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Atlanta heads into MLS playoffs looking to defend its Cup

Oct. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — It's been a strange season for Atlanta United. They've added more two more cups to their collection. They've endured some rather baffling losses. After all that, the defending MLS Cup champions are heading into the postseason from essentially the same position as last season. Atlanta,...

Timbers beat Quakes 3-1, earn playoff spot

Oct. 6, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers defied their recent results for a dominant win over San Jose that secured them a spot in the playoffs. "The players showed that in big moments they show up," Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese said. "They came today with an unbelievable energy, they stuck to the...

Sounders take 2nd in West with 1-0 win over Minnesota

Oct. 6, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Welcome back, Roman Torres. Torres scored in the 29th minute and the Seattle Sounders beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to finish second in the Western Conference. The Sounders (16-10-8) will host a first-round playoff game against FC Dallas. They are making...

Toronto FC beats Crew, earns home playoff game

Oct. 6, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a free kick in the 57th minute and Toronto FC beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to earn a home game in the first round of the playoffs. Toronto (13-10-11) leapfrogged the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United to finish fourth in the...

Gressel, Martinez lift Atlanta United past Revolution, 3-1

Oct. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez and Julian Gressel scored second-half goals and Atlanta United beat the New England Revolution 3-1 on Sunday in a playoff preview. Defending champion Atlanta (18-12-4) finished second in the Eastern Conference to set a first-round game against New England. The Revolution...

FC Dallas earns playoff berth with 6-0 win over Sporting KC

Oct. 6, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Zdenek Ondrasek scored twice and FC Dallas earned a playoff spot with a 6-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday in the regular-season finale. FC Dallas (13-12-9) will open the playoffs at Seattle. Sporting Kansas City finished 10-16-8. Ondrasek took a 50-yard pass from...

Decision Day _ and Golden Boot Day _ looms for MLS

Oct. 5, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

Major League Soccer is bracing for Sunday's annual Decision Day, the final day of the season when teams scramble — all at the same time — for playoff spots and position. This season's regular-season finale also could be called Golden Boot Sunday, as Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic vie for the...

Real Salt Lake beats Dynamo 2-1, clinches playoff berth

Sep. 30, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino and Corey Baird scored and Real Salt Lake beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth. Real Salt Lake (15-13-5) snapped a three-game winless streak and, heading into next Sunday's regular-season finale, can finish as high as the No. 2 seed in the...

Boxall's header gives Minnesota United 1-1 draw with LAFC

Sep. 29, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — During Minnesota United's first two years in MLS, the signs of progress were not exactly plentiful. This breakout season for the Loons has brought many measures of success, none more marked than a pair of performances against league-leading Los Angeles FC. Michael Boxall scored the...

Rapids keep hopes alive with 3-0 win over FC Dallas

Sep. 29, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jack Price scored his first goal of the season, Tim Howard earned his fifth shutout in his last game and the Colorado Rapids kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over FC Dallas on Sunday. Colorado (12-15-6) remained three points behind Dallas (12-12-9), which...