Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis

The Columbus Crew clinched a spot in the 2015 Major League Soccer Playoffs with a 2-0 win at Toronto FC on Saturday afternoon. Ethan Finlay produced a goal off of a corner five minutes from time, giving Columbus a 1-0 advantage heading into the break. Federico Higuain scored in the early stages of stoppage time to eliminate any doubt about the match outcome.  Higuain and MLS Most Valuable Player candidate Kei Kamara will be spectators for Columbus' regular season finale. Both men will be suspended for yellow-card accumulation after being cautioned on Saturday. Columbus and Toronto will be busy scoreboard-watching for the rest of the weekend. D.C. United could climb to as high as second in the Eastern Conference with a victory over Chicago on Sunday. New England could be level on points with Columbus and as high as second place in the standings with a victory over Montreal. The Revolution will host the Impact later this evening.  Toronto are currently third in the conference table behind the New York Red Bulls and Columbus (h/t more MLS news on
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Orlando City vs. New York City FC Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis

A Cyle Larin brace propelled Orlando City past New York City FC 2-1 in a game Orlando had to win to keep their Major League Soccer postseason hopes alive. Orlando City dominated much of the action in the opening frame, but it was New York that entered the break with the goal advantage. The visitors struck in the final seconds of stoppage time when Kwame Watson-Siriboe made good use of a fortunate deflection and hit a rocket into the back of the net. The goal against the run of play silenced the majority of the fans who had crammed the Citrus Bowl to watch the match. Orlando City found an equalizer in the 63rd minute. A Corey Ashe cross was headed home by Larin to level the contest. Larin scored again 20 minutes from time to put Orlando City up 2-1, and the hosts held the lead until the final whistle. Orlando City are now, per, a point out of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Montreal Impact, a point ahead of Orlando in the standings, will be away to New England Revolution on Saturday. Orlando City and their fans will want to watch that game from the opening kick.  Read more MLS news on ...
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Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis

Toronto FC earned a first Major League Soccer postseason berth with a thrilling 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday evening.  A lackluster first half was quickly erased from memories when Herculez Gomez put the hosts up a goal six minutes after the halftime break. Sebastian Giovinco then continued his MLS Most Valuable Player campaign for 2015 with a wondrous tally 11 minutes from time.  Shaun Wright-Phillips cut the deficit in half with a goal three minutes from time, but the Red Bulls could not find an equalizer.  The Red Bulls remain in control of their Eastern Conference playoff fate. New York will secure first place in the conference standings if the club can manage to pick up a single point in its last two games of the regular season. TFC move up to second in the conference (h/t Read more MLS news on
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