Seb Hines scored on a volley in the 80th minute and Orlando City avoided elimination from the playoff race with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. Orlando City (11-13-8, 41 points) entered the game in seventh place, needing at least a tie to remain in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Montreal (12-12-6, 42 points) would have clinched a playoff berth with a win, but retained its hold of sixth place and the final playoff position with four games to go.
Posted: October 4, 2015, 2:10 am

New York Red Bulls defender Sal Zizzo, left, and Columbus Crew midfielder Mohammed Saeid vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Harrison, N.J. The Red Bulls won 2-1. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the go-ahead goal in the first half and the New York Red Bulls held on to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Saturday night.

Posted: October 4, 2015, 1:42 am

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco (10) takes a penalty kick against the Philadelphia Union during first-half MLS soccer game action Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore scored and Toronto FC beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday to close in on the first playoff berth in franchise history. Toronto improved to 14-13-4. Philadelphia (9-16-7) was eliminated from playoff contention.

Posted: October 4, 2015, 12:46 am

U.S. national soccer team coach Juergen Klinsmann gestures during their international friendly soccer match against Germany in Cologne, Germany June 10, 2015.  REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

(Reuters) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has turned to experience for next Saturday's important CONCACAF Cup playoff match against Mexico in Pasadena, California. With a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup up for grabs, Klinsmann has decided that now is not the time to experiment with youth. Instead, he has turned largely to players from the 2014 World Cup, with 16 players returning from the squad that reached the round-of-16 in Brazil. ...

Posted: October 4, 2015, 12:10 am

United States defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, left, celebrates with forward Jerome Kiesewetter (17) and midfielder Emerson Hyndman (8) after scoring a goal during the first half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying soccer match against Cuba, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Everything went splendidly for the United States in its Olympic qualifying match against Cuba until the final minutes, when Marc Pelosi went down in a collision and clutched his shin. For a moment, coach Andi Herzog feared the talented midfielder had broken his leg again. It turned out the budding San Jose Earthquakes star merely sustained a deep gash, one that should not keep him out too long.

Posted: October 3, 2015, 11:36 pm

CORRECTS NAME OF NYC FC PLAYER TO MIX DISKERUD, INSTEAD OF LLOYD SAM - Vancouver Whitecaps' Gershon Koffie, left, of Ghana, is chased by New York City FC's Mix Diskerud as he moves the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann dropped defenders John Brooks and Omar Gonzalez and midfielder Mix Diskerud from the Americans' roster for the Oct. 10 playoff against Mexico for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Gonzalez and Diskerud were dropped based on form.

Posted: October 3, 2015, 11:19 pm

Barcelona's Neymar grimaces during their La Liga soccer match against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

Barcelona and Chelsea both stumbled to losses on Saturday to make a bad week even worse for two of Europe's defending league champions. Sergio Aguero was back to his very best for Manchester City, scoring five goals in a big win over Newcastle. Chelsea fell to its fourth loss of the Premier League season, leaving Jose Mourinho worried about the possibility of being fired.

Posted: October 3, 2015, 11:05 pm

Canada forward Michael Petrasso (13) gets past Panama defender Michael Murillo (4) to score a goal during the first half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying soccer match Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Michael Petrasso, Skylar Thomas and Benjamin Fisk-Routledge scored to send Canada to a 3-1 victory over Panama on Saturday in the Olympic qualifying tournament.

Posted: October 3, 2015, 9:15 pm

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