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MLS roundup: Darel Russell caps Toronto FC rally

Darel Russell capped a remarkable comeback with a goal in the 90th minute, giving Toronto FC a 2-2 draw with visiting FC Dallas on Saturday.

Russell hammered home a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box off the post and in to beat goalie Raul Fernandez. It was a sweet redemption for the English fullback, who was victimized on both Los Angeles goals in a 2-2 tie last weekend.

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Substitute Justin Braun assisted on the tying goal after scoring one himself minutes earlier to start the comeback. The big forward, in his Toronto debut, headed the ball in from close range in the 85th minute after defender Matt Hedges failed to clear the ball.

Andrew Jacobson and Blaz Perez scored for FC Dallas, which had won three straight, including two consecutive shutouts. Braun’s goal ended the shutout streak at 272 minutes.

Timbers 2, Dynamo 0 — Ryan Johnson scored two goals and host Portland beat Houston for its first win of the season.

 Johnson, a forward acquired from Toronto in the offseason, struck goals in the 55th and 73d minutes as the Timbers beat the Dynamo for the first time in their three-year history.

Earthquakes 1, Whitecaps 1 — Corey Hertzog took advantage of a temporary two-man advantage to score his first MLS goal, rallying the Vancouver to a tie against host San Jose.

 Hertzog scored from 9 yards in the 62d minute as San Jose defender Victor Bernardez and forward Alan Gordon stood on the sideline. They had left the field 90 seconds earlier to change their shoes on a slick night. Chris Wondolowski tallied in the 18th minute for the Earthquakes.

Crew 1, Union 1 — Dominic Oduro scored in the 72d minute to help host Columbus rally for a draw against Philadelphia, which got a 34th-minute goal by Jack McInerney.

Rapids 1, Real Salt Lake 0 — Clint Irwin stopped a first-half penalty kick and Atiba Harris’s goal in the fifth minute held up as host Colorado won its first game of the season.

Spanish League — Cesc Fabregas scored his first hat trick to shine in place of the injured Lionel Messi, powering host Barcelona to a 5-0 thrashing of Mallorca. Messi was out with a right hamstring injury. Barcelona’s lopsided win kept it 13 points clear of Madrid and on pace for its fourth title in five seasons . . . Cristiano Ronaldo went on as a substitute to seal Real Madrid’s 5-1 win over Levante as it maintained its dominant form heading into its Champions League quarterfinal at Galatasaray.

Serie A — In Milan, Juventus beat 10-man Pescara, 2-1, to provisionally extend its league lead to 12 points and boost its confidence ahead of Wednesday’s return leg against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. Mirko Vucinic scored both Juventus goals before Emmanuel Cascione’s stunning strike.

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