Asprilla’s bike goal and Timbers’ win overshadow St. Louis’ Cincinnati thrashing and Seattle’s defeat

    St. Louis City snapped their two-game losing streak with a big win that saw them score five goals in an hour in a 5-1 win over Eastern Conference-leading Cincinnati on Saturday.

    The MLS expansion side suffered back-to-back defeats after creating league history by winning their first five games, but responded at CityPark.

    Jared Stroud opened the ball in the third minute from a set piece before Edward Lowen fired a volley in the 39th minute.

    Kyle Hibert made a stoppage-time cross from Stroud in the first half and St. Louis didn’t relent after the break, with Nicolás Giacchini adding another classy touch from Rasmus Alm in the 53rd minute.

    It was five minutes into the 57th minute when Alma’s rifled shot from outside the penalty area hit the post and knocked the ball away from goalkeeper Roman Celentano.

    Sergio Santos consoled Cinsi, who did not lose in this meeting.

    Dayron Asprilla scored the Contender of the Year goal with an acrobatic bike kick to equalize the Portland Timbers before they walked away in a 4-1 win over the Seattle Sounders.

    Asprilla scored brilliantly in the 71st minute before Portland scored three more goals in the last 20 minutes, meaning Seattle fell from first place in the West.

    Sean Zawadzki equalized in the 90th minute as the Columbus Crew drew 1-1 at home against 10-man New England, who had climbed to first place in the Eastern Conference ahead of Cincinnati.

    Lorenzo Insigne returned from a groin injury as Toronto drew 2-2 with Atlanta. Toronto has drawn four games in a row.

    DC United ended their six-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win over bottom-seeded Montreal, while the New York Red Bulls’ unbeaten streak extended to four games after a 1-1 draw with Houston Dynamo.

    Keaton Parks and Maxim Chano scored great opening goals as New York City climbed to fifth in the East with a 2-1 win against Nashville.

    Austin drew 0-0 with the Vancouver Whitecaps while Orlando City rallied from behind to beat Minnesota United 2-1.

    Bernard Camungo scored the game-winning goal in the 88th minute as Dallas moved up to fourth in the West with a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake as the San Jose Earthquakes thrashed Sporting K.C. 3-0 thanks to Jeremy Ebobisse’s double.

    Charlotte struggled to draw 2-2 with the Colorado Rapids and Philadelphia Union’s winless streak extended to five games with a 2-2 draw at the Chicago Fire, although they fought back 2-0.

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