Articolo

MLS Review: Sounders, Timbers book play-off spots

16 ottobre 2017 04:24

Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers clinched MLS play-off spots with resounding wins on Sunday.

Reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle crushed Dallas 4-0 to climb into third place in the Western Conference.

The Timbers beat DC United 4-0 to also secure a spot from the west, while Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City also clinched play-off places.

In Seattle, the Sounders took a 31st-minute lead through Victor Rodriguez, who finished clinically after being put in by Clint Dempsey.

A quick-fire brace from Will Bruin helped Seattle on their way, the forward putting away a rebound and later a side-footed finish.

Lamar Neagle headed in a Nicolas Lodeiro cross to complete the comfortable win in additional time.

Portland cruised past DC thanks to a second-half brace from Sebastian Blanco at Providence Park.

Diego Valeri scored with a penalty before Alvas Powell curled in a fine effort shortly after half-time.

Blanco made it 3-0 with a curling strike into the top corner on the hour-mark before he sealed the victory.

Sporting and Houston are also heading to the play-offs after playing out a 0-0 draw.

Western Conference leaders Vancouver Whitecaps were held to a 1-1 draw by San Jose Earthquakes, who are fighting for the sixth and final spot.

The sixth-placed Earthquakes are level on points with seventh-placed Dallas, while Real Salt Lake are a point back after going down 1-0 to Colorado Rapids.

The Eastern Conference play-off spots were already secured, with leaders Toronto edging Montreal Impact 1-0.

New York City went down to New England Revolution 2-1, while Nemanja Nikolic pulled clear atop the goalscoring charts with a hat-trick in Chicago Fire's 3-2 win over Philadelphia Union.

Elsewhere, the New York Red Bulls drew 0-0 with Atlanta United, Orlando City lost 1-0 to Columbus Crew in Kaka's final home game for the club and LA Galaxy powered past Minnesota United 3-0.

Ultime notizie

17 luglio 2018

 12:26
 12:09
 12:05
 11:39
 11:39
 11:27
 11:14
 11:00
 10:56
 10:44
 10:30
 09:53
 09:14
 08:09
 06:41
 06:12
 05:40
 04:20
 03:42
 03:29
 03:17
 03:10
 02:30
 02:14
 01:12
 01:03
 00:23
 00:13

16 luglio 2018

 23:42
 23:28
 23:01
 22:52
 22:25
 21:26
 20:48
 20:28
 19:55
 19:31
 19:30
 19:14
 19:02
 18:40
 17:55
 17:51
 17:46
 17:43
 17:31
 17:28
 16:53
 16:52
 16:46
 16:40
 16:37
 16:32
 15:51
 15:43
 15:37
 15:33
 15:17
 14:54
 14:54
 14:20
 14:06
 13:47
 13:37
 13:31
 13:05
 12:38
 12:37
 12:24