Real Salt Lake got off to a slow start on Wednesday night, but quickly rebounded and showed off its championship qualities.
After surrendering an early goal to Toronto FC, RSL responded with four unanswered goals to post a 4-1 CONCACAF Champions League victory at Rio Tinto on Wednesday night.
Nick Dasovic's debut as Toronto FC interim head coach got off to a good start when Maicon delivered an early goal to give Toronto the lead, but RSL responded quickly with goals from Kyle Beckerman and Jamison Olave. RSL blew the game open after a Spanish striker Mista was sent off for Toronto. The hosts rattled off three more goals to move into a tie for first place in its Champions League group.
Here are some other stories to get your Thursday going:
Earthquakes edge Union
Chris Wondolowski delivered his latest game-winning goal and Jon Busch posted another strong performance to give the San Jose Earthquakes an important 1-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union at Buck Shaw Stadium in San Jose on Wednesday night.
Red Bulls trade for Talley
The New York Red Bulls added veteran defender Carey Talley on Wednesday, acquiring him from D.C. United in exchange for a conditional 2011 second round draft pick.
Talley is capable of playing in central defense and right back, where he should provide cover for fellow veteran Chris Albright. Talley is a former long-time teammate of Red Bulls assistant Richie Williams.
Portugal wants Mourinho to coach national team
The Portuguese national team is in need of a head coach after firing Carlos Queiroz and they have their sights set on the most famous Portuguese coach in the world.
The Portuguese federation wants Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho to take on the national team head coaching job on a temporary basis in October, when Portugal will play a pair of European qualifiers against Denmark and Iceland.
Paulo Bento had been rumored as Queiroz's replacement, but he has denied agreeing to any deal.
Valencia operation deemed a success
Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia is on the road to recover from his gruesome ankle injury after surgery on the injury was deemed a success.
Valencia could still return for some part of the current season despite having suffered a broken and dislocated left ankle during Manchester United's UEFA Champions League match against Rangers on Tuesday.
What do you think of last night's results? Impressed with RSL? Think Toronto FC is doomed to fail this year? Starting to take San Jose seriously?
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