Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco Nets Brilliant Hat-Trick in 4-1 Win vs. New England

Take a bow, Sebastian Giovinco. The reigning MLS MVP was at it again on Saturday night, scoring a hat-trick as his Toronto FC strolled to a 4-1 win over the New England Revolution at BMO Field. The ex-Juventus man was almost unplayable throughout the evening, as Toronto moved to within a point of Eastern Conference leaders New York City FC. Giovinco's first goal was a beauty, struck with the outside of his boot: And his second wasn't too bad, either: Teal Bunbury and Jozy Altidore rounded out the scoring after the Italian forward had added a third from the penalty spot: Back-to-back MVP titles, anyone? [Instagram, Twitter]Read more MLS news on
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David Villa Slips, Misses Penalty, Combines with Andrea Pirlo for NYCFC Goal

It was an eventful day for David Villa in Major League Soccer on Sunday, as his New York City FC took on Orlando City at Yankee Stadium. The Spaniard combined with another of New York's marquee stars, Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo, for a brilliant goal that appeared to put his side out of reach shortly after the hour mark. He had the chance to make it 3-0 from the spot moments later, but he slipped—evoking memories of Chelsea captain John Terry in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final in Moscow—and skied his penalty. To make matters worse for Villa, Orlando completed a spirited comeback to escape from New York with a 2-2 draw, thanks to goals from Julio Baptista and Kevin Molino. [Twitter]Read more MLS news on
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Kaka Scores 1, Sets Up 2 in Orlando City’s 4-1 MLS Win over Portland Timbers

Class is permanent—just ask Orlando City's Kaka. The Brazilian made his Major League Soccer season debut Sunday night as Orlando thrashed defending champions Portland Timbers at the Citrus Bowl in Florida. The former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder delivered a cross for Seb Hines to head home to put the hosts in front after 13 minutes. Shortly after the half-hour mark, the 33-year-old exchanged passes with Brek Shea, who fired an unstoppable shot to double the advantage. And Kaka put the game out of Portland's reach early in the second half with a goal of his own: A Kevin Molino spot-kick made it 4-0 before Jack McInerney scored a consolation goal in the 89th minute. After four games, the undefeated Orlando leads MLS' Eastern Conference, while Portland has yet to kick into gear, sitting ninth in the West. [Twitter, Reuters; h/t MailOnline]Read more MLS news on
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Didier Drogba Puts off NY Red Bulls Penalty Taker with Mind Games

Looks like Didier Drogba learned a thing or two during his time working with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.The Chelsea legend is playing MLS football for Montreal Impact and used some of Mourinho's famous mind games to put off an opposing striker before his penalty kick.Drogba seemed pretty happy with himself after New York Red Bulls' Sacha Kljestan produced a fairly weak penalty, nodding and grinning at the bench.It was to no avail, though, as Montreal lost the match 2-1, despite Drogba scoring a penalty of his own.[YouTube: Major League Soccer; h/t Dirty Tackle]Read more MLS news on
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Frank Lampard Scores 1st MLS Goal for NYC After Andrea Pirlo’s Build-Up Play

It was a matter of when, not if, and now Frank Lampard is off the mark in Major League Soccer.The former Premier League star scored his first MLS goal during New York City FC's 2-0 win over Toronto FC on Wednesday.The ball fell to Lampard after a lovely chipped pass in the build-up by fellow marquee signing Andrea Pirlo.It wasn't the former England midfielder's tidiest finish, but they all count.Lampard played over 400 times for Chelsea, scoring 147 goals.[Twitter, h/t 101 Great Goals]Read more MLS news on
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Montreal Impact Reveal ‘Legend’ Banner Sent from Chelsea for Didier Drogba

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has certainly made an impact since his move to Montreal, but the club has revealed some of the inspiration behind his hat-trick against the Chicago Fire at Saputo Stadium.A video released by the Montreal Impact shows that Chelsea shipped the iconic "Drogba Legend" banner all the way across the Atlantic for the new season.Drogba scored over 100 times for the London club, and last weekend, he became the first person to score a hat-trick within their first two MLS games.[YouTube]Read more MLS news on
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