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  • Kaka inspires Orlando comeback, Galaxy suffer first loss (Reuters)

    Brazil's former World Player of the Year Kaka inspired Orlando City to fight back from a two goal deficit and earn a 2-2 draw at Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer on Saturday. The ex-AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder set up one goal and then scored the equalizer as the MLS newcomers picked up a deserved point. Orlando were missing seven players away on international duty and coach Adrian Heath was forced to shuffle his side for the game at the Olympic Stadium.

  • Grella's chip gives the Red Bulls a 2-1 win over the Crew (The Associated Press)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Mike Grella chipped in the decisive goal from long distance in the 67th minute and the New York Red Bulls beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Saturday night.

  • Red Bulls-Crew Preview (The Associated Press)

    There's been some debate this week about how New York Red Bulls star Bradley Wright-Phillips has been affected playing without Thierry Henry. Columbus Crew SC is more concerned with how Red Bulls newcomer Sacha Kljestan and Lloyd Sam will affect the midfield. Saturday night's contest between the Crew and visiting Red Bulls could come down to how effective Kljestan and Columbus midfielder Federico Higuain are in a matchup of contrasting styles.

  • Crew's Pogatetz says MLS will be 'among the best' leagues (Reuters)

    By Simon Evans COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Having played for clubs in Germany, Russia and England, Columbus Crew's Emanuel Pogatetz is in a position to judge Major League Soccer's growth and he feels it's close to being one of the game's better competitions. Since moving to MLS last September, the 32-year-old Austrian international defender has been impressed with the quality of American players and believes many more Europeans will follow his example and help raise the standard further. "The American players are getting better, the standard overall here is getting better every year and the players from Europe will have better quality," Pogatetz told Reuters after the Crew beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Saturday.

  • Toronto FC's 2-0 loss to Crew marred by controversial red card (Eh Game)

  • Columbus beat big-spending Toronto after red card (Reuters)

    By Simon Evans COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Big-spending Toronto FC lost 2-0 to Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer on Saturday after being forced to play the second half with 10 men. The Canadian side had defender Justin Morrow sent off a minute before half-time when referee David Gantar ruled that the full-back had brought down Ethan Finley on the edge of the area. Video replays suggested, however, that Morrow had won the ball with his sliding tackle and Toronto players furiously protested the decision but to no avail. Columbus, playing intelligent, sharp, passing soccer through midfield, took full advantage of having an extra man and grabbed the lead in the 57th minute when Finlay’s cross was headed in by Justin Meram.

  • Red card leaves Toronto fuming (Reuters)

    By Simon Evans COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Toronto FC were left fuming after defender Justin Morrow was controversially red carded on the stroke of half-time on Saturday as the Canadian side slumped to a 2-0 loss to the impressive Columbus Crew. Toronto had been eyeing a second straight win to open their Major League Soccer campaign but those hopes were dashed after referee David Gantar ruled Morrow's sliding tackle on Ethan Finlay had denied a clear goalscoring opportunity. Toronto were in no doubt the referee had made the wrong decision and that it had cost them the match. "It changed the game," Toronto's Italian international Sebastian Giovinco told Reuters.

  • Orlando get first MLS win after Dynamo goalie blunder (Reuters)

    (Reuters) - Major League Soccer newcomers Orlando City picked up their first league win after a 74th minute own goal from Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric gave them a 1-0 victory at BBVA Compass stadium on Friday. Orlando, who drew their first leage game at home to New York City FC last week, deserved the win but it came via a dreadful error from the 26-year-old keeper. His attempted clearance was blocked by Brazilian substitute Pedro Ribeiro and as the pair chased the loose, goal-bound ball, Deric punched it away from the striker's head but only managed to force it into the net. Orlando's English boss Adrian Heath will certainly feel his team had the better of the game and they came close to an opener in the 41st minute when a curling Kaka free-kick was brilliantly tipped wide by Deric.