MLS Critique: Kaka brace denies NYC leading spot, Timbers beat Sounders

Kaka’s brace gave coach Jason Kreis victory over his former club, even though assisting Orlando City to within a point of your play-off spots.

New York City missed the possibility to return to the major from the Eastern Conference soon after Kaka scored twice to lead play-off chasing Orlando City to a 2-1 win in MLS on Sunday.
With leaders Toronto FC losing on Saturday, a win would have observed New York City go top rated in the east, but Orlando captain Kaka had other tips in treacherous conditions at Camping Globe Stadium.
Kaka’s brace, either side on the break, gave coach Jason Kreis victory more than his former club, whilst helping Orlando to inside a point with the sixth and final play-off spot.
Inside a battle with the two 2015 expansion clubs, Orlando drew 1st blood on house soil via Kaka just previous the half-hour mark, the former Ballon d’Or winner bursting his way through New York City’s defence as he tucked away his personal rebound from an acute angle.
New York City hit back inside the second half, when Steven Mendoza equalised inside the 55th minute, but Kaka restored Orlando’s lead eight minutes later right after winning and converting his own penalty.
Shoot. Score. Celebrate. The captain providesguys two points adrift of Toronto and just a point above third-placed New York Red Bulls, who edged New England Revolution 1-0.
Reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers scored 4 first-half goals as they accounted for arch-rivals Seattle Sounders 4-2.
A week on from their 3-1 loss towards the Sounders on the road, the Timbers settled the score having a scintillating show in Portland.

Vytautas Andriuskevicius, Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano and former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor led the way, though ambitions from Andreas Ivanschitz and Jordan Morris after the interval had been not sufficient to inspire the Sounders.
The Timbers are sixth in the Western Conference, three points above San Jose Earthquakes and 4 clear with the Sounders.