MLS Review: SKC, Portland keep pressure on

first_imgMLS MLS Review: Sporting KC, Portland keep pressure on Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 11:14 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Rubio Sporting Kansas CIty Peter Aiken MLS Sporting KC Sporting KC v LA Galaxy Atlanta United v Montreal Impact Portland Timbers v Orlando City Atlanta United Portland Timbers Montreal Impact LA Galaxy Orlando City The Western Conference contenders both triumphed Sunday to keep pace with the first-place Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers kept the pressure on in the MLS Western Conference, while Atlanta United claimed another win.Goals from Daniel Salloi and Diego Rubio helped Sporting KC to a 2-1 home victory against the LA Galaxy on Sunday.Salloi poked in the opener in the 18th minute before Rubio tapped in a Seth Sinovic pass in the first half for Peter Vermes’ men. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Romain Alessandrini pulled a goal back for Galaxy but they were unable to find another at Children’s Mercy Park.WATCH: Gorgeous buildup by the squad and a cheeky finish by @danielsalloi has up early at @cmpark . 1-0 #SKCvLA — Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) September 24, 2017 Sporting KC is third in the Western Conference, a point adrift of the first-place Vancouver Whitecaps.Sitting second is Portland, which recorded a 3-0 win over a nine-man Orlando City side.Diego Valeri opened the scoring from the penalty spot to extend his MLS-record scoring streak to nine matches.Darren Mattocks doubled the lead before Jonathan Spector was sent off for Orlando early in the second half.Valeri struck again prior to the hour mark and substitute PC also saw red for Orlando.That’s goal Number 20 of 2017 for El Maestro, the most by a Timber in a single campaign across all eras. @DiegoDv8 #RCTID #PORvORL — Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) September 25, 2017 Meanwhile, Atlanta extended its unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-0 win at home over the Montreal Impact behind strikes from Hector Villalba and Jeff Larentowicz.Take a bow, @TitoVillalba15 ! #ATLvMTL — Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 24, 2017 With Sunday’s results, New York City FC became the second team to clinch a playoff slot after Toronto FC secured its spot earlier this month.last_img read more