Orlando, Fla. — Kaka scored both goals as Orlando City beat
New York City 2-1 on Sunday, preventing the Big Apple team from going top of
Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.
NYC stayed two points behind East leader Toronto and is now
only a point ahead of local rival New York after the Red Bulls defeated New
Kaka opened the scoring in the 32nd minute but Steven
Mendoza equalized for the visitors in the 55th minute when he knocked in a
rebound from a saved shot.
Kaka drew a penalty in the 63rd minute and the former Brazil
star converted it himself to secure a win that moved Orlando within a point of
the last playoff-yielding spot in the East.
Also read: Kaka denied on penalty as Orlando draw with Union
The Red Bulls moved onto NYC's tail by beating New England
The winner came in the 55th minute when Revolution
goalkeeper parried a shot back into play and Bradley Wright-Phillips
half-volleyed the rebound into the net for his 166th goal of the season.
Wright-Phillips has 61 goals in 100 career MLS games.
New York is undefeated in nine games while the Revolution
has gone six games without a win.
Portland beat regional rival Seattle 4-2, with all the
Timbers goals coming in the first half. Portland now has sole possession of
sixth place — the last playoff berth — in the West, four points ahead of the
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