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Houston Dynamo shock and eliminate top-seed Portland Timbers


Portland Timbers Houston Dynamo 1 2 LIVE 90' +8' Leg 2Aggregate: 1 – 2 Game Details Home: 100/1  Draw: 8/1  Away: 1/14  Odds from bet365 bet365 Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Major League Soccer: Mauro Manotas (77') Portland Timbers 1-2 Houston Dynamo The Houston Dynamo shocked the Portland Timbers in MLS' Western Conference semifinals on Sunday, beating the top seed 2-1 at Timbers Park to advance to the conference finals against the Seattle Sounders. Dairon Asprilla almost opened the scoring for Portland in the 23rd minute for Portland, but his powerful header was palmed away by Houston goalkeeper Joe Willis. But the 25-year-old made no mistake on his second chance, smashing a volley following a corner into the Houston goal after defender Dylan…

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Jozy Altidore 'ambushed' in tunnel by NY Red Bulls players – Greg Vanney


Watch the altercation between Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls in the tunnel during halftime of their MLS playoff match.
New York Red Bulls were winners in a cagey, ill-tempered second leg in Canada, but Toronto FC still advanced on aggregate.

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney said Jozy Altidore was “ambushed” by Red Bulls players Sunday on his way back to the locker room at half-time of a 1-0 loss to New York at BMO Field.

Toronto won the home and away tie 2-2 on aggregate thanks to two away goals in the first leg in Harrison, New Jersey, but the team could play its next match without Altidore as both he and Sacha Kljestan were handed red cards at half-time for violent conduct.

Altidore was given a yellow card for a first-half scuffle with Tyler Adams that Kljestan became embroiled in and, as the two teams went down the tunnel, TV replays showed players come together on the way to their locker rooms.

According to Vanney, who did not see the events start-to-finish but was informed by those who did, Altidore was approached by Red Bulls players: “From my estimation and from what I’ve heard, Jozy was basically ambushed in the tunnel and we’ll see where that goes.

“I just have witness accounts and we are working on the video of what happened, but Jozy was followed in, basically confronted and he turned around and from my understanding the next thing you know there were four, five or six Red Bulls people all rushing towards him at the same time and the rest we’ll see.”

Toronto Star reporter Laura Armstrong tweeted that “Kljestan told reporters here that Altidore shoved him into a wall at HT and that he has a clear conscience.”

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Jozy Altidore lays on the field following an incident with New York’s Sacha Kljestan.

A report on MLSSoccer.com said that Altidore attended the Toronto Raptors game after the second leg and briefly told TSN his side of the story.

“He tried to come and get at me from behind, choked and pushed me,” Altidore said. “And he found out the hard way that he shouldn’t do something like that.”

Altidore also apologized to fans for the incident.

The chaotic match saw the Red Bulls nearly overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg when Daniel Royer’s shot from distance deflected off Bradley Wright-Phillips and into the Toronto goal, meaning Jesse Marsch’s team needed just one more goal to win the tie.

And Vanney believed the chaos suited New York perfectly.

He said: “I think that’s perfectly OK for them. Antagonizing and getting the game to be a little chaotic and off tilt was okay for their side, so it is what it is. It’s the officials job to try to keep things under control on the field and I think that was a little bit lacking.

“In terms of the tunnels you know we try to police them here at the stadium, but when multiple people come rushing in behind it’s not as easy as it may sound.

“The game became a little bit about soccer and a lot about nonsense and that’s irritating for spectators, that’s irritating for coaches, players and it’s irritating for just what our league is supposed to be about.”

A league spokesperson said MLS will investigate the matter further when asked about the half-time events.

Toronto will now face Columbus Crew, who beat New York City FC 4-3 on aggregate in the other semi, in the Eastern Conference finals with the first leg at MAPFRE stadium on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

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