Summary of MLS games, Saturday, April 24, 2021


Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps drew 2-2 in a game played in Orlando, Florida.

It was a goal from Jonathan Osorio who avoided Toronto to start their season with two losses. As the curtain rises, the TFC bowed to CF Montreal a few days ago.

Toronto FC opened the scoring in the seventh minute through Luke Singh, who notched his first career goal.

For the remainder of the first half, the Whitecaps continued to attack and took advantage of great opportunities, but goaltender Alex Bono was able to close the door to preserve the 1-0 lead.

The tide changed in the second half when Cristian Dájone scored from a penalty shot in the 55th minute.

15 minutes later, an Andy Rose header gave Vancouver the lead.

Osorio’s equalizer came in the 83rd minute when an attempt to get out of bounds went badly for Vancouver.

Fun party for the NYCFC

New York City FC did not miss their comeback, winning 5-0 over FC Cincinnati.

Jesus Medina took charge with a two-goal production, including his first in the seventh minute.

NYCFC added to their lead in the 53rd minute when Nick Hagglund headed home.

Thorarinsson added to the fun for New Yorkers in the 57th minute with a free kick that beat goaltender Cody Copper to make it 3-0.

A corner kick from Valentin Castellanos in the 67th minute took the score to 4-0.

Medina’s second goal was scored in the 83rd minute.

San Jose makes life hard in Dallas

17-year-old Cade Cowell scored once in the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 win over FC Dallas.

His second MLS goal made it 3-0 in the 59th minute. He beat the opposing goalkeeper with his left foot.

Oswaldo Alanis opened the scoring in the 34th minute by beating goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer on a penalty shot.

Cristian Espinoza was the author of the second goal in the victory.
Delayed by three goals, FC Dallas’ brief recovery attempt began timidly through Ricardo Pepi in the 79th minute.

Maurer was replaced in the 61st minute by Phelipe Megiolaro due to an injury.

LAFC-Sounders: one point on each side

The game between Los Angeles FC and the Seattle Sounders ended in a draw of 1-1.

LAFC took the lead after just 85 seconds of play after earning a free kick for a Xavier Arreaga foul on Kwadwo Opoku.

Atuesta then capitalized on the free kick by breaking through the Sounders’ defensive wall and beating goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

Brad Smith finally tied in the 54th minute on a rebound after a shot from Raul Ruidiaz, who also had a golden chance to give the victory to his side at the end of the game on a header.

A family affair for Miami

The Higuain brothers led Inter Miami to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park.

Miami was lagging behind when the brothers opened the machine.

The Union put a lot of pressure in the first half, but the team were unable to finish the job.

Jamiro Monteiro put Philly ahead in the 54th minute.

Gonzalo Higuain’s goal in the 73rd minute created the tie.

It only took ten minutes to see Federico Higuain emulate his brother with what would become the winning goal.

A gift from the adversary

The New England Revolution took advantage of an enemy’s awkwardness to win 1-0 over DC United.

Brandon Hines-Ike self-scored in the 48th minute and his team were never able to come back from behind.

Hines-Ike appeared to want to redirect an opponent’s pass, but the ball ended up behind his keeper.

The fire was quickly put out

In front of a crowd of over 21,000 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta United defeated the Chicago Fire to a score of 3-1.

Atlanta’s attack began in the 23rd minute when Ezequiel Barco moved the ropes.

Returning from the locker room after half-time, Luka Stojanovic tied for Chicago in the 46th minute.

The Fire’s hopes lasted 20 minutes when Johan Kappelhof scored in the 66th minute to give United a break.

Emerson Hyndman put the game out of reach with an 86th-minute goal.

The dream for Julio

Anderson Julio made his dream debut in MLS, scoring twice to help Real Salt Lake win 2-1 over Minnesota United at Allianz Field.

In a counterattack, the Ecuadorian on loan from Liga MX team San Luis beat goalie Dayne St. Clair with an 18-yard shot in the 31st minute.

Ten minutes later, Julio capitalized again to carry the score 2-0.

Back by two goals, Minnesota managed to hit the target in the 86th minute through Robin Lod, but failed to close the gap.

Other matches:

Colorado 1, Austin 3

COL: Andre Shinyashiki sole scorer in loss
AUS: Diego Fagundez scorer of the first goal in club history

Portland 2, Houston 1

POR: Cristhian Paredes redeemed himself for a goal in his own net with the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute
HOU: Dynamo nearly tied in 84th on Pasher strike


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