Columbus and recorded a 3-0 win over New York Red Bulls.

Minnesota United scored four second-half goals in a 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake, New England Revolution edged Chicago Fire 2-1 and Portland Timbers recorded a 2-1 victory against Seattle Sounders.

Inter Miami's struggles continued with a 0-0 draw against Nashville as former Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi made his debut, while DC United and New York City also drew 0-0.

Los Angeles FC recorded a resounding win in MLS on Wednesday, while the Galaxy extended their winning streak.

After three straight losses in all competitions, Los Angeles FC responded by thrashing the San Jose Earthquakes 5-1 at Banc of California Stadium.

Diego Rossi's beautiful finish into the corner opened the scoring after a poor turnover of possession by the Earthquakes in the 21st minute.

But LAFC had to wait until the second half to truly take control.

Another bad turnover allowed Bradley Wright-Phillips through to double the lead, before Jose Cifuentes made it 3-0.

Rossi added his second in the 69th minute before Danny Musovski made it 5-0, Danny Hoesen later adding a consolation goal for San Jose.

The win lifted LAFC up into third in the Western Conference, with San Jose sitting 11th.

The Galaxy made it three straight wins by edging the Portland Timbers 3-2 at Providence Park.

Efrain Alvarez opened the scoring for the Galaxy, completing a fine team move with a finish into the top corner from inside the area.

It took until five minutes into the second half for the visitors to double their lead through Cristian Pavon's individual effort.

Felipe Mora gave Portland hope with a 67th-minute goal, but Joe Corona struck for the Galaxy with a wonderful 20-yard strike.

Diego Valeri came off the bench to add a second for Portland in additional time.

The Timbers are sixth in the Western Conference, one spot behind the Galaxy while being level on points.

Columbus Crew returned to the top of the Eastern Conference after a 1-0 win over Philadelphia Union.

Lucas Zelarayan's deflected 25-yard effort in the 55th minute was enough for Columbus.

Elsewhere, Western Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City were held to a 1-1 draw by Dallas.

Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders drew 2-2 in a clash that featured a screamer from Pablo Ruiz, while Orlando City played out a 1-1 draw with Nashville.

New York City overcame New England Revolution 2-0, Houston Dynamo beat Minnesota United 3-0 and Erik Sorga scored a 98th-minute winner for DC United as they edged the New York Red Bulls 1-0.

Atlanta United and Inter Miami drew 0-0, while Cincinnati's clash with Chicago Fire also finished goalless.

A 94th-minute equaliser helped Real Salt Lake salvage a dramatic 4-4 draw at Portland Timbers in MLS action on Saturday.

Trailing 4-2 heading into the 90th minute, former Manchester United and Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi reduced the deficit for RSL in Portland – his first MLS goal.

And Sam Johnson completed the stunning comeback against the MLS is Back Tournament champions in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

In a wild showdown, the Timbers opened the scoring through Diego Chara in the sixth minute before RSL's Corey Baird restored parity 13 minutes later, but Jaroslaw Niezgoda's effort within two minutes ensured Portland led 2-1 at half-time.

After Real Salt Lake equalised again, this time courtesy of Damir Kreilach three minutes into the second half, Portland took control of the contest.

Sebastian Blanco's stunning effort with 20 minutes remaining and Felipe Mora's effort five minutes from time seemingly had the Timbers on track before the hosts capitulated.

The Timbers are fourth in the Western Conference, a point above RSL after seven matches.

LA Galaxy beat San Jose Earthquakes for the first time since 2018 thanks to their 3-2 triumph in the California Clasico.

Sebastian Lletget's 82nd-minute goal settled the five-goal thriller after the Earthquakes had led 1-0 and 2-1 against the Galaxy.

After posting just their second win in the regular season, the Galaxy are ninth in the west, while the Earthquakes are eighth.

In other results, Philadelphia Union crushed DC United 4-1, New York City accounted for Chicago Fire 3-1, Dallas defeated Minnesota United by the same scoreline and Orlando City also topped Atlanta United 3-1.

FC Cincinnati played out a 0-0 draw with Columbus Crew, New York Red Bulls drew 1-1 against New England Revolution, while Western Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City were held to a 1-1 draw by Colorado Rapids.

Houston Dynamo celebrated their first win of the 2020 MLS season after upstaging Western Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City 5-2 on Tuesday.

Darwin Quintero's second-half brace inspired Houston in Kansas City, where nearly 2,300 fans were allowed to attend for the first home match in nearly six months at Children's Mercy Park amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Dynamo broke the deadlock via Alberth Elis in the 17th minute before Sporting KC's Johnny Russell equalised nine minutes later.

Houston, though, went into the interval leading 2-1 courtesy of Christian Ramirez's strike on the stroke of half-time.

Niko Hansen doubled the lead within three minutes of the restart, while Gabi Kinda reduced the deficit for Sporting KC moments later.

But Quintero's two goals in the space of four minutes just past the hour mark put the game beyond doubt.

After two defeats and four draws, Houston are ninth in the Western Conference, while Sporting KC remain four points clear atop the standings.

Elsewhere, Philadelphia Union edged New York Red Bulls 1-0 thanks to Kacper Przybylko's first-half goal.

With the win, the third-placed Union moved within four points of Eastern Conference pacesetters Columbus Crew.

Thierry Henry's Montreal Impact defeated Canadian rivals Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0, Chicago Fire accounted for FC Cincinnati 3-0, while New England Revolution prevailed 2-1 against DC United.

Columbus Crew pulled clear atop the Eastern Conference in MLS, while the New York Red Bulls enjoyed a derby win.

Columbus made it five wins in six MLS games this season with a 3-0 victory over Chicago Fire on Thursday.

Gyasi Zardes scored and also missed a penalty as Darlington Nagbe scored a stunner at MAPFRE Stadium.

Derrick Etienne found the bottom corner from a Milton Valenzuela pass to open the scoring for Columbus in the 20th minute.

Zardes put a penalty over the crossbar just before half-time and Columbus left it late to seal their win.

Nagbe flicked the ball up to himself 30 yards from goal before unleashing a stunning volley into the corner to make it 2-0.

Zardes sealed the win in the 88th minute, tapping in Pedro Santos' cross as the Crew moved four points clear atop the conference.

The Hudson River Derby went the Red Bulls' way as they recorded a 1-0 win over New York City.

Kyle Duncan's powerful 20-yard strike just before the hour-mark was spilled by City goalkeeper Sean Johnson and awarded after a VAR review.

The Red Bulls are third in the Eastern Conference, while New York City are second last.

In the day's other game, New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union drew 0-0.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has offered its congratulations to Reggae Boyz Captain Andre Blake for having won the Golden Glove Award for the just-concluded MLS IS BACK Tournament.

The Portland Timbers moved into the MLS is Back Tournament final with a 2-1 win over Philadelphia Union on Wednesday.

Jeremy Ebobisse and Sebastian Blanco scored for the Timbers in their semi-final victory at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Andrew Wooten pulled a goal back for Philadelphia, but Portland advanced into the decider, in which they will face either Orlando City or Minnesota United.

The opener came for Portland in the 13th minute through Ebobisse's fourth goal of the tournament.

Ebobisse got on the end of a Diego Valeri corner to head in and make it 1-0.

Philadelphia squandered a great chance to equalise on the stroke of half-time as Sergio Santos put a penalty over the crossbar.

Instead, another corner saw Portland double their lead, Blanco heading in from close range after Dario Zuparic got on the end of a Valeri set-piece with 20 minutes remaining.

Blanco has enjoyed a fine tournament, scoring three goals and providing five assists.

Wooten scored in the 85th minute for Philadelphia, but they were unable to find an equaliser.

Philadelphia Union booked their spot in the MLS is Back Tournament semi-finals with an entertaining 3-1 win over Sporting Kansas City.

Sergio Santos' brace helped Philadelphia to their victory at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Thursday.

Jamiro opened the scoring for the Union, tapping in an Alejandro Bedoya cross in the 24th minute.

But in a fast finish to the first half, there were another three goals scored before the break.

Santos finished in a one-on-one before putting away a wonderful pass from Brenden Aaronson to make it 3-0.

Alan Pulido's header from a Johnny Russell cross in first-half additional time gave Sporting hope, but they were unable to complete a comeback after the break.

Philadelphia will face either New York City or Portland Timbers in the semi-finals.

Orlando City edged Thierry Henry's Montreal Impact 1-0 en route to the MLS is Back Tournament quarter-finals, while Philadelphia Union also advanced to the last eight.

Tesho Akindele proved the difference for Orlando, with his 60th-minute goal seeing off Montreal in the first knockout fixture in Florida on Saturday.

Following a goalless first half, Akindele pounced on a defensive error on the hour mark – converting an easy tap-in after Clement Diop was unable to deal with Rod Fanni's back pass at Walt Disney Resort.

Nani's Orlando will face either Seattle Sounders or reigning Supporters' Shield champions Los Angeles FC in the quarter-finals.

In Saturday's other last-16 clash, Philadelphia defeated New England Revolution 1-0.

Sergio Santos' 63rd-minute effort saw the Union past Bruce Arena's Revolution.

Santos ran onto a lofted pass from Union team-mate Jamiro Monteiro and finished from an acute angle to send the Union through to the next round.

Next up for Philadelphia are either Sporting Kansas City or Vancouver Whitecaps.

Orlando City clinched top spot in Group A of the MLS is Back Tournament courtesy of their 1-1 draw with Philadelphia Union.

Monday's draw was enough for Orlando to win the group ahead of Philadelphia due to their superior goal difference after both teams finished on seven points from three matches.

Ilsinho came off the bench to put the Union ahead in the 68th minute at Walt Disney Resort in Florida, where his effort from a difficult angle broke the deadlock.

But Orlando hit back just two minutes later through Mauricio Pereyra after he got on the end of Nani's cross.

New York City had defeated Inter Miami 1-0 earlier in the day to eliminate David Beckham's expansion franchise in Group A.

Inter Miami are yet to win a match since entering the league at the start of the 2020 season.

Inter Miami slumped to another defeat at the MLS is Back Tournament, while Chris Mueller lifted Orlando City on Tuesday.

In their maiden season in MLS, Inter Miami are yet to grab a point after a 2-1 loss to Philadelphia Union in Group A in Florida.

Kai Wagner opened the scoring for Philadelphia in the fifth minute with a low strike from just outside the area.

But Inter Miami levelled before half-time through Rodolfo Pizarro, who capped off a fine team move to make it 1-1.

Kacper Przybylko found what proved to be the winner just after the hour-mark, finishing off a blistering counter-attack with a fine strike into the bottom corner.

Making matters worse for Inter Miami as they slumped to a fourth straight loss, defender Andres Reyes was sent off deep into additional time.

Philadelphia have booked their spot in the last 16 from Group A, and Orlando City did likewise after a 3-1 win over New York City.

Mueller produced a wonderful fourth-minute finish to open the scoring before doubling the lead six minutes later.

Jesus Medina's brilliant half-volley from 20 yards brought New York City back into the game, but Tesho Akindele sealed Orlando's win with a close-range header.

Alejandro Bedoya gave Philadelphia Union a 1-0 victory over New York City in their MLS is Back Tournament opener on Thursday.

The Union players had the names of black victims of police brutality on their shirts instead of their own, and captain Bedoya earned the team three points in the Group A clash.

The outcome left City without a win in three games overall this season, including two MLS games played in March, making it their worst start to a campaign.

The match kicked off at 09:00 local time (13:00 GMT) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida to avoid the afternoon heat and potential thunderstorms.

After a dull first half without any dangerous openings, former United States international Bedoya got the better of Sean Johnson from the right side of the box in the 63rd minute after City failed to clear his initial cross.

Union's Kacper Przybylko had a goal correctly ruled out for offside four minutes later as the game finally came to life.

Andre Blake produced a fine save to prevent City striker Heber's effort from eight yards finding the bottom-right corner, before racing off his line to deny Gary Mackay-Steven when one-on-one in stoppage time.

City's wait for a first goal of 2020 consequently continued, while the Union secured their first clean sheet after conceding five across their two fixtures before the season's suspension in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is the latest sports star to invest in a Major League Soccer team.

The 10-time NBA All-Star has acquired a five per cent ownership stake in Philadelphia Union, with an option to purchase an additional five per cent in the near future.

''I've always been a soccer fan and have wanted to get into it in a meaningful way. My team and I felt an instant connection with the Philadelphia Union ownership and staff and their vision for a partnership,'' Durant said in a statement on Monday.

''While you won't get to see me at games for now, my team and I will be taking an active role in the community, where I can help give back to Chester [Pennsylvania] and Philadelphia.''

Durant is the second former NBA MVP to invest in an MLS team, with the Houston Rockets' James Harden owning a stake in Houston Dynamo. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson also owns a stake in Seattle Sounders.

The MLS season, which has been on pause since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, is set to restart on July 8 with a 26-team tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida.

The NBA season is also slated to resume at Disney World at the end of July.

Durant, however, has said he will not play when the season resumes as he continues his recovery from the Achilles tendon tear he sustained with the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

 

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