MLS: Villa stars in Pirlo's debut, United comes back on Union

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Andrea Pirlo makes MLS debut
Monday July 27th, 2015

NEW YORK (AP)—David Villa scored two goals to help New York City FC overcome a hat trick by Cyle Larin and beat Orlando City 5–3 on Sunday.

Villa's second goal, his 12th of the season, broke a 2–2 tie in the 67th minute, Thomas MacNamara added another in the 71st and NYC FC (6-9-6) led the rest of the way.

Larin's final goal pulled Orlando City (6-9-6) to 4-3 in the 85th, but after Kaka hit the post on a free kick that would have tied it in stoppage time, Mix Diskerud broke out and capped the scoring seconds later. The teams combined for seven second-half goals, the most in a half in the MLS this season.

After Villa opened the scoring in the 45th, Larin scored in the 50th from just inside the top of the box, breaking a scoreless drought of 316 minutes for Orlando City. But Javier Calle put away a cross from Thomas MacNamara, just two minutes later, to put New York City back on top.

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United 3, Union 2

WASHINGTON (AP)—Fabian Espindola scored the winning goal and had an assist and D.C. United overcame an early two-goal deficit to beat Philadelphia.

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​Espindola scored on a header off Chris Korb's cross in the 79th minute to give D.C. United (11-7-5) its first lead.

C.J. Sapong opened the scoring seconds into the match and Sebastien Le Toux gave Philadelphia (6-12-4) a 2–0 lead in the fourth minute, but DC United took control from there.

Alvaro Saborio, who was traded to D.C. United from Real Salt Lake on July 16, put away a right-footer from just outside the 6-yard box to make it 2–1 in the 37th.

After Nick DeLeon tied it in the 66th, Sapong hit the crossbar from the center of the box and, about a minute later, Espindola scored the winner.

Whitecaps 3, Earthquakes 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—Mauro Rosales and Kendall Waston scored in the first half to help Vancouver beat San Jose.

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Octavio Rivero added another from the penalty spot in the 56th minute.

Vancouver (11-8-3) moved into second place in the Western Conference.

Quincy Amarikwa scored a late goal for San Jose (7-9-4), his third in three games since being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Fire.

Rosales scored in the fifth minute, his first goal for the Whitecaps.

Watson connected in the 32nd on a header off a Rosales's corner kick.

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