MLS Camp Chatter: Villa sees red on review

In the last weekend before the first MLS teams play official competition -- the New York Red Bulls host the Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas plays Panama's Arabe Unido in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League -- preseason action took place at three tournaments.

At the New York City-Houston game at the Desert Diamond Cup, 2016 MLS MVP David Villa was red carded -- on VAR review -- for taking a swipe at A.J. DeLaGarza.

Carolina Challenge Cup
Feb. 18 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery 1 Seattle Sounders 1.

SEA: Taylor Mueller (own goal) 31
CHS: Kotaro Higashi 90+2
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Seattle Sounders -- Miller; Barnes (Nana-Sinkam 61), Marshall (Morris 75), Torres (Alfaro 75), Jones (Rogers 75); Delem (Wingo 61), Roldan, Lodeiro, Dempsey (Mathers 61), Fernandez (Adekoya 75); Morris (Bruin 61).
Charleston Battery -- Cooper (Tambakis 46),  Griffith (Thomas 61), Mueller, Lasso (Wheeler 46), Woodbine (Ambrose 46), Chang, Guerra (Anunga 46), Portillo (Goslin 46), Marini (Robinson 61), Garbanzo (Okafo 46; Higashi 75), Cordoves (Vazquez 46).

Feb. 18 in Charleston, S.C.
Columbus Crew 2 Atlanta United FC 1.
ATL: Josef Martinez (Hector Villalba) 6
CLB: Federico Higuain 57
CLB: Federico Higuain (Justin Meram) 62
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Columbus Crew -- Steffen; Maloney, Abubakar, Naess, Raitala; Trapp, Abu; Finlay, Higuain (Crognale 77), Meram, Jahn.
Atlanta United FC -- Kann; Mears, Parkhurst, Pirez, Garza (Bloom 64); Larentowicz (Heath 77), McCann (Carleton 77); Villalba (Peterson 72), Martinez, Almiron; Jones (Gressel 64).

Desert Diamond Cup
February 18 in Tucson, Arizona
Houston Dynamo 3 New York City 1.
HOU: Romell Quioto (Erick Torres) 2
NYC: David Villa (Jack Harrison) 15
HOU: Alex 50
HOU: Memo Rodriguez 89
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New York City -- Johnson (Rawls 60); Ben Sweat (Gomez 46), Chanot, Brilliant, Allen; Pirlo,  Sands (Awuah 74), Moralez (Brown 46); McNamara, Villa, Harrison.
Houston -- Deric (Brown 71); DeLaGarza (Anibaba 71), Machado (Hunter 71), Leonardo (Garcia 71), Remick (Beasley 63); Clark (Alexander 63), Cabezas (E.Garcia 71), Alex (Rodriguez 71); Elis (Escalante, 71), Torres (Manotas 63), Quioto (Casner 71).
Red Card: New York City -- Villa 38.



February 18 in Tucson, Arizona
Colorado Rapids 3 New England Revolution 1.
NE:
Juan Agudelo (Chris Tierney) 19
COL:
Caleb Calvert (Tony Cascio) 44
COL:
Dominique Badji (Tony Cascio) 45+1
COL:
Caleb Calvert (Sam Cronin) 60
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New England -- Knighton (Cropper 61), Tierney (D. Smith 71), Woodberry (Scott 71), Delamea (J. Smith 69), Farrell (Turner 71), Fagundez (Bowen 71), Caldwell (Appiah 71), Agudelo (Matsoso 71), Rowe (Brito 71), Nguyen (Wright 71), Kamara (Kobayashi 46).
Colorado -- MacMath; Miller (Castillo 61), Ford (Watts 61), Sjoberg (Burling 61), Williams (Burch 61), Azira (Hamilton 61), Cronin (Nana 61), Powers (Perez 61), Callahan (Gashi 61), Badji (Hairston 61), Calvert (Doyle 61).

February 18 in Tucson, Arizona
Sporting KC 3 NY Red Bulls 0.
SKC: Dom Dwyer pen. 31
SKC: Cameron Porter (Daniel Salloi) 82
SKC: Daniel Salloi 87
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Sporting KC -- Melia (Zendejas 61); Zusi (Abdul-Salaam 61), Opara (Ellis 61), Besler (Didic 61), Sinovic (Pasher 61); Ilie (Joya 61), Feilhaber (Mustivar 61), Espinoza (Medranda 61); Gerso (Volesky 61), Dwyer (Saad 61), Blessing (Salloi 61).
NY Red Bulls -- Diaz (Louro 46), O'Toole (Muckette 46), Schmoll, Ndam (Abidor 70), Kutler (Batista 82), Basuljevic, Bezecourt, Najem (Shigenobu 82), Valot (Nestor 82), Lewis (Ryan 70), Allen.

Rowdies Suncoast Invitational
Feb. 18 in St. Petersburg, Florida
Montreal Impact 4 D.C. United 2.
MTL:
Dominic Oduro 6
DC: Steve Birnbaum 14
MTL: Ignacio Piatti 22
MTL: Matteo Mancosu 53
DC: Patrick Nyarko 56
MTL: Anthony Jackson Hamel 90
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Montreal Impact --
Bush; Lovitz (Wallace 62), Ciman (Lefevre 62), Cabrera (Fisher 62), Duvall (Camara 62); Piatti (Tabla 62), Bernier (Mallace 62), Donadel (Beland-Goyette, 39), Bernardello (Salazar 62), Oduro (Romero 62); Mancosu (Jackson-Hamel 62)
D.C. United -- Worra (Klenojsky 46);  DeLeon (Robinson 65), Birnbaum (Boswell 65), Kemp (Kamara 81), Franklin (Opare 65);  Sarvas (Vincent 58), Sam (Neagle 65), Jeffrey (Harkes 65), Acosta (Durkin 65), Nyarko (Le Toux 65); Mullins (Ortiz 58).

Feb. 18 in St. Petersburg, Florida
Tampa Bay Rowdies
0 Philadelphia Union 1.
PHL: Derrick Jones 73.
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Tampa Bay -- Pickens; King, Mkandawire, Collins, Boden; Vingaard, Nanchoff; Darwin Jones, Cole (Morrell 56), Fernandes; Paterson (Brown 46).
Philadelphia Union -- Blake; Gaddis (Rosenberry 46), Elliott, Marquez (Tribbett 46), Fabinho (Wijnaldum 46); Medunjanin (Creavalle 46), Derrick Jones; Herbers (Ilsinho 46), Bedoya (Najem 46), Epps (Pontius 46), Sapong (Davies 46)
Red Card: Tampa Bay -- Neill Collins 84.

The best goal of the weekend was scored by San Jose's Tommy Thompson with a backheel for the lone goal in the Quakes' 1-0 win over Reno 1868. Their new USL affiliate was playing its first game ever. The game drew 6,289 fans.

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