MLS: Higuain in brawl after Pen Miss debut


Gonzalo Higuain's MLS debut was one to be forgotten when the new Inter Miami striker missed a penalty and was caught up in a fight in his 3-0 loss to Philadelphia.

Miami had already lost two goals against the strong Union when Kacper Przybylkos handball gave the ex-Juventus striker the chance to halve the deficit home player.

Anthony Fontana gave the hosts the lead against the run of the game before the break, but despite Miami's continued dominance, they fell further behind Ilsinho's hand-to-hand combat after 70 minutes, minutes before Higuain's miss from 12 meters.

Things got worse for David Beckham's side when Brenden Aaronson added a third with a header in stoppage time to put Philadelphia in second place in the Eastern Conference, while Inter Miami are in second place.

Eastern leaders Columbus crew suffered a comeback defeat at Toronto FC with ex-Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore scoring a 3-1 home win in Canada.

Chris Mavinga gave the visitors an accidental first-half lead five minutes before half-time when he misjudged Pedro Santos' cross, but three minutes after half-time Altidore's long shot improved the game.

Alejandro Pozuelo put the hosts in the lead on the hour with a nifty finish before Richie Laryea, who scored the second goal, ended a mazy run with a clever third to claim the win.

Seattle Sounders stayed in the lead thanks to a 3-1 win at the Western Conference LA Galaxy, with a game in hand on the runner-up Portland Timbers.

Cristian Roldan's double helped the Seattle Sounders stay at the top of the Western Conference

Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris put the visitors in full control before the break. Roldan doubled his personal record on the hour before Sebastian Lletget withdrew some consolation for the galaxy two minutes before the end.

New York Red Bulls smashed Effects on Montreal 4-1 in New York. Tom Barlow made a comeback in the first half before Daniel Royer and Kaku scored goals within a minute of the break for a formidable win.

Former Barcelona and Stoke striker Bojan gave the visitors the lead in the fourth minute, but that was just as good as it was for Montreal, who fell on the eighth loss of the season.

New England Revolution It stayed late to move to the top half of the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 league in the basement DC United.

The designated player Adam Buksa opened the goal four minutes before the end at Audi Field before Gustavo Bou's first goal since July secured victory with an abandoned finish in stoppage time.

Chicago Fire jumped over Atlanta United With a 2-0 win, Robert Beric scored the fourth game in a row at Soldier Field.

Robert Beric (right) scored for the fourth time in a row
Robert Beric (right) scored for the fourth time in a row

Fabian Herbers added a second before the break, with some poor defenders giving the German a clear path to goal before doubling the Chicago advantage they would comfortably hold.

Vancouver Whitecaps fell through to a 0-1 home defeat Portland TimbersThanks to Felipe Mora's goal in the fifth minute, the guests recorded a third away win in a row.

Basement side of the Western Conference Earthquake in San Jose took the much-needed win, only third time in the season to move within a point of the Whitecaps and LA Galaxy by a win los Angeles 2-1.

Mark Anthony-Kaye gave the hosts the lead at halftime – but San Jose made an excellent comeback with Shea Salinas in the last 10 minutes before Jackson Yueill won dramatically in the 93rd minute.

Elsewhere, Minnesota United were held to a 0-0 tie by Real salt lakeWith FC Dallas and Orlando City also play a stalemate.


Steven Gregory