New England Revolution bounce top-seeded Philadelphia Union from MLS Playoffs, 2-0

Adam Burksa and Tajon Buchanan struck within four minutes of each other in the first half to give the New England Revolution a lead they would not relinquish against No. 1-seeded Philadelphia Union. Philly had won nine straight matches, but was given an early exit in a stunning first-round upset.

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Nashville SC stuns Toronto FC, 1-0 in extra time, advance in MLS Playoffs

After having three goals called back for offside and just missing several high-percentage chances, No. 7-seeded Nashville SC finally struck for a goal, chipped in by Daniel Armando Rios, in extra time. They held on to win 1-0 over No. 2-seeded Toronto FC in a shocking early upset in the MLS Playoffs.

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Gustavo Bou delivers game-winning dagger as New England advances, win 2-1 over Montreal

In the 95th minute, Gustavo Bou scored the game-winning goal sending the New England Revolution past the Montreal Impact in the play-in round of the MLS CUP playoffs. Bou attempted six shots on goal before sinking the clutch score in stoppage time. Carlos Gil got the Revolution going in the 38th minute, notching his first goal since returning from injury and Romell Quioto leveled the game for the Impact in the 61st minute. The Revolution advanced in the playoffs for the first time in six years.

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Portland Timbers stun LAFC with late goal to force 1-1 draw, LAFC falls to 7 seed

Carlos Vela gave LAFC an early lead with a 5th-minute goal in the final game of the MLS regular season. Despite having several more opportunities than the Portland Timbers, Diego Valeri found his way into the box unmarked and knocked in the equalizer with just minutes left to play. The draw forced LAFC into the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference and they will take on the Seattle Sounders in the first round.

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Jaroslaw Niezgoda’s two goals help Timbers clinch playoff berth with win over LA Galaxy, 5-2

For the fourth straight season, the Portland Timbers clinched a playoff berth after defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy, 5-2. Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored two goals in the first half for the Timbers to give him seven on the season. Cristian Pavon added two goals of his own for LA Galaxy in the loss.

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Ryan Hollingshead’s 82nd minute goal secures FC Dallas victory over Inter Miami CF, 2-1

Rodolfo Pizarro scored the only goal of the first half in the 33rd minute to give Inter Miami CF the early lead. On a penalty kick, Franco Jara scored the equalizer to even FC Dallas with Miami CF. Ryan Hollingshead fired a goal to put FC Dallas on top of Inter Miami CF, 2-1, in the 82-minute.

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Lalas Abubakar’s own goal breaks tie, gives Minnesota United win over Colorado Rapids, 2-1

Minnesota United FC struck first in the 44th minute on a goal by Robin Lod. Andre Shinyashiki answered with the equalizer for the Colorado Rapids in the 69th minute. The game was tied through 88 minutes until Lalas Abubakar made a critical mistake deflecting the ball into his own net the 89th minute to give Minnesota United the win over Colorado Rapids, 2-1.

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Roger Espinoza, Sporting KC earns playoff berth, beating FC Cincinnati 1-0

In Sporting Kansas City’s final game in Nippert Stadium, Roger Espinzoa delivered the team’s game-winning goal in the 57th minute, finishing off a move by Alan Pulido. Siem de Jong missed an opportunity for the equalizer in the 63rd minute when his penalty kick hit the post as FC Cincinnati fell to Sporting KC, 1-0. FC Cincinnati also was eliminated from postseason contention in the drop.

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