Orlando City completely destroy LA Galaxy: MLS week 11 recap

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Major League Soccer is continuing to entertain its fans thoroughly, and with more thrills and spills, what better way than allowing Luke Greaves to take you through all of the action.

Orlando open up LA

Orlando City SC haven't started MLS as they would have liked since their debut appearance in March with only two wins (both on the road), so they will be over the moon after winning their first home game in true style.

On the other hand, LA Galaxy are in desperate need of something to revitalise their season after being demolished 4-0 by the purple army. 

It's now back-to-back defeats for Bruce Arena's side, who in relation to their successful past, aren't familiar with losing streaks.

Kaka, of course, was on the scoresheet after Erik Avila and Cyle Larin had secured a 2-0 lead, only for a deflected Darwin Ceren strike to make it four.

Montreal mark First Win in Style

Montreal Impact's bottom-of-the-table status may be more deceiving than you think, and Real Salt Lake City learned their lesson of not being prejudicial on Saturday.

They may have failed win in their first times out this season, but committments in the CONCACAF Champions League final forced them to postpone a handful of games, and that explains why they sit at the foot of the table.

However, the Canadian club marked their first win of 2015 MLS win in fashion, beating RSL 4-1. Although the visitors may have scored the goal of the game, strikes from Andres Romero, Dilly Duka and Laurent Ciman sealed the win for the hosts.

Dynamo shock Timbers

Houston Dynamo haven't exactly been at their best of late. A shocking 4-0 home defeat to Texan rivals, FC Dallas, a fortnight ago has certainly given Owen Coyle's men a kick up the backside. A win on the road against Toronto FC last week has risen spirits in the camp as the Dynamo claimed back-to-back victories.

Portland Timbers were the sufferers, who also aren't enduring their most impressive of seasons. The visitors pulled level just before the break, Fenando Adi cancelling out Wills Bruin's early goal, but Giles Barnes restored the lead for the home side before Bruin capitalised on a defensive error to chip home and grab a brace.

Sounders make noise in Vancouver

Seattle Sounders haven't been all that outstanding on the road in 2015. Away defeats to Columbus Crew and LA Galaxy have certainly surprised a few and set the bar pretty low for Vancouver Whitecaps' opponents on Saturday night, but it was the hosts who were meeting that level of play.

Chad Barrett scored from two one-on-one scenarios to send all three points back to Washington, but it has to be said that the Caps battled valiantly and didn't give up at any stage in the game.

NYCFC rescue a point

New York City FC can't wait for the arrival of Frank Lampard so that they can have a real midfielder to hold everything together. Twice the hosts were opened up in the first times, and on both times Chicago Fire punished them through Jeff Larentowicz and Razvan Cocis. 

A second half comeback was looking unlikely for NYCFC as they were down to ten men despite Mehdi Ballouchy's strike before half-time, but Khiry Shelton pulled off the unbelievable to rescue a vital point in a strugglesome season.

Other Results

New England Revolution gave up a lead for the second time in two weeks as Michael Bradley secured a point for Toronto FC who are still aiming for the play-offs.

New York Red Bulls were still tired from the New York derby on Sunday and couldn't find a breakthrough to beat FC Dallas in a bore draw.

It was Philadelphia Union, however, who pulled off the most surprising result of the week, scoring a 93rd minute goal to beat high-flyers D.C. United, 1-0.

10-man Columbus Crew couldn't build upon their win against Seattle Sounders last week as San Jose Earthquakes enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 home victory.

Next Week

There's plenty of MLS action to look forward to next week, including New York Red Bulls clashing with Philadelphia Union in a local derby.

Elsewhere, LA Galaxy will hope to get back onto winning ways against a confident Houston Dynamo, whilst Supporters Shield chasers, Seattle Sounders, host Sporting Kansas City and Vancouver Whitecaps travel to Colorado Rapids.

That, and plenty more drama is in store for you next week. Join me next Monday for all the latest news from week twelve in America.

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