Lion Links: 3/13/22 – The Land of the Mane

Happy Sunday, Mane Landers. I hope you’re not too groggy to put your clocks forward. At least you won’t have to touch them again until November. Grab your favorite caffeinated drink and dive into today’s news from the world of football.

The Lions suffer their first loss of 2022

Despite dominating possession, passing accuracy, corners, shots and shots on target, Orlando City managed to lose at home to FC Cincinnati. Junior Urso pulled back a goal from Brandon Vazquez in the first half, but the Cincinnati forward scored again in the second half and this time the Lions went unanswered in a 2-1 loss to a team who had previously not scored a goal. the season. Cincy had lost 14 consecutive games since last September and before Saturday night had won only once in the last 27 times the team took the field. It won’t be easy to recover from the loss with a trip to the LA Galaxy looming and a visit to Portland the following week. Michael Citro has your match recap, while later today you can check out our five takeaways from the game and our player ratings and man of the match.

USA beat Mexico to win Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship

The United States Women’s Under-20 National Team beat Mexico 2-0 in the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship Championship game in the Dominican Republic on Saturday. The win gave the United States a record seventh Concacaf title in that age group. Striker Michelle Cooper scored in the third minute and midfielder Talia DellaPeruta converted a penalty late in the first half. Cooper won the tournament’s Golden Boot and Golden Ball as the competition’s top scorer and player, respectively. Both teams had already secured places for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 thanks to their semi-final victories. You can check out the highlights below.

Saturday MLS Results

After revealing his MLS Cup 2021 champions banner in their snowy opener at home, New York City FC crushed CF Montreal 4-1 with an assist and a goal from Magno Talles. The Columbus Crew are now unbeaten in their first three games of the season after beating Toronto FC 2-1. Already trailing 1-0, Brek Shea’s first-half red card crushed Inter Miami’s comeback chances and LAFC added another for a 2-0 win at a soggy and windy DRV PNK Stadium. Inter Miami’s Phil Neville challenged their only designated player Gonzalo Higuaín after the game, saying “for us to be successful, he has to perform.”

The Seattle Sounders defeated the LA Galaxy 3-2 to win their first game of the campaign. Darwin Quintero scored twice to lead the Houston Dynamo past the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1. The Chicago Fire beat DC United 2-0 to give Ezra Hendrickson his first win as manager. Real Salt Lake scored three late in the second half to overcome a 2-0 deficit and beat the New England Revolution 3-2. Carles Gil of the Revolution did not have fun in the snow.

The Philadelphia Union gave Jim Curtin his 100th career regular season win and went undefeated as they knocked out the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0. Club record signing Alan Velasco scored on his debut to give FC Dallas a 2-0 victory over Nashville SC.

The final games featured Colorado vs. Sporting Kansas City and Portland vs. Austin.

Ronaldo’s hat trick goes down in history

After missing his side’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City last week, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to propel Manchester United to a 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. His three goals give him 807, making him the all-time leading goalscorer in the history of men’s football combined for club and country. Although this record is disputed and unofficial, FIFA estimates that the Austrian-Czech Josef Bican scored 805 goals during a career that spanned from 1931 to 1955.

Free kicks

Thank you for joining us today, Mane Landers. Shake off last night’s loss and prepare for the LA Galaxy next weekend.

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