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Hamilton helps Toronto FC rally to beat Minnesota United

April 20, 2019
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In the rain, Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo (10) celebrates after defeating Minnesota United in MLS soccer match action in Toronto, Friday, April 19, 2019. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Substitute Jordan Hamilton scored in the 77th and 79th minutes to give Toronto FC a 4-3 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Friday night.

Hamilton converted a pass from Jonathan Osorio to tie it at 3, then put Toronto ahead on a header after Jozy Altidore chipped goalkeeper Vito Mannone. Alejandro Pozuelo also scored twice for Toronto (4-1-1).

Darwin Quintero scored twice for Minnesota (3-3-1), giving the Loons a 3-2 lead with the second on a penalty kick in the 70th minute. Angelo Rodriguez also scored for Minnesota.

Minnesota finished with nine men. Jan Gregus was sent off in the 89th for a dangerous scissors tackle on Pozuelo, and Francisco Calvo followed in the 91st after a second yellow card in two minutes.

REAL SALT LAKE 3, FC CICINNATI 0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Albert Rusnák scored two goals, Sam Johnson added another and Real Salt Lake beat expansion FC Cincinnati.

Salt Lake (3-4-1) won for the first time in five road games this season. Cincinnati (2-4-2) is winless in four matches.

Rusnák opened the scoring in the 42nd minute. Corey Baird blocked a clearance attempt, settled the loose ball and sent a shot off goalkeeper Spencer Richey’s chest, and Rusnák sent the rebound into the back of the net from the penalty spot. Rusnák capped the scoring on a penalty kick in the 59th after Jefferson Savarino was taken down at the edge of the 18-yard box.

Johnson scored in first-half stoppage time by finishing a three-shot sequence with a close-range sliding attempt.

GALAXY 2, DYNAMO 1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Diego Polenta scored his first MLS goal by heading in a corner kick in the 88th minute to lead Los Angeles over Houston.

Los Angeles (6-1-0) and Houston (4-1-1) each entered with a four-game winning streak.

The first two goals came on penalty kicks. Los Angeles striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted in the 31st minute, and Houston midfielder Alberth Elis scored in the 53rd. Ibrahimovic was pulled down at the far post and sent the penalty kick off the hands of David Bingham for his seventh goal of the season and sixth in his last four games.

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