Gallese assaults the lead; ‘Chicharito’, Vela and Jairo Torres fall

The orlando-city of the Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallesewho kept a clean sheet, stormed the lead in the Eastern Conference of the mlstied with Montréalin a negative day for Mexicans Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Jairo Torresdefeated with their respective teams, Los Angeles Galaxy, LAFC and Chicago Fire.

With his sixth game without conceding goals out of ten played, Gallese contributed to a momentous 1-0 win at the Toronto F.C. who was the tournament’s top scorer, the Spanish Jesús Jiménez.

The Orlando of the Colombian coach Oscar Couple sealed his victory thanks to a goal in the 92nd minute from the American Kyle Smith, a pass from the Brazilian Alexandre Pato, and took advantage of the defeat of the Philadelphia Union to become the leader together with Montreal, who won 2-0 at home against charlotte of the Spanish coach Miguel Angel Ramirez.

In the East also triumphed the New York Cityreigning champion, against Columbus Crewwith a goal included by Argentine striker Valentín ‘Taty’ Castellanos.

DEBUT OF JAIRO TORRES

The Chicago Fire still haven’t seen the light of day, in which the Mexican Jairo Torres made his debut in the last twenty minutes of the game lost 1-2 at Soldier Field against Cincinnati.

Torres, Mexican champion with Atlas, came onto the field in the 71st minute and contributed technique and a change of pace, but his team, which equalized 1-1 with a goal from Colombian Jhon Durán, gave up in the 87th minute against the fifth goal of the season of Argentine Luciano Acosta.

«I’m happy for the debut and for having played, but I’m a little sad about the result,» Jairo Torres acknowledged in the Fire locker room at the end of the game.

«I’m sad, who likes to lose, I’m angry about the result,» added the Mexican winger.

Despite the defeat, Torres received praise from his coach, Ezra Hendrickson, and also from Fede Navarro, who told EFE that he sees the Mexican as an element that «will make a great contribution» to the franchise.

LAFC AND GALAXY LOSSES

A penalty goal from Chile’s Diego Rubio sealed the Colorado Rapids’ 2-0 win against Carlos Vela’s Los Angeles FC, which suffered its second MLS loss of the season.

Rubio now has six goals in ten games with Colorado and knocked out a LAFC that is still in the lead, but now just one point ahead of Dallas.

The Texan team itself sealed a great 3-1 victory at the ‘Chicharito’ Galaxy, with a double by Colombian-American Jesús Ferreira and a goal by American Paul Arriola.

The Galaxy, who reduced with the 1-3 of the Brazilian Douglas Costa, dropped to fourth position, surpassed by Dallas, second, and behind Austin.

MIAMI WASTE 2-0, PORTLAND GOES 7

Inter Miami could not raise their heads, which did not go beyond 2-2 against DC United despite taking a 2-0 lead with goals from Ecuadorian Leonardo Campana and Jamaican Damion Lowe.

Campana, who was a starter, with the Argentine Gonzalo Higuaín as substitute, has already scored six goals and two assists so far in MLS.

Englishman Phil Neville’s team is penultimate, with eleven points, and hasn’t won for three games.

Among the other results of the day, the resounding 7-2 endorsed by the Portland Timbers against Sporting Kansas City stands out, with doubles from the Argentine Sebastián Blanco and the Brazilian Nathan Fogaça included.