MLS Snapshot: Toronto FC 5-0 Orlando City SC (video)

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The game in 100 words (or less): The wheels have officially fallen off for Major League Soccer expansion side Orlando City SC. After occupying an Easter Conference playoff place as recently as a couple weeks ago, the Lions have now lost six of their last eight league games following a 5-0 loss to Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday. Orlando City’s first MLS season started with such promise, but looks to be in big trouble as they trail the Montreal Impact, who currently occupy the sixth and final playoff place in the East, only on tiebreaker, but have five fewer games remaining in the regular season. TFC, meanwhile, put to end their two-game losing skid and have jumped back up to fourth in the East. They still hold at least one game in hand on all but one team above them. Newsflash: After going goalless for two straight games (just the third time he has done so since coming to MLS) Sebastian Giovinco scored his 17th goal of the season, to go with 11 assists.

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Three moments that mattered

36′ — Ramos sent off for a silly, but not malicious challenge — Did Rafael Ramos need to make this challenge on Justin Morrow? In that part of the field, certainly not. Did he do so with any kind of recklessness or maliciousness? Certainly not. In fact, the contact with Morrow’s foot/ankle isn’t even all that great. Very poor decision from referee Jose Carlos Rivero that completely changes a game.

46′ — Bradley sets up Delgado for the opening goal — Michael Bradley picks this ball up right on the halfway line and he doesn’t give it up until he’s a yard from the endline. When he does, he picks out Marco Delgado who hammers the ball low and past Tally Hall.

57′ — Giovinco scores from another free kick — Giovinco’s personal free-kick mixtape is pretty impressive at this point, isn’t it? You can’t convince me that he doesn’t intentionally hit his free kicks off the inside of the post and in, you know, just for an added challenge. Because aiming anywhere inside that giant goal would be too easy for him.

HONORABLE MENTION — Morrow caps off a sequence of more than 40 passes to make the score 3-0 (WATCH HERE).

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Man of the match: Michael Bradley

Goalscorers: Delgado (46′), Giovinco (57′), Morrow (71′), Altidore (84′ – PK, 85′)

WATCH: Zlatan stunner answers Vela’s opener in El Trafico

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is walking it like he talks it, not that that’s anything new.

A few days after claiming superiority over LAFC superstar Carlos Vela, Ibrahimovic and his Galaxy trailed early in El Trafico via a Vela penalty.

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Naturally, Zlatan took it upon himself to answer the bell with his 14th goal in 17 games.

Ibrahimovic chests a long ball onto his right foot, cooking Eduard Atuesta by pushing it into position for a tremendous lash into the LAFC goal.

And if you haven’t been following LAFC’s amazing season, Atuesta’s probably been the side’s best player after Vela, who now has 20 goals in 20 games.

Wizard stuff.

Borussia Dortmund tops Liverpool 3-2 at Notre Dame

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A half-hour of the big guns wasn’t enough to get Jurgen Klopp a result against his former team.

Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster scored for Liverpool in a 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund at the University of Notre Dame on Friday.

Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney, and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored for the Black Yellow, who led 3-1 when mass changes began with Virgil Van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, and Andrew Robertson entering the match.

Liverpool faces Sevilla on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Alcacer with the ball in the box is a bad idea, and the Spaniard took advantage of Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip to smash home from a yard outside the six.

Wilson leveled the score before halftime, but Delaney made it 2-1 in the 53rd minute when a long diagonal ball beat the Reds line and a low pass across the box went undetected.

It was 3-1 via a clever Bruun Larsen touch to wrong foot James Milner, but Brewster brought the Reds back to within one when he converted a 75th minute penalty won by Ben Woodburn.

Liverpool was without Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah, who are on break after deep summer tournament runs.

Eriksen offered big Spurs wages, but Atletico Madrid lurks

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Christian Eriksen may trade London for Madrid after all, but Marca claims it’ll be Real Madrid’s rivals who earn the services of Tottenham’s Danish playmaker.

Eriksen, 27, scored 10 goals with 17 assists for Spurs in all competitions last season, and was reportedly ready to spread his wings for Real Madrid.

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But pro-Real site Marca says Zinedine Zidane doesn’t want Eriksen at the Bernabeu, and that Diego Simeone feels differently… should Atletico Madrid fail at landing his prime option.

That’s James Rodriguez, who remains property of Real and that’s a problem.

So Eriksen to Atleti, helping to replace Antoine Griezmann? It’s possible.

From Marca.com:

Just last November, the London club put a 250 million euro price tag on his head, but now appear keen to move him on. The next few days will likely reveal a lot about what’s to come.

So we may get an idea of whether this report has any guts to it by next week. There could be some sense to it, but Metro claims that Spurs are offering Eriksen an “enormous” contract to keep him in North London.

Enormous means a doubling of Eriksen’s wages, and the Dane is said to be happy in England. Might Spurs hold off the finest of La Liga and Serie A after all.

Report: Everton could land Juventus’ Kean after all

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Everton could end up with one of the hottest prospects in world soccer.

Moise Kean may wind up leaving Juventus due to the club’s failure to offload fellow strikers Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain.

And Kean, 19, was poised for a breakthrough to the first team, to the extent that Juve reportedly turned down a $33 million bid from Everton.

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The Toffees, however, may have new life due to the Higuain/Mandzukic problem, and Sky Sports Italia reports that Kean may indeed be an option for Marco Silva‘s club. He could join Michael Keane, if he’s keen.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Kean elected to leave Italy given the racial abuse he’s suffered in Serie A (Though racism is everywhere, of course).

The same report says Kean turned down a Barcelona offer because he would’ve headed on loan, while Arsenal is also said to be in the mix.

Kean scored six Serie A goals with an assist in just 13 matches for Juventus last season after scoring four times for Hellas Verona on loan.