FC Dallas winger Toshiki Yasuda attacks the Pumas goal in Generation adidas Cup action
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Generation adidas Cup 2015: Three MLS teams win shootouts, LA Galaxy claim third place on final day

FRISCO, Texas — The Generation adidas Cup came to a close on Saturday, with teams in both the Champions and Premier Divisions playing their fifth game in seven days to determine final placement. The Champions Division finales got especially hectic, as three games were decided by simultaneous shootouts, with Toronto FC, Sporting Kansas City and the Philadelphia Union all coming away victorious.

Here are recaps and boxscores from Saturday's Champions Division action:

Champions Division

Palmeiras 2, FC Dallas 1

Hosts FC Dallas could not finish off the tournament with a win, falling 2-1 to Brazilian club Palmeiras despite a Weston McKennie goal.

Dallas hit the crossbar in the first five minutes and had a David Martinez header deflect off the post in stoppage time but were undone by a pair of strikes from Palmeiras striker Correa, who had been suspended for Thursday's semifinal.

Palmeiras (3-2) vs. FC Dallas (3-1-1)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - 3rd place

April 4, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 4, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
PAL -- Correa 15
DAL -- Weston McKennie 38
PAL -- Correa 55

Palmeiras -- Matheus, Afonso, Evandro, Lacerda, Rafael, Johnny, Handriw, Artur, Correa, Vitinho (Lucca 50), Thawan (Jefter 63).

FC Dallas -- Carlos Avilez, Reggie Cannon, Austin Ashley, Hector Montalvo, Alex Gerondale, Damian Hernandez, Orlando Rodriguez (Weston McKennie 36), Juan Ramirez (David Martinez 53), Benji Granillo (Devin Vega 57), Isaac Albaradei (Toshiki Yasuda 36), Duncan James (Giovanni Montesdeoca 36).

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

Toronto FC 1, Real Salt Lake 1 (Toronto win 4-3 on PKs)

Toronto FC ensured themselves of fifth place in the tournament by coming from behind to tie Real Salt Lake, then finished off the week in style with a shootout win.

Aristotle Zarris gave RSL the lead just six minutes into the game, but Liam Fraser pulled Toronto level with three minutes left. In the shootout, goalkeeper Brogan Engbers made two stops to key the victory.

Real Salt Lake (1-3-1) vs. Toronto FC (3-1-1)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - 5th-8th place group

April 4, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 8, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
RSL -- Aristotle Zarris 6
TOR -- Liam Fraser 67

Real Salt Lake -- Conor Orton, Jorge Garcia, Tanner Dieterich, Miles Stray, Glademir Mendoza, Nikolai Shumov (Erik Virgen 36), Isaias German, Juan Mora (Gabriel Mendoza 36), Justin Jun (Josh Drack 36), Robby Orona (Alejandro Lopez 56), Aristotle Zarris (McKay Eves 65).

Toronto FC -- Brogan Engbers, Steven Furlano, Nikola Stakic, Robert Boskovic, Andrew Dias (Nicolas Osorio 57), Liam Fraser, Richlord Ennin (Reshon Phillip 36), Aidan Daniels (Kevin Timachy 53), Tristan Borges (Matt Srbely 36), Malik Johnson, Cyrus Rollocks.

Penalty Shootout - Toronto FC 4, Real Salt Lake 3

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

Sporting Kansas City 2, Pumas 2 (Sporting win 7-6 on PKs)

In an entertaining game, Pumas came from behind twice to draw Sporting Kansas City, only to see Kansas City win 7-6 in a shootout to seal a sixth-place finish.

Kansas City jumped on top in the 25th minute, when center back Jared Crist headed in his second goal of the tournament after a terrific corner kick from Paul Whitener. Pumas responded just before halftime, however, with César Palma setting up Ronaldo Aguilar for a low finish.

In the second half, Sporting took the lead once again, with Adam Collinsworth slotting home a penalty kick, but Aguilar struck again to tie the score.

In the shootout, the first six shooters for each team converted before Pumas hit the post, allowing Absalom Solorio to strike the decisive penalty kick and allow KC to end their tournament on a high note.

Sporting Kansas City (2-2-1) vs. Pumas (1-3-1)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - 5th-8th place group

April 4, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 7, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
KC -- Jared Crist (Paul Whitener) 25
PUM -- Ronaldo Aguilar (César Palma) 34
KC -- Adam Collinsworth (penalty kick) 38
PUM -- Ronaldo Aguilar 47

Sporting Kansas City -- Steve Tekesky, Adam Collinsworth, Jaylin Lindsey, Andrew McLeod, Jared Crist, Gianni Catenacci (Ezra Armstrong 36), Felipe Hernandez (Chase Bromstedt 56), Absalom Solorio, Will Little (Patrick Wilkinson 53), Paul Whitener (John Leisman 60), Fernando Borges (Mason Visconti 45).

Pumas -- Juan Carlo Rodriguez, Diego Rosales, Mauricio Reyna, Edward Tostado, Esteban Suárez (Jesus Bautista 45), Francisco Reyes (Emmanuel Cabrera 40), Gustavo Rodriguez, Manuel Ponce (Jose Galindo 57), César Palma (Israel Landa 53), Javier Valenzuela, Ronaldo Aguilar.

Penalty Shootout - Sporting Kansas City 7, Pumas 6

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

Aspire Academy 2, San Jose Earthquakes 0

After going 0-3 in the group stage, Qatari club Aspire Academy finished the tournament with a pair of wins to finish in ninth place, downing a young San Jose team on Saturday.

Aspire jumped on the Earthquakes with a third-minute goal from Farid Al-Marhoobi, and Khalid Mazeed later struck just before halftime to leave San Jose reeling.

Aspire Academy (2-3) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (1-4)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - 9th place

April 4, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 5, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
ASP -- Farid Al-Marhoobi 3
ASP -- Khalid Mazeed 35

Aspire Academy -- Meshaal Barsham, Mohamad Alabbasi (Fahd Alsori 36, Hussain Bahzad 68), Khalid Al-Hitmi, Meshaal Faraj, Khalifa Khalaf, Ahmed Al-Meghessib, Nasser Alahrak, Hazem Shehata, Khalid Mazeed, Amro Ali Surag (Khalid Al-Naimi 56, Ebrahim Al-Ammash 60), Farid Al-Marhoobi (Abdulrahman Al-Mudahka 65).

San Jose Earthquakes -- Cameron Douglas (Alejandro Munoz 36), John-Austin Ricks (Rhys Pak 48), Jacob Penner (Kiko Macias 43), Armon Ojuola, C.J. Grey, Oscar Govea (Amado Lozano 41), Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus, Kaya Fabbretti, Diego Alonso, Tarn Weir (Ivan Valencia 36), Kristoc Camacho.

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

Philadelphia Union 1, Athletic Bilbao 1 (Philadelphia win 4-2 on PKs)

The Philadelphia Union also picked up a shootout win to close their tournament, edging Spanish power Athletic Bilbao in the 11th-place game.

Speedy Justin McMaster gave the Union the lead just one minute into the second half, but Athletic Bilbao responded when a cross deflected to Xabier Garai, who made no mistake with a powerful finish inside the box.

In the shootout, Justin Bajek made one stop and the crossbar helped Philadelphia with another before Jack Skahan clinched victory.

Philadelphia Union (1-3-1) vs. Athletic Bilbao (1-3-1)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - 11th place

April 4, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 6, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
PHI -- Justin McMaster 36
ATH -- Xabier Garai 53

Philadelphia Union -- Justin Bajek, Andrew Aprahamian, Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty, Rayshaun McGann (Freeman Dwamena 70), Dawson McCartney (Jerren Nixon 63), Jack Skahan, Kurtis Orrson (Anthony Fontana 49), Josue Monge, Justin McMaster (Tiger Graham 63), Raheem Taylor-Parkes (Alex Soto 56).

Athletic Bilbao -- Ander Iruarrizaga, Ander Nebreda, Jon Onaindia (Matias Lizarazu 63), Julen Bernaola, Aitor Aguado, Xabier Naveira (Ruben Laparra 32), Gorka Cerrato, Egoitz Alava, Xabier Garai (Gabriel Erice 47), Javier Rudi (David Nates 56), Borja Gonzalez (Beñat Andonegui 36).

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

Premier Division

LA Galaxy 2, Sagan Tosu 1
3rd place playoff

Goals - Jake Arteaga (LA) 2; Ran Otsubo (ST)

Sport Recife 2, New England Revolution 0
5th place playoff

Goals - Francisco (SCR), Kelvenny (SCR)

Chivas USA 0, Tigres 0
7th place playoff

Goals - none

Penalty Shootout - Chivas USA 4, Tigres 1

Seattle Sounders 2, Columbus Crew SC 0
9th place playoff

Goals - Samuel Johnson (SEA) 2

Orlando City 3, Colorado Rapids 0
11th place playoff

Goals – Nathaniel Adamolekun (ORL), Landen Haig (ORL), Pierre Da Silva (ORL)

Houston Dynamo 3, D.C. United 3
13th place playoff

Goals - Vieri Joya (HOU) 2, own goal; Ronald Cerritos Jr. (DC), Miles Robinson (DC), Carson Jeffris (DC)

Penalty Shootout - D.C. United 5, Houston Dynamo 3

Chicago Fire 3, Portland Timbers 1
15th place playoff

Goals - Todor Atlija (CHI), Louis St. John (CHI), Victor Bezerra (CHI); Adrian Villegas (POR)

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