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🔬 The Debrief from Saturday’s statement MLS action

🔬 The Debrief from Saturday's statement MLS action

🔬 The Debrief from Saturday’s statement MLS action

More Major League Soccer action continued this weekend with thrilling matches across the United States and Canada.

Here is everything you need to know about Saturday’s drama.


What happened?

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A statement was made in the East as FC Cincinnati dethroned Inter Miami and made a statement push for the Supporters’ Shield with a thumping 6-1 win.

One Sergio Busquets was also shown just the fourth red card in his career, making things a night to forget for the visitors.

Orlando City also put up a goal fest with a 5-0 win over D.C. United and Columbus followed suit with a 4-0 win over Toronto.

Canada’s showdown saw Montreal and Vancouver split the points 1-1, and Philadelphia Union avoided finishing the day bottom of the table with a 0-0 draw against New York Red Bulls.

Then the goals poured in out West. Real Salt Lake thumped Atlanta United 5-2 thanks to an inspired Diego Luna and Austin pulled off a 2-1 comeback over New York City FC. The day’s final show saw Seattle beat New England 2-0.


Moment of the night

This was the moment FC Cincinnati made it six on the night against Inter Miami. It pretty much sums up the night.


Stats of the night

We’ll start the night off by highlighting that stunning performance from FC Cincinnati!

Elsewhere, an individual showing from Gyasi Zardes helped Austin clinch three points at home, and he made some history in the process.

Meanwhile, for Orlando City, two legends moved over for Facundo Torres.

His assist and a goal saw him move ahead of Kaká (10) for the most games with multiple goal contributions (10). He is also ahead of Nani for the second-most regular-season goals in club history (29).


What this means

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Alongside FC Cincinnati dethroning Inter Miami and holding a one point lead with a game in hand, RSL now sit level on points with leaders LAFC out West.

Vancouver missed a chance to continue up the table and sit fifth while Austin are on the edge of the play-offs.

Another push sees Orlando jump into the confirmed post-season spots while Toronto are still on the brink of crashing out.


What comes next

We’re back for more on Sunday, with six games to come!

Sporting KC host FC Dallas while LAFC makes the trip to Houston.

San Jose Earthquakes face Chicago Fire, and Colorado Rapids welcomes St. Louis to town.

The late kick-off sees Portland Timbers host Nashville SC and LA Galaxy face Minnesota…

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