The soccer news starts with the MLS roundup, highlighted by eight goals at BMO Field. Toronto and DC United drew 4-4, with Toronto staging a comeback at home. Yamil Asad put DC up in the 12th minute with Paul Arriola doubling the lead in the 17th. Darren Mattocks made it 3-0 DC in the 45th. Toronto's comeback started with Jonathan Osorio's goal in the 56th. Victor Vasquez cut the lead to one goal in the 64th with Nick Hagglund equalizing in the 86th. Asad got the lead back for DC in the 90th minute. Toronto wasn't through, with Hagglund equalizing two minutes into stoppage time.
"It’s tough to get ahold of your thoughts after a match like that… it was a pretty wild one," DC coach Ben Olsen said. "It was always going to be a game about two halves. To be up a goal with a few minutes left and give up the fourth is a tough blow.... Given the circumstances though, it hurts a little bit to not get more out of the game."
Montreal shutout Orlando City 3-0 at home. Ignacio Piatti converted a penalty in the 5th minute and an own-goal doubled the lead in the 55th. Piatti scored again two minutes into stoppage time. Evan Bush made three saves to keep the clean sheet.
Atlanta shutout Columbus 2-0 on the road. Josef Martinez put Atlanta up in the 30th minute with Hector Villalba doubling the lead in the 82nd.
"I think mentality, in terms of how we approach games, our ability to be a mature team," Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan said. "I thought today, especially. I don’t think it was until the eighth or ninth minute until they touched the ball. We had a fantastic period in the first half where we kept the ball moving, one or two touches, made them shift, made them defend. Obviously, they weren’t pressing us high, and we weren’t causing them any problems. Stuff like that is important on nights like tonight. It’s how you get points on the road in MLS."
The New York Red Bulls beat Seattle 2-1 at home. Daniel Royer put the Red Bulls up in the 37th with Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring in the 52nd. Harry Shipp pulled a goal back for Seattle in the 87th minute.
Colorado and Chicago drew 2-2 at Dick's Sporting Goods Stadium. The goals came early with Dominique Badji scoring for the Rapids in the 7th minute and Tommy Smith doubling the lead in the 15th. An own-goal started Chicago's comeback in the 21st with Aleksandar Katai equalizing three minutes later. Chicago's Johan Kappelhof saw red in the 84th minute for a serious foul.
"In the end when all is said and done, we've stopped the bleeding," Colorado coach Anthony Hudson said. "That was really important because psychologically we got into a break down tonight. The most important thing after a run like this is we didn't lose. So we've stopped the bleeding and also at the end we probably did enough to get three points. We created some good chances at the end. I'm disappointed not to get the three points, but we've stopped that run."
San Jose drew 2-2 with New England at Avaya Stadium. Danny Hoesen put the Quakes up in the 17th minute. Diego Fagundez equalized for the Revs in the 31st. Cristian Penilla put New England up in the 43rd. Hoesen equalized for San Jose in the 51st minute.
"I thought that our energy was good," San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski said. "I thought we came out and executed. It was good to get that goal early and put pressure, but again, we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. I sound like a broken record, but that's kind of been our MO."
Soccer America's Paul Kennedy explains why the United bid for the 2026 World Cup was successful. ESPN's Jeff Carlisle on the potential for the 2026 World Cup to change things in American soccer. MLSsoccer.com's Sam Stejskal on the next step for the US, downselecting from their list of potential host cities.
The NY Times' Rory Smith on the host country response to Russia 2018. World Soccer's Sam Tremlett on Russia's opportunity. Tifo Football's Robbie Blakely looks at the lack of excitement in Brazil for this World Cup.
The Premier League released the 2018-19 schedule.
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