Philadelphia beat the Portland Timbers, Argentina’s Diego Valeri and Claudio Bravo, on the court tonight with a 3-0 defeat of the Portland Timbers for the seventh round of the Major League Soccer (MLS) tournament in the United States.
The meeting held at the Subarú Park stadium in Philadelphia was the scene of the forcefulness of the local team, imposed by the definitions of the Polish Kacper Przybylko; the Brazilian Sergi Santos; and the English Jack Elliott, as detailed by the Soccerway site.
Thus, Philadelphia rose to second place in the Eastern Conference by adding 14 points, 3 less than the New England leader.
With regard to the compatriots, Valeri (a former Lanús flyer) had to be replaced near the end by the Venezuelan Renzo Zambrano; and Bravo (former left back of Banfield) for his rough play was penalized with a warning.
The date concludes with the meeting between Seattle Sounders and Austin FC, which takes place at dawn in Argentina.
= Main positions =
Eastern Conference: New England, 17 points; Philadelphia, 14; Orlando City, 12; Columbus Crew, Montreal, Nashiville SC and New York FC, 11.
Conferencia del Oeste: Seattle Sounders, 17 puntos; Kansas City, L.A. Galaxy, 15; Colorado, 13; Houston Dynamo, 11; SJ Earthquakes y Portland Timbers, 9.