MLS Ticker: Hines scores four, Koval waived and more

MLS Ticker: Hines scores four, Koval waived and more

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MLS Ticker: Hines scores four, Koval waived and more

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Photo by Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports

The MLS preseason came to an end on Saturday, and it ended in spectacular fashion as a defender scored four goals against Brazilian competition.

Centerback Seb Hines scored four goals to lead Orlando City SC to a 6-1 rout of Brazilian club Esporte Clube Bahia. Darwin Cerén and Pedro Ribeiro scored the Lions’ other two goals. (REPORT)

The San Jose Earthquakes announced the waiver of midfielder JJ Koval on Saturday. The 23-year-old appeared in 39 games in two seasons with the Western Conference club. (REPORT)

Luke Mulholland, who recently suffered a quadricep injury, said he is “confident” he will be available for Real Salt Lake’s CONCACAF Champions League second leg contest at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday. The MLS club currently trails Liga MX club Tigres UANL, 2-0. (REPORT)

The New England Revolution downed the Columbus Crew, 1-0, to win the 2016 Desert Diamond Cup. Teal Bunbury scored the game-winner. (REPORT)

Toronto FC announced the signing of 2016 first-round MLS Draft pick Tsubasa Endoh. The 22-year-old forward was selected ninth overall, and has scored one goal for TFC this preseason. (REPORT)

The Philadelphia Union defeated Toronto FC, 1-0, in the Suncoast Invitational tournament. C.J. Sapong scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute. (REPORT)

The New York Red Bulls pounded NASL club Jacksonville Armada, 5-1, in the club’s final preseason game. Gonzalo Veron scored a hat trick, while Gideon Baah and Sean Davis also netted for the MLS side. (REPORT)

The Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City played to a 2-2 tie in the Desert Diamond Cup. Nuno Coelho and Daniel Salloi scored for Sporting KC, while Giles Barnes and Erick Torres scored for the Dyanmo. (REPORT)

NASL club Tampa Bay Rowdies held the Montreal Impact to a 0-0 tie in the Suncoast Invitational. (REPORT)

New York City FC topped Icelandic side KR Reykjavík, 2-1, in the club’s final preseason game of 2016. Andrea Pirlo and Mix Diskerud scored the team’s two goals. (REPORT)

The Portland Timbers fell to the Chicago Fire, 2-0, at Providence Park. Arturo Alvarez and Gilberto netted the two road goals for the Fire. (REPORT)

The Colorado Rapids took down USL side Arizona United SC, 3-0. Shkëlzen Gashi and Kevin Doyle scored, while Julian Ringhof netted an own goal. (REPORT)

Defender Clarence Goodson scored the only goal in the Earthquakes, 1-0, win against NASL club New York Cosmos. (REPORT)

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