Ibini assists in Vancouver's five-goal MLS thriller


Former Sydney FC winger Bernie Ibini produced a crucial second-half assist as his side, Vancouver Whitecaps, prevailed against Real Salt Lake 3-2 in an entertaining MLS clash on Sunday (AEST).

Ibini provided the assist for Yordy Reyna to head home in the 64th minute, which gave Vancouver a 3-1 lead before a frantic finish saw Real Salt Lake get pull a goal back with seven minutes remaining.

24-year-old Ibini, who started his career in the A-League in 2010, was substituted off in the 75 minute.

It was his 11th appearance in the MLS this season since moving to Canada in May after Sydney FC's premiership-championship double.

Elsewhere, Toronto continued their fine form to secure a place in the MLS play-offs, while Orlando City ended their winless run on Sunday (AEST).

A brace from Jozy Altidore helped Eastern Conference leaders Toronto to a 4-0 win at home to the San Jose Earthquakes.

The win was Toronto's fifth straight, and Greg Vanney's men are now assured of a spot in the play-offs.

Victor Vazquez opened the scoring for Toronto in the first half before his pass put Altidore through, the United States international making no mistake with his finish for his 50th MLS goal.

Altidore headed in the hosts' third at BMO Field before Jonathan Osorio struck from 20 yards in the 66th minute.

Making matters worse for the Earthquakes – who are seventh in the Western Conference – Darwin Ceren was sent off.

Orlando City ended an eight-match winless league run with a 2-1 victory at DC United, despite being reduced to nine men.

First-half goals from Cyle Larin and Giles Barnes had Orlando in control before substitute Servando Carrasco was sent off with 11 minutes remaining.

Kofi Opare managed to pull a goal back for DC, but they were beaten despite Orlando going down to nine men when Seb Hines saw red late on.


Portland Timbers climbed to the top of the Western Conference after a Diego Valeri goal saw them past New York City 1-0.

Elsewhere, Nemanja Nikolic cancelled out Bradley Wright-Phillips' goal as Chicago Fire and the New York Red Bulls drew 1-1.


New England Revolution edged Montreal Impact 1-0, while Minnesota United and Philadelphia Union played out a 1-1 draw, and Colorado Rapids got past Houston Dynamo 1-0.


Source Omnisport, SBS The World Game