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MLS Round-Up: Preseason Results On Super Bowl Weekend

Steven Gerrard #8 and Robbie Keane of the Los Angeles Galaxy train at StubHub Center February 5, 2016, in Carson, California. February 05, 2016| Credit: Kevork Djansezian

At The Stoppage Time, we are rolling after a sensational Super Bowl Weekend. Here’s our look at the action from an array of MLS preseason contests across the country. Starting in Davenport, Fla., Jesse Marsch‘s New York Red Bulls hung five on Mauro Biello‘s Montreal Impact in a 5-0 rout.

BOX SCORE

Red Bulls 5, Montreal Impact 0
February 4, 2016
Omni Resort at ChampionsGate
Davenport, Fla.

New York lineups:
First group: Kyle Reynish: Connor Lade, AJ Cochran, Zach Carroll, Chris Duvall, Mike Grella, Sean Davis, Dax McCarty ©, Lloyd Sam, Gonzalo Veron, Bradley Wright-Phillips

Second group: Ryan Meara; Kemar Lawrence, Cheikh M’Baye, Aaron Long, Sal Zizzo, Sacha Kljestan ©, Tyler Adams, Felipe, Vincent Bezecourt, Stefano Bonomo, Kenny Cooper

Third group: Rafael Diaz (Kendall Macintosh); Justin Bilyeu, Trialist, Timothy Schmoll (Mason Deeds), Chris Thorsheim, Shawn McLaws, Mael Corboz, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Scott Thomsen (Noah Powder), Manolo Sanchez, Brandon Allen

Scoring Summary

NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Connor Lade) 31’
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Lloyd Sam) 34’
NY: Vincent Bezecourt (Kenny Cooper, Felipe) 51’
NY: Sacha Kljestan (unassisted) 54′
NY: Brandon Allen (unassisted) – third period

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Discipline Summary

MTL: Ambroise Oyongo (caution, foul) 27’
NY: Kemar Lawrence (caution, foul) 50’
MTL: 33 (caution, foul) 58’
NY: Felipe (caution, foul) 63’

Continuing on with our preseason junket, Oscar Pareja‘s were ruthless in their 2-1 victory over Jay HeapsNew England Revolution. A variety of veterans, trialists and rookies were on showcase to impress the FCD gaffer at Casa Grande, Arizona.

FC DALLAS LINEUP: Chris Seitz(Ryan Herman), Atiba Harris(Amaury Thomas), Aaron Guillen, Martin Salas(Academy), Augustin Jara(Trialist), Andre Auras(Trialist), Timo Pitter(Toshiki Yasuda), Luiz Carillo(Academy), Ryan Hollingshead, Devin Vega(Academy), Collin Bonner

NEW ENGLAND LINEUP: Knighton, Smith, Goncalves, Samuel, Brovsky, Herivaux, Rudy, Fagundez, Rowe, Gamble, Agudelo

SCORING SUMMARY:

DAL – Timo Pitter(Ryan Hollingshead) – 24
DAL – Timo Pitter(Ryan Hollingshead) – 42
NE – Steve Neumann(Michael Gamble) – 48

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Italian Sebastian Giovinco scored a brace as Greg Vanney‘s Toronto FC defeated Bruce Arena‘s Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2. Mo Babouli scored the match winner against goals from Robbie Keane and Robbie Rogers.

2′ Sebastian Giovinco (assist: Daniel Lovitz)

4′ Robbie Keane

41′ Robbie Rogers

45′ Sebastian Giovinco (assist: Wesley Charpie)

52′ Mo Babouli

First Half Starting XI: Irwin; Lovitz, Moor, Perquis, Bloom; Osorio, Cheyrou, Delgado; Babouli, Giovinco, Endoh.

Subs:

46′ Charpie in for Bloom, Hagglund in for Perquis

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57′ Roberts in for Irwin

60′ In: Zavaleta, Mannella, Taintor, Chapman, James, Uccello, Madison, Hamilton Out: Lovitz, Moor, Osorio, Cheyrou, Delgado; Babouli, Giovinco, Endoh.

Veljko Paunovic‘s Chicago Fire opened preseason play with a 3-0 shutout victory over the South Florida’s Bulls. Arturo Alvarez, David Accam and Vincent Mitchell scored for Chicago.

Scoring Summary:
CHI – Arturo Alvarez (unassisted) 28’
CHI – David Accam (Harry Shipp) 33’
CHI – Vincent Mitchell (Collin Fernandez) 52’

CHICAGO FIRE (first half): Matt Lampson; Joey Calistri, Vincent Keller, Mauricio Pineda, Michael Harrington; Razvan Cocis, Michael Stephens, Arturo Alvarez, David Accam, Harry Shipp; Gilberto

CHICAGO FIRE (second half): Patrick McLain; Parker Maher, Patrick Doody, Jonathan Campbell, Vincent Keller; Vincent Mitchell, Drew Conner, Nick LaBrocca, Alex Morrell, Collin Fernandez; Kennedy Igboananike

CHICAGO FIRE STATS:
Shots: 13; Shots On Goal: 6; Saves: 1; Fouls Conceded: 8; Fouls Suffered: 8; Corner Kicks: 5; Offsides: 2.

In a rare upset of an MLS side, Tony Meola’s Jacksonville Armada shut the Philadelphia Union on a goal from Charles Eloundou in the 80th minute of play.

“We’ve only worked on the back seven for two weeks,” Meola said. “We haven’t worked up top yet at all — that’s just soccer IQ on their part so you have to give them credit. Last year between injuries and losing guys to international duty, the team always seemed so depleted. You don’t like losing guys, but it’s going to happen.”

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Japanese import Masato Kudo delivered a strong first impression as Carl Robinson‘s Vancouver Whitecaps defeated the Revolution 3-2. Other goalscorers for the Caps included Deybi Flores and Kekuta Manneh. Charlie Davies and Jordan McCrary scored for Vancouver.

MATCH DETAILS

Scoring Summary
31’ – VAN – Masato Kudo (Marco Bustos, Cristian Techera)
42’ – NE – Charlie Davies (Chris Tierney)
53’ – VAN – Deybi Flores (Blas Perez)
66’ – NE – Jordan McCrary
67’ – VAN – Kekuta Manneh (Octavio Rivero)

Cautions
24’ – VAN – Kendall Waston
33’ – VAN – Marco Bustos
74’ – NE – Josh Phillips
89’ – VAN – Octavio Rivero

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

First Half:
24.Marco Carducci; 8.Fraser Aird, 4.Kendall Waston, 22.Christian Dean, 2.Jordan Harvey; 15.Matías Laba, 31.Russell Teibert; 19.Erik Hurtado (32.Marco Bustos 29’), 9.Nicolás Mezquida, 13.Cristian Techera; 36.Masato Kudo

Second Half:
40.Sean Melvin*; 6.Jordan Smith, 14.Cole Seiler*, 22.Christian Dean (41.Jackson Farmer^ 61’), 2.Jordan Harvey (46.Brett Levis^ 61’); 20.Deybi Flores, 28.Gershon Koffie (25.Trialist* 82’); 32.Marco Bustos, 35.Blas Pérez (33.Thomas Sanner* 82’), 23.Kekuta Manneh (67.Alfonso Davies^ 75′); 29.Octavio Rivero

^ WFC 2 or WFC Residency player
* Unsigned draft selection or preseason guest player

New England Revolution

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First Half
22.Bobby Shuttleworth; 8.Chris Tierney, 23.Jose Goncalves, 2.Andrew Farrell, 28.London Woodberry; 6.Scott Caldwell, 4.Steve Neumann; 14.Diego Fagundez, 11.Kelyn Rowe, 17.Juan Agudelo; 9.Charlie Davies

Second Half
22.Bobby Shuttleworth (18.Brad Knighton 60′); 54.Jeb Brovsky* (53.Dominic Samuel 71’), 44.Josh Phillips*, 25.Darrius Barnes, 3.Jordan McCrary; 50.Tyler Rudy*, 21.Zach Herivaux; 33.Donnie Smith, 14.Diego Fagundez (4.Steve Neumann 59’), 41.Michael Gamble**; 7.Sean Okoli

* Trialist
** Unsigned Draft Pick

Also delivering a strong impression was Erick “Cubo” Torres, whose lone goal in the 47th minute gave Owen Coyle‘s Houston Dynamo a 1-0 victory over Dominic Kinnear‘s San Jose Earthquakes.

Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes
February 6, 2015 – Kino Sports Complex – Tucson, Arizona
Preseason Scrimmage

Scoring Summary:
HOU: Erick Torres 1 (penalty kick) 47

Houston Dynamo: Joe Willis; Sheanon Williams (Bradley Bourgeois 57), Raul Rodriguez (Jalil Anibaba 57), David Horst (Sebastien Ibeagha 57), DaMarcus Beasley (Ivan Magalhaes* 46), Andrew Wenger (Leonel Miranda 57), Alex Lima (Zach Steinberger 57), Boniek Garcia (Rasheed Olabiyi 57), TJ Casner* (Rob Lovejoy 57, Memo Rodriguez 78); Giles Barnes (Mauro Manotas 57); Will Bruin (Erick Torres 37)

*Trialist/2016 MLS SuperDraft selection

The defending champions, Caleb Porter’s Portland Timbers, picked up right where they left off in their 2-1 win over Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders. Jack McInerney scored a brace while Darwin Jones scored for Seattle.

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Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders (MLS Preseason)
Feb. 6, 2016 – Kino Sports Complex (Tucson, Ariz.)

Goals by Half                            1          2          F
Seattle Sounders                      0          1          1
Portland Timbers                       0          2          2

Scoring Summary:
SEA: D. Jones, 53
POR: McInerney (Thoma), 66
POR: McInerney (Peay), 84

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Peay (Caution), 52

Lineups:
POR: GK Kwarasey (Gleeson, 61), D Powell (Peay, 46), D Borchers (Morley^, 61), D Taylor (Manning, 61), D Valentin (Thoma, 61), M Zemanski (Besler, 61), M Chara (Jewsbury, 46), M Asprilla (Brett^, 61), M Valeri (Polk^, 61), M Melano (Avila*, 46), F Adi (McInerney, 46)

1st half:
SEA: GK Frei, D Fisher, D Lowe, D Marshall, D Remick, M Roldan, M Fribeg, M Sturgis, F Martins, F Valdez, F Kovar

2nd half:
SEA: GK Miller, D Mears, D Chen, D Scott, D J. Jones, M Alonso, M Mathers, M Ivanschitz, F Samuel (Anderson, 71), F Mansaray, F D. Jones

* Trialist/guest player; ^ 2016 MLS SuperDraft pick

Peter Vermes‘ Sporting Kansas City played to a scoreless draw against Kim Hak-Bum‘s Seongnam FC at Kino Sports Complex. New Sporting acquisition Brad Davis has a strong outing in spite of the draw. Here’s how Sporting lined up against Seongnam on Sunday.

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1st Half Lineup (4-3-3): Alec Kann — Saad Abdul-Salaam, Tommy Meyer, Jacob VanCompernolle, Sinovic — Sonny Mustivar, Jimmy Medranda, Jordi Quintilla — Faik Hajderovic, Daniel Salloi, Connor Hallisey

2nd Half Lineup (4-3-3): Tim Melia — Chance Myers, Ike Opara, Kevin Ellis, Amadou Dia — Lawrence Olum, Benny Feilhaber, Roger Espinoza — Brad Davis, Dom Dwyer, Graham Zusi

Finally, new SuperDraft selection Hadji Berry scored a brace in a 4-0 victory for Adrian Heath’s Orlando City over Eastern Florida State at the Titan Soccer Complex in Melbourne, Florida, home of Orlando City B. Other goalscorers included Tyler Turner and Tony Rocha. Here’s how Orlando line up on Sunday.

1st Half Lineup: Joe Bendik — Mikey Ambrose, Seb Hines, Aurelien Collin, Rafael Ramos — Trialist, Cristian Higuita, Tyler Turner, Richie Laryea, Tony Rocha — Hadji Barry

2nd Half Lineup: Earl Edwards — Luke Boden, David Mateos, Tommy Redding, Kevin Alston — Darwin Cerén, Servando Carrasco, Carlos Rivas, Harrison Heath, Adrian Winter — Pedro Ribeiro.

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