MLS Cup play-offs: NYC eliminate record-breaking Revs on penalties

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New York City have eliminated record-breaking Supporters’ Shield winners New England 5-3 on penalties after a thrilling 2-2 draw in the MLS Cup Conference semi-final victory on Tuesday. Bruce Arena’s Revs had equalised twice, including Tajon Buchanan’s 118th-minute leveller, to send the game to a shootout but City goalkeeper Sean Johnson was the hero, denying Adam …

Nani confirms Orlando City departure

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Nani has confirmed he is leaving Orlando City after three years with the Florida side. The former Manchester United forward joined Orlando in 2019, having left Serie A club Lazio. Nani led the club to their first postseason appearances, while Orlando also reached the final of the MLS Is Back Tournament in 2020. The 35-year-old scored 12 …

MLS Cup play-offs: Timbers reach Western Conference final as last-gasp Mabiala strike breaks Rapids

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Portland Timbers are through to the MLS Western Conference final after a dramatic 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids. Larrys Mabiala struck in the final seconds of regulation time as the visitors broke the hosts’ hearts at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Timbers will play either Sporting Kansas City or Real Salt Lake in the Western …

MLS Cup play-offs: New York City and Timbers clinch Conference semi-final spots

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MLS Golden Boot winner Valentin Castellanos scored as New York City clinched a spot in the Eastern Conference semi-finals with a 2-0 home win over Atlanta United on Sunday. Castellanos, who netted 17 regular-season goals, opened the scoring in 49th minute with a miscued volley which bounced in fortunately over Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Alexander …

MLS Cup play-offs: Sporting KC through to Western Conference semis, Union advance in east

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Sporting Kansas City won through to the Western Conference semi-finals after accounting for Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 in the MLS Cup play-offs. Khiry Shelton, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin and Graham Zusi scored as Sporting KC earned a showdown with either Seattle Sounders or Real Salt Lake. Sporting KC entered Saturday’s play-off with three straight defeats. The three previous …