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this give-and-go between jozy altidore and sebastian giovinco is what we've been


for as red-hot as jozy altidore ended last season, this season has felt like a slightly slow start. altidore came into friday’s match in toronto with three goals in seven games, one of them a penalty — decent, but a noticeable drop-off as toronto fc sat below the red line in standings.but on friday, altidore moved into another gear as he nabbed an early brace, including a goal scored off a cheeky give-and-go with sebastian giovinco:doesn't get much better than this. giovinco feeds jozy a perfect chip for his second of the night. #torvhouhttps://t.co/1kiy6basfk— major league soccer (@mls) april 29, 2017it’s a lovely bit of skill as giovinco chips the ball to altidore, who chests the ball down and strikes. perhaps giovinco was returning the favor for altidore’s excellent backheel assist week






jozy altidore reaches 100 caps as his usmnt legend continues to grow


jozy altidore is already the united states' third greatest goalscorer of all-time. he's been the team's leading striker for nearly a decade now and he's done it all by 27 years of age. and now he's a member of the americans' hallowed 100-cap club.when the opening whistle blew for the americans' friendly against serbia on sunday, and altidore was out on the pitch to kick off the national team's 2017 paign, he had officially picked up his 100th cap. he's just the 17th american man to ever reach that mark and the second youngest.by almost any measure, altidore's u.s. career has been nothing short of extraordinary. whether it was his four goals at the 2007 u-20 world cup, scoring his first goal for the senior team against mexico at just 18 years old, setting a u.s. record as the youngest playe






watch: toronto fc's jozy altidore scores two first-half goals against houston


toronto fc forward jozy altidore scored two goals in the first half of friday night’s game against the houston dynamo, giving his team a 2–0 lead.altidore, who also plays for the u.s. men's national team, scored his first goal at the 16' mark after receiving the ball on a cross in the box and putting it past dynamo keeper joe willis.great buildup as jozy opens up the scoring.terrific team goal for @torontofc#torvhouhttps://t.co/rzby0zmrd3— major league soccer (@mls) april 29, 2017mls expansion latest: tampa's vote; beckham's new investor; a pulse for st. louis?his second goal of the night came 16 minutes later off a beautiful chip on a give-and-go from sebastian giovinco, who recorded the assist.doesn't get much better than this.giovinco feeds jozy a perfect chip for his second of the nigh






for his u.s. teammates, christian pulisic is a talent worth protecting


when jozy altidore joined the u.s. national team as a precocious teenager a decade ago, some of his chores included carrying water bottles to training sessions and picking up equipment afterward.so now that he’s a veteran, altidore was among those who made sure christian pulisic followed the same ritual during training for the team’s two world cup qualifiers last month. but the orders had nothing to do with punishment or rookie hazing, altidore insisted. it was more about keeping pulisic humble and focused at a time when others have hailed the 18-year-old as the second coming of landon donovan.“we have to make sure he keeps working hard, keeps his feet on the ground,” altidore said. “hopefully, everybody does a good job or just letting him be himself. letting him play, let him fail, let hi






jozy altidore makes 100th international appearance


san diego — jozy altidore has become the second-youngest american men’s player to make 100 international appearances.altidore started sunday’s exhibition against serbia, the first game for the u.s. since bruce arena replaced coach jurgen klinsmann in november and took over the national team for the first time since 2006.altidore has 37 goals for the u.s. he is the 17th american male to reach 100 appearances and at 27 years, 84 days, trailing only landon donovan at 26 years, 96 days.with europe-based players not available, nick rimando started in goal and arena used a 4-2-3-1 formation that had graham zusi at right back with steve birnbaum and chad marshall in the center and greg garza at left back.captain michael bradley and jermaine jones were in defensive midfield, with sacha kljestan in






what should be clint dempsey's usmnt role going forward?


what if i told you that usmnt’s best player, and possibly their best-ever player, is not only not one of the first names written on the team sheet, but isn’t even a guaranteed starter at all?that is the life that clint dempsey, second on the list of all-time us goal scorers with 55 goals, whose .46 goals a game dwarfs all time leader landon donovan’s .36, is currently living. and that is completely insane.since the 2014 world cup, clint dempsey leads the usmnt with 16 goals, two more than presumed first choice striker jozy altidore and that comes with a major caveat. since the 2014 world cup, dempsey has appeared in just 22 games for the national team, compared to 31 for altidore. of dempsey’s 16 goals, 14 of them have come in competitive matches while just six of altidore’s 14 have come i






bruce arena made a statement with his usmnt selection


united states head coach bruce arena addresses the media in a press conference after the men's world cup soccer qualifier against the honduras at avaya stadium. kyle terada-usa today sports for the first time in what seems like forever, the usmnt convened with all of their top players in attendance. ever since the 2014 world cup, the u.s. has never been able to go into an important game with their truly best players fully available. sometimes this was done by choice (jurgen klinsmann not bringing in clint dempsey at the start of world cup qualifying to give others a chance), but most of the time whenever the u.s. came together you could count on seeing names like jozy altidore, bobby wood, fabian johnson, geoff cameron, or john brooks, on the injured list.over the past two years, u.s. mana






bruce arena made a statement with his usmnt selection this weekend


for the first time in what seems like forever, the usmnt convened with all of their top players in attendance. ever since the 2014 world cup, the u.s. has never been able to go into an important game with their truly best players fully available. sometimes this was done by choice (jurgen klinsmann not bringing in clint dempsey at the start of world cup qualifying to give others a chance), but most of the time whenever the u.s. came together you could count on seeing names like jozy altidore, bobby wood, fabian johnson, geoff cameron, or john brooks, on the injured list.over the past two years, u.s. managers jurgen klinsmann and bruce arena have had a lot of questions about their lineups. who are the two first choice strikers? can deandre yedlin be trusted at right back or is it better to s






meram, kamara lead crew to 2-1 win over toronto fc


columbus, ohio — justin meram and ola kamara scored, and zack steffen made four saves to help the columbus crew beat toronto fc 2-1 on saturday night.meram put columbus (4-2-1) in front for good in the 44th minute, poking alex crognale's header — off a corner kick by federico higuain — into the net with the outside of his right foot.jozy altidore gave toronto (1-1-4) a 1-0 lead in the 21st, heading home a corner kick by victor vazquez. kamara tied it about 16 minutes later, tapping in a perfect feed from niko hansen.the 22-year-old steffen tied his career high with four saves — including a sliding stop of altidore in the 24th minute and a diving, right-handed save moments later.tfc outshot the crew 19-11.






sounders lose mls cup rematch 1-0 at home to toronto fc


michael bradley, jozy altidore and toronto fc got some mls cup revenge on the sounders, defeating them 1-0 at centurylink field on saturday. the loss snapped a 14-game unbeaten streak at home for the soundersthis first defeat at home for the sounders in 15 games wasn’t exactly the rematch of last year’s mls cup final some had billed it to be.for one thing, the sounders quickly got a shot on goal — something they failed to do throughout last december’s title match. in fact, they managed 11 shots total and actually controlled vast swaths of play in saturday’s contest against toronto fc, but nonetheless took a 1-0 loss when they again failed to put the ball in the net.actually, the sounders did finish off one sequence in the sixth minute, when jordan morris headed the ball past keeper clint i






altidore scores twice, toronto beats houston 2-0


toronto — jozy altidore scored twice in the first half and toronto fc cruised to a 2-0 win over houston on friday night, adding to the dynamo's woes away from home.the u.s. international now has five goals in his last seven games. the toronto defense, meanwhile, registered its fourth shutout of the season.altidore applauded the bmo field crowd of 25,358 as he came off to a standing ovation in the 79th minute. that was in stark contrast to fellow striker sebastian giovinco, who headed directly to the tunnel, slapping a stanchion en route when he was subbed in the 85th minute last week after scoring twice against chicago.toronto (3-1-4) posted back-to-back wins for the first time this season as coach greg vanney fielded the same starting 11 as last week, another tfc first on the year.houston






toronto fc ends drought vs. dynamo


toronto fc's jozy altidore celebrates his second goal of the night, beating dynamo defender juan cabezas and goalkeeper joe willis on friday night at bmo field.  (rick madonik / toronto star) | order this photo  by neil davidsonthe canadian pressfri., april 28, 2017jozy altidore scored twice in the first half as toronto fc cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over houston on friday night, adding to the dynamo’s woes away from home.the u.s. international has five goals in his last seven games. the toronto defence, meanwhile, registered its fourth shutout of the season.altidore applauded the bmo field crowd — announced at 25,358 — as he came off to a standing ovation in the 79th minute. that was in stark contrast to fellow striker sebastian giovinco, who headed directly to the tunnel, slapping a






marky delgado gives toronto fc strikers support they need


with stars like sebastian giovinco and jozy altidore leading the attack for toronto fc, any extra seconds count.defenders flock to giovinco and altidore like bees to honey, and getting balls to their feet as quickly as possible is a crucial part of tfc’s game.the team struggled to do so in its first six matches of the year, scoring just seven goals in four ties, one win and one loss. the reds knew there were more goals and points to be had.but the pace and ball movement improved in back-to-back wins at the end of april, helped by the reintroduction of midfielder marky delgado to the starting lineup. “part of the reason the ball moved faster was because marky was on the field,” reds coach greg vanney said after a win over chicago last month, the first of three straight delgado starts. “mark






delgado gives toronto fc strikers support they need


with stars like sebastian giovinco and jozy altidore leading the attack for toronto fc, any extra seconds count.defenders flock to giovinco and altidore like bees to honey, making getting balls to their feet as quickly as possible a crucial part of tfc’s game this season.the team struggled to do so in its first six matches of the year, scoring just seven goals in four ties, one win and one loss. the reds knew there were more goals and points to be had.but back-to-back wins to end april saw the pace and ball movement by toronto improve, helped on by the reintroduction of midfielder marky delgado to the starting lineup. “part of the reason the ball moved faster was because marky was on the field,” coach greg vanney said following toronto’s 3-1 win over chicago fire on april 21. “marky is an






usmnt dealt big blow as bobby wood removed from roster with back injury


bobby wood is off the united states roster for their upcoming world cup qualifiers against honduras (march 24, 10:30 p.m. et on fs1) and panama. the striker has a back injury that will keep him from playing, which is a huge blow to the americans, who are desperate for wins as they try to make the 2018 world cup.wood has been in excellent form for hamburg and was a likely starter for the u.s. he’s already one of their best players and when you toss in the goals he’s been bagging in the bundesliga, you have someone that the americans could depend on up front. now that won’t be the case.bruce arena has added sacha kljestan to the roster in wood’s place, perhaps indicating that he will not play with two strikers now. the thinking was that wood and jozy altidore have been so good that they have






woman asks for picture with fire players, has bastian schweinsteiger take the pi


after an undefeated three-game homestand, the chicago fire now head on the road for three straight.the first of the three road games is at toronto fc, the defending eastern conference champions, on friday. coverage is on csn plus 2 starting at 6 p.m. with fire pregame live.check out csn's channel finder for where csn plus 2 is available for you. the match will air on cozi tv. the fire released further broadcast information for the match, including re-airs on csn+ (11 p.m. friday) and csn (1 p.m. saturday).toronto (1-1-4, 7 points) is out of the playoff positions for now, but has had just two matches at home. both of those matches have been draws. the fire (3-1-2, 11 points) 0-1-1 on the road so far this season.the two teams met in the final preseason match in florida. the fire won 4-1. tha






jozy altidore reaches 100 caps as his usmnt legend continues to grow


jozy altidore is already the united states’ third greatest goalscorer of all-time. he’s been the team’s leading striker for nearly a decade now and he’s done it all by 27 years of age. and now he’s a member of the americans’ hallowed 100-cap club.when the opening whistle blew for the americans’ friendly against serbia on sunday, and altidore was out on the pitch to kick off the national team’s 2017 paign, he had officially picked up his 100th cap. he’s just the 17th american man to ever reach that mark and the second youngest.by almost any measure, altidore’s u.s. career has been nothing short of extraordinary. whether it was his four goals at the 2007 u-20 world cup, scoring his first goal for the senior team against mexico at just 18 years old, setting a u.s. record as the youngest playe






dom dwyer gets american citizenship, will be able to play for the usmnt


dom dwyer is a united states citizen, making him nearly eligible to play for the national team. the sporting kansas city striker was born and raised in england, but moved to the u.s. for college and has lived in the country for the last eight years.now, the only thing standing between dwyer and playing for the americans is getting a passport, fifa paperwork and a call-up from u.s. manager bruce arena.it’s likely that dwyer does get that call-up soon. he’s scored at least 12 goals in each of the last three seasons and his 50 regular-season goals since 2014 are the second-most in mls. he’s a fast striker who has a unique ability to find space in the box and pull away from defenders. add in some clinical finishing and you have one of the best strikers in mls.the u.s. could use some help at st






back to the future: us world cup veterans reunite with arena


san jose, calif. (ap) — damarcus beasley, clint demspey and tim howard were with bruce arena the last time the u.s. coach guided the americans into world cup qualifying — way back 12 years ago.“it’s a long time for a coach, too, i might add,” cracked the 65-year-old arena, “i had a lot more hair 12 years ago.”jozy altidore played for arena during his debut season of major league soccer with the new york red bulls in 2006 and part of ’07.the americans are counting on that familiarity and experience in big matches when they face honduras at home friday in world cup qualifying.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“he’s been around u.s. soccer for a very long time. i think that helps him a bit in his approach,” altidore said after tuesday’s training in a steady rain at ava






bruce arena hoping blue skies follow u.s. team to panama


a black cloud had descended over the u.s. national team heading into friday’s world cup qualifier with honduras.that’s both literally and figuratively true.literally because a persistent rain fell before, during and after the game, leaving avaya stadium as cold and bleak as a dickens’ novel.but it’s also figuratively true because two losses in their first two qualifiers had dropped the injury-riddled americans to the bottom of the six-team concacaf table, cost them their coach when jurgen klinsmann was fired in november and left their hopes of qualifying for an eighth consecutive world cup very much in doubt.but if the u.s. was in crisis that message never made it to the locker room, which is why the americans’ 6-0 dismantling of honduras came as no shock to the people on the team.“i’m not






back to the future: us world cup veterans reunite with arena


san jose, calif. — damarcus beasley, clint dempsey and tim howard were with bruce arena the last time the u.s. coach guided the americans into world cup qualifying — way back 12 years ago."it's a long time for a coach, too, i might add," cracked the 65-year-old arena, "i had a lot more hair 12 years ago."jozy altidore played for arena during his debut season of major league soccer with the new york red bulls in 2006 and part of '07.the americans are counting on that familiarity and experience in big matches when they face honduras at home friday in world cup qualifying."he's been around u.s. soccer for a very long time. i think that helps him a bit in his approach," altidore said after tuesday's training in a steady rain at avaya stadium."he's a guy that everybody's really comfortable with






united's loss to mls-best toronto fc a 'learning process'


toronto - minnesota united defender brent kallman wasn’t buying any theory about saturday being a moral victory for the expansion side.sure, united gave a serious scare to to the top team in mls. and yes, the loons showed plenty of resiliency in fighting back from a pair of one-goal deficits. but in the end, the result was familiar — another road loss, this one a 3-2 defeat against red-hot toronto fc at bmo field.“there’s things we can take from the game, but ultimately we’re going to be a little disappointed because we definitely could have came away with points and we didn’t,” kallman said after united fell to 0-4-2 away from minnesota and 3-6-3 overall. “we’ve got to learn from it, move on and not repeat those mistakes going forward.”for all the good things minnesota did, it must be not






toronto fc beats minnesota united 3-2 for 6th straight win


toronto — tosaint ricketts broke a tie in the 77th minute and toronto fc beat minnesota united 3-2 on saturday to push its club-record winning streak to six games.toronto (7-1-4) overcame injuries to sebastian giovinco and nick hagglund, and jason hernandez's illness.jozy altidore set up the winning goal with a run down the left flank, beating several defenders before sending in the cross that found ricketts' head.ricketts, coming off the bench, scored both goals in a 2-1 comeback victory at columbus on wednesday night.giovinco, returning from a heel injury, scored from the penalty spot in the 20th minute for his sixth of the season. the italian left in the 44th minute as precautionary measure after feeling tightness in his quad. he was replaced by altidore.kevin molino scored twice for ex






toronto fc beats crew 5-0 to extend unbeaten streak to 8


toronto — victor vazquez scored twice and toronto fc routed the columbus crew 5-0 on friday night to extend its unbeaten streak to a franchise record-matching eight games.toronto (8-1-5) is 7-0-1 since its lone league loss of the season, a 2-1 decision in columbus on april 15. columbus (6-7-1) has lost five of seven since topping toronto.justin morrow and substitutes jonathan osorio and jordan hamilton also scored for mls-leading toronto. the canadian team also was unbeaten in eight games (4-0-4) from may 8 to july 10, 2010.toronto was reduced to 10 men in the 81st minute when midfielder marky delgado was red-carded for a studs-up tackle on columbus captain wil trapp. osorio and hamilton then scored to pad the lead for toronto in its sixth shutout of the season.toronto played without the s






arsenal boss arsene wenger laughs off contract renewal date – video


the game in 100 words (or less): to be the best, you’ve gotta beat the best, and the reigning eastern conference champions took care of business at home against first-place orlando city. sebastian giovinco scored twice as tfc pulled to within two points of the visitors, and lowered the lions road record to 1w-2l (ocsc is 5-0 at home). kaka scored for orlando, who were denied once or twice by alex bono in the loss.three moments that mattered9′ — sometimes you make mvp moves to get your goals…look at this first touch from giovinco to set the table for his near post finish. please, hammer, don’t hurt ’em. jozy altidore scoops up the assist from a sloppy first touch. these things happen.38′ — … and sometimes you’re just there for the spoilsgiovinco completed his brace by doing work in a crowde






everything clicking — especially defense — in united's turnaround


after an embarrassing start in which minnesota united allowed 18 goals in its first four matches, the loons have given up just one goal in the past three.what has improved to make this about-face possible? defender brent kallman has a simple answer.“everything,” the center-back said.while there’s a few more specifics that have gone into its defensive reversal, united (3-5-2) will need every bit of that “everything” to be in working order for its match at 2 p.m. saturday at toronto fc.toronto (6-1-4) just missed out on the mls cup last season and currently tops the eastern conference and the league overall.or, as holding midfielder sam cronin called the canadian side united’s “biggest challenge yet.”“just given the form that they’re in and the players they have on the field and being at tor






tosaint ricketts lifts toronto fc over columbus crew


columbus, ohio—tosaint ricketts scored two late goals to help toronto fc beat the columbus crew 2-1 on wednesday night for its club-record fifth straight victory.toronto (6-1-4) won its second straight road match and avenged its only loss of the season. columbus (5-5-1) had won six of its last eight home games dating to last season.ricketts, who entered as a sub in the 40th minute, tied it with a header in the 81st minute. raheem edwards chipped it from the edge of the 18-yard box and ricketts headed it down to the lower-left corner. nine minutes later, a deflected cross fell to ricketts’ feet at the far post for an easy finish.toronto struggled on the attacking side for much of the match without star striker sebastian giovinco, who did not play for a second-straight match due to a heel br






a championship rematch? sounders say it’s a new year with new goals


sounders goalkeeper stefan frei says it's a new year with new goals and that he and his teammates must avoid getting too caught up in mls cup rematch hype when facing toronto fc on saturday at centurylink fieldarguably no sounders player benefitted more from the team’s mls cup triumph over toronto fc last december than goalkeeper stefan frei.its was frei’s iconic save off jozy altidore in extra time that helped the sounders to a 1-0 triumph over the reds right in their toronto backyard. frei can’t go very far these days without hearing about the leaping, off-balance save made to his left, forever immortalized on t-shirts, tattoos and anyplace else fans can stick the photographed image.but frei says it’s time to move on. that his team, still feeling its way this young season, can’t afford t






arsene wenger signs new two-year contract with arsenal


commerce city, colo. (ap) as a youngster in hawaii, the significance of the world cup never dawned on forward bobby wood. full disclosure: he didn’t even know what it was.he understands now.with his balky back feeling better, wood hopes to provide a spark for the americans as the squad resumes the final round of world cup qualifying. he’s been playing hurt in high-stress games with hamburg, which wasn’t assured of bundesliga survival until the last day of the season.a chance for him to exhale – if for only a moment. a week after the end of his first bundesliga season, he reported to the u.s. national team ahead of saturday’s exhibition against venezuela. after that: world cup qualifiers against trinidad and tobago at commerce city on june 8 and at mexico three days later.“it’s always good






portugal airport to be named after ronaldo near his hometown


what did we learn from the united states’ 1-1 draw in panama city on wednesday?for one thing, that the coach isn’t going to matter without a number of your very best players.[ more: match recap | player ratings ]the usmnt saw precious few moments of brilliance from its injury-ravaged side, saved by its soon-to-be all-time leading scorer, its 18-year-old star attacker, and its legendary goalkeeper.but mainly, we saw that you can change the boss, but you need better performances to make a difference.limits of depth tested in ugly affairbruce arena was without his best center back pairing thanks to injury, and you could argue he was without his best back four if you see fabian johnson as a left back (john brooks, geoff cameron, deandre yedlin, and johnson).the u.s. also couldn’t pair bobby wo






chris wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team


san jose, calif. — chris wondolowski didn't have to travel far when he got the call to join the u.s. national team ahead of two key world cup qualifiers.the u.s. will be playing honduras on the home field of wondolowski's san jose earthquakes on friday night as the americans look to bounce back from an 0-2 start in the final round of the north and central american and caribbean region."to represent your country is the ultimate pinnacle, especially as a soccer player in a world cup qualifier in your hometown," wondolowski said. "i couldn't have drawn it up any better. i'm very excited. i'm very honored to be a part of such a big game. it's not necessarily the place we want to be, but it is an exciting place for u.s. soccer right now. we have meaningful games in meaningful places."and wondol






sporting kc, toronto fc play to 0-0 tie


toronto — toronto fc played to a 0-0 tie with sporting kansas city in their home opener friday night in a matchup of unbeaten mls teams.toronto (1-0-3) had more chances on a wet, windy night, but was unable to finish off sporting kansas city (1-0-3) before a crowd of 27,909 at bmo field.sebastian giovinco, yet to score this season, almost broke the deadlock in the 59th minute but his free kick hit the crossbar.toronto manager greg vanney brought on jozy altidore in the 62nd minute and armando cooper in the 76th in a bid to beef up the offense. but it was kansas city that came close in the closing minutes when a corner kick flashed through the toronto penalty box before it was headed away.kansas city is now unbeaten in its last eight games against toronto."it's a frustrating night because i






chris wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team


san jose, calif. (ap) — chris wondolowski didn’t have to travel far when he got the call to join the u.s. national team ahead of two key world cup qualifiers.the u.s. will be playing honduras on the home field of wondolowski’s san jose earthquakes on friday night as the americans look to bounce back from an 0-2 start in the final round of the north and central american and caribbean region.“to represent your country is the ultimate pinnacle, especially as a soccer player in a world cup qualifier in your hometown,” wondolowski said. “i couldn’t have drawn it up any better. i’m very excited. i’m very honored to be a part of such a big game. it’s not necessarily the place we want to be, but it is an exciting place for u.s. soccer right now. we have meaningful games in meaningful places.”and w






besler, zusi are back with sporting kc for match at toronto


two teams in identical positions head into bmo field on friday as sporting kansas city and toronto fc finish the first month of the new mls season.both are coming off bye weeks and have a win and two draws in their first three games.toronto fc, however, will be playing its home opener and competes in its first game at bmo field since its heartbreaking defeat in last season’s mls cup final.“(bmo field) is a field that we want to make a fortress, and we know the city wants it to happen and the fans want it to happen,” defender drew moor said. “we’re right there with them. it needs to be a place that’s very difficult to come in and believe that you’re going to get anything, and it starts for us on friday night.”the week off benefited toronto as it gave star forward sebastian giovinco the chan






manchester united: zlatan ibrahimovic confirms contract talks


what did we learn from the united states’ 1-1 draw in panama city on wednesday?for one thing, that the coach isn’t going to matter without a number of your very best players.[ more: match recap | player ratings ]the usmnt saw precious few moments of brilliance from its injury-ravaged side, saved by its soon-to-be all-time leading scorer, its 18-year-old star attacker, and its legendary goalkeeper.but mainly, we saw that you can change the boss, but you need better performances to make a difference.limits of depth tested in ugly affairbruce arena was without his best center back pairing thanks to injury, and you could argue he was without his best back four if you see fabian johnson as a left back (john brooks, geoff cameron, deandre yedlin, and johnson).the u.s. also couldn’t pair bobby wo






united's loss to mls-best toronto fc a 'learning process'


toronto – minnesota united fc defender brent kallman wasn’t buying any theory about saturday being a moral victory for the expansion side.sure, united gave a serious scare to to the top team in mls. and yes, the loons showed plenty of resiliency in fighting back from a pair of one-goal deficits. but in the end, the result was familiar — another road loss, this one a 3-2 defeat against red-hot toronto fc at bmo field.“there’s things we can take from the game, but ultimately we’re going to be a little disappointed because we definitely could have came away with points and we didn’t,” kallman said after united fell to 0-4-2 away from minnesota and 3-6-3 overall. “we’ve got to learn from it, move on and not repeat those mistakes going forward.”for all the good things the loons did, it must be






sounders say they need better quality possession after 1-0 loss to toronto fc in


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