Saturday, June 17, 2017

MLS: Saturday Wins For Citizens, The ATL, Fire, Reds, Rapids, RSL With Four Draws

Ten games were played in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

At New York:

David Villa scored twice (52', 77'; he now has scored 51 goals in his MLS career) as New York City came from behind to overtake the visiting Seattle Sounders 2-1.

At Atlanta:

Hector Villalba (16'), Miguel Almiron (67'), and Josef Martinez (88') each scored once as Atlanta United defeated the visiting Columbus Crew 3-1.

At Foxborough, Massachusetts:

Nemanja Nikolic (18') and Luis Solignac (61') each tallied once as the Chicago Fire snapped the New England Revolution's 11-game home unbeaten streak 2-1.

At Orlando, Florida:

Matias Perez Garcia (8'), Carlos Rivas (23'), and Jonathan Spector (90'+4) each scored once as Orlando City salvaged a 3-3 home draw with the Montreal Impact.  Ignacio Piatti scored twice (58', 59') and Blerim Dzemaili once (16') for the guests.

At Toronto:

Jozy Altidore (60') and Jordan Hamilton (85') each scored a goal as Toronto FC blanked visiting DC United 2-0.

At San Jose, California:

The San Jose Earthquakes and visiting Sporting Kansas City battled to a 0-0 stalemate.

At Commerce City, Colorado:

Second-half goals from Dominique Badji (51') and Alan Gordon (89') enabled the Colorado Rapids to come back from a 1-0 halftime deficit and upend the visiting Portland Timbers 2-1.

At Sandy, Utah:

Yura Movsisyan scored the only goal of the match in the 84th minute as Real Salt Lake defeated visiting Minnesota United 1-0.

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

Cristian Techera's equalizer in the 74th minute lifted the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 1-1 home deadlock with FC Dallas.  Maximiliano Urruti scored for the Hoops in the 52nd minute.

At Carson, California:

Emmanuel Boateng (35') and Romain Alessandrini (90'+4) each scored once as the Los Angeles Galaxy salvaged a 2-2 home draw with the Houston Dynamo.  Mauro Manotas (22') and Alberth Elis (74') each delivered a goal for the visitors, still in search of their first road win of the year.

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