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MLS: Galaxy earn big win over Rapids

New England Revolution 4-0 Orlando City SC: The woes continue for the Lions.

Orlando City SC traveled up to Foxborough to face the New England Revolution and were crushed in the process. The Revolution had a field day at home, namely Kei Kamara.

Kamara scored a hat trick, with goals in the 26′, 75′ and 89′ minutes. Kamara had no trouble giving Lions goalkeeper Joe Bendik a hard time.

New England’s fourth goal was scored by Teal Bunbury in the 90’+2′ minute.

The Lions kept the referee busy throughout the night. Specifically, José Aja was shown a yellow card in the 66′ minute, and then 12 minutes later was shown a second yellow card. The result was Aja being ejected from the match. Also being shown yellow cards for the Lions were Leo Pereira and Tony Rocha.

The Revolution only had one yellow card shown to Juan Agudelo.

Currently, the Revolution sit in eighth place in the MLS Eastern Conference with 32 points, about four points shy of the last playoff spot. Orlando City SC sits in tenth place with 31 points.

Montreal Impact 0-1 Chicago Fire: The red cards continued through Saturday’s matches, now heading toward the Montreal Impact.

In the 52′ minute, Impact defender Deian Boldor was shown a straight red card, resulting in ejection from the match. The Chicago Fire then scored their game winning goal, only seven minutes later, from midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The Impact also had two yellow cards shown to Marco Donadel and Evan Bush. The Fire also had two yellow cards handed out to Juninho and Michael de Leeuw.

Currently, the Impact are fighting for a playoff position, sitting in seventh place with 36 points. Atlanta United FC sits in sixth place, the last Eastern Conference playoff spot, with 36 points also.

As for the Fire, they sit in third place with 44 points.

FC Dallas 2-2 New York Red Bulls: A third MLS match, a third red card.

This match’s recipient was Jacori Hayes of FC Dallas. Hayes was shown a yellow card in the 29′ minute. Only minutes later, in the 37′ minute, Hayes received his second yellow card.

However, it wasn’t just the Red Bulls that scored after the red card. All four goals in the match, two by each side, were scored after Hayes was sent off the pitch.

FC Dallas, hosting the match, had their goals scored by Hernán Grana (54′) and Mauro Díaz (75′). The visitors, the New York Red Bulls, had their two goals scored by Sacha Kljestan (43′) and Aaron Long (57′).

The Red Bulls had two yellow cards shown to Sal Zizzo and Sean Davis. FC Dallas had their caution cards shown to Hayes.

Currently, FC Dallas sits in sixth place with 37 points, holding the last MLS Western Conference playoff spot. In the Eastern Conference, the Red Bulls sit in fifth place with 40 points.

LA Galaxy 3-0 Colorado Rapids: The red cards have come to a halt.

The LA Galaxy hosted the Colorado Rapids in Saturday night’s last match. No yellow – or red – cards were shown throughout the entire match.

Instead, the Galaxy just scored three goals past Rapids backup goalkeeper Zac MacMath. Scoring for the home team were Romain Alessandrini (18′), Emmanuel Boateng (23′) and Gyasi Zardes (56′).

The Galaxy and Rapids are toward the bottom of the table in the Western Conference. The Rapids sit in last place with 22 points, while the Galaxy sit in ninth place with 26 points.


Photo courtesy of the LA Galaxy (Official Twitter).

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Rachael McKriger
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