ORLANDO/NEW YORK CLASH, GOOD MLS ADVERT

 

 

MLS football is in the spotlight again after the maniac playoff game between Orlando City SC and New York City FC at the weekend. The two teams met in the first round of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference and the game was not short on drama. In the end, the playoff match has been a good advert for MLS football as it has brought added attention to the league.

Hosts Orlando City beat their opponents 6-5 during penalty shootout to secure their place in the last four as far as the Eastern Conference is concerned. The two clubs had played a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation time and the scoreline remained the same after 30 minutes in extra time.

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SILVA BIDS FAREWELL TO MAN CITY

 

Manchester City ran-out 5-0 winners over Norwich on the final day of the EPL season. It also marks the final league appearance for veteran David Silva. The Citizens put on a fine display against the bottom side despite having nothing to play for.


City were given a scare in the 8th minute. Norwich took the lead through Hernandez, but after consultation from VAR, the goal was disallowed for possible offside.
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Guillermo Barros Schelotto extends support to doctors and health care workers

 

LA Galaxy coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto has extended his support to the doctors who are fighting against the coronavirus pandemic. The infectious disease has already infected more than 1.5 million individuals around the world, while the United States has had more than 500,000 affected. There have been more than 100,000 deaths around the world. As a result, all forms of activities have come to a standstill with different parts of the world in forcing lockdowns in different degrees. One of the first states to introduce lockdown in the United States was California and the state is reaping rewards by being able to control the spread of the disease.


As a result of the MLS being suspended, there is no activity at LA Galaxy. Still, the coach took time to send out a personal message to thank the doctors who have been working tirelessly in order to help the nation recover from the problem. Apart from the message, the LA Galaxy team is also ramping up donations in fight against the disease. After a brilliant 2019 campaign in which LA Galaxy were able to finish top of the Western Conference and reach the MLS Cup, the team have made an unbeaten start to the 2020 campaign.
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PREVIEW: NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION VS CHICAGO FIRE

New England Revolution will look to register their first win of this season when they host the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The visitors also started the new campaign with a loss away from home. Squad from Boston was unsuccessful against Illinois representative in the last five official matches, winning just one encounter.


The New England Revolution lost their opening match of the 2020 MLS season as they were beaten 2-1 away from home by Thierry Henry’s Montreal Impact. Bruce Arena’s side started the match on the front foot as they took a first half lead through Teal Bunbury.
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LUCAS CAVALLINI ON THE VERGE OF VANCOUVER WHITECAPS MOVE

Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Canada are preparing for a bid to bring Lucas Cavallini over to their squad to help them in next season’s Western Conference league of MLS football. Cavallini has confirmed he will be leaving Puebla and it is hard to see how he won’t end up on the colder side of North America come next season.

At the age of 26, Cavallini is commanding a signing fee of $5 million. After racking up tons of experience in Liga MX, the Canada international is ready to return home.
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