VIDEO: Breaking down the Deadline Day deals with the NBCSN crew


Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle sat down to talk Deadline Day earlier this evening, and discussed everything from Liverpool’s summer of buys to Hull City’s late maneuvers.

Liverpool’s fortunes after a summer transfer window that watched them sell Luis Suarez for $128 million but reinforce the side with a bevy of strong players including Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli.

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The trio make the point that if their new Italian striker can behave and stay focused, then Liverpool may well have won the window.

Though Tottenham Hotspur didn’t make a massive splash at the summer transfer deadline, doing plenty of business last summer, they did remain busy in the offseason. And today they did add sought-after Ligue 1 star Benjamin Stambouli.

Petr Cech is no longer playing first-team football for Chelsea and was granted the opportunity to leave the club. The keeper declined and wanted to remain with The Blues.

With one man on the top of the their list, Everton failed to strike a deal with Manchester United for the transfer of Tom Cleverley, causing much disappointment at Goodison Park (but really, probably not universally amongst its fans).

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City arguably didn’t have to do much in order to stay in tip-top shape, but they did and are better off for the moves.

West Bromwich Albion is blazing a new trail in European football with the way Alan Irvine manages his club and scouts potential transfers.

Hull City brought on a few top names, getting deals done just as the transfer window was ready to slam close.

With deeps roots to his Spurs days, Harry Redknapp’s dealings brought QPR former Tottenham stud Sandro among other transfer signings.

Though he isn’t prolific goal-scorer or technical player, Danny Welbeck is a striker that brings pace to the game and is a good fit for Arsenal.

Despite the formalities of getting the deal finalized, Radamel Falcao is the newest member of Manchester United, and is a two-footed striker who can give the Old Trafford club a much-needed shot in the arm.

MLS Snapshot: Orlando City SC 2-1 Montreal Impact

Cyle Larin, Orlando City SC

The game in 100 words (or less): For weeks, it was a widely held belief that the Montreal Impact would snatch up the sixth and final playoff place in the Eastern Conference with little or no resistance from their opposition. As they went six games unbeaten (four wins), all looked to be setting up perfect for the club that fired Frank Klopas midseason, but there was another team in the race for sixth that kept winning themselves: Orlando City SC. On Saturday night, Montreal and Orlando City faced off at the Citrus, with the expansion Lions claiming their fourth-straight victory with a 2-1 triumph. Montreal now holds a one-point lead on Orlando in the race for sixth, and have two games in hand, but it’s no longer a foregone conclusion L’Impact will qualify for the playoffs no resistance whatsoever.

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Three moments that mattered

33′ — Bush’s mistake gifts Larin the opening goal — Larin did what your taught to do as a striker — “put it on frame, test the goalkeeper” — but in no universe does a shot so feeble have any business finding the back of the net. Evan Bush has been great this year. Hopefully (for Montreal’s sake), this howler doesn’t turn into the yips with the playoffs looming.

43′ — Hall’s “mistake” gifts Oduro an equalizer — Dominic Oduro equalized in the 43rd minute, when he took the ball out of the hands of Tally Hall and smashed it into the back of the net, but the goal should have been disallowed due to Hall having full control of the ball.

80′ — Hines hits the winner for Orlando — Seb Hines put the ball back into the mixer and just so happened to find the back of the net in the 80th minute. Sometimes that’s all it takes.

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Man of the match: Seb Hines

Goalscorers: Larin (33′), Oduro (43′), Hines (80′)

MLS Snapshot: NY Red Bulls 2-1 Columbus Crew SC

Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
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The game in 100 words (or less): Two weeks in a row Columbus Crew SC have had a chance to go top of the Eastern Conference with a victory, and two weeks in a row Crew SC have failed to take a single point from massively important fixtures. Their latest defeat, a 2-1 humbling at the hands of the East-leading New York Red Bulls, started so well for Gregg Berhalter’s side, but was undone by a pair of costly, comedic defensive errors that allowed Lloyd Sam and Bradley Wright-Phillips (15th of the season) to erase an early deficit (Justin Meram) and win all three points. The result not only keeps the Red Bulls top of the East, but gives them a three- and four-point cushion with three and two games in hand on their nearest competitors., D.C. United and New England Revoltion respectively. For Crew SC, they’re four points back of the Red Bulls in fourth place, one point ahead of fifth-place Toronto FC, who have a game in hand.

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Three moments that mattered

9′ — Meram pokes it past Robles for an early lead — Meram “earned” his goal all the way back in midfield, when the Iraqi international’s mazy run took a routine turnover inside Crew SC’s defensive half and turned it into a dangerous counter-attacking opportunity. Harrison Afful overlapped and provided the cross for Meram to send home.

12′ — Sam capitalizes on multiple mistakes to equalize — Crew SC pass the ball out of the back. They don’t boot it forward to clear. It’s just what they do. Sometimes, that’ll bite you. When your goalkeeper and right back both have blunders clearing the ball 10 seconds apart, you probably deserve to concede an ugly, scrappy goal.

21′ — Wright-Phillips capitalizes on more defensive gaffes — See the above description for Red Bulls goal no. 1.

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Man of the match: Damien Perrinelle

Goalscorers: Meram (9′), Sam (12′), Wright-Phillips (21′)