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Recapping the loss Friday, taking a look at tissue-gate, panic time in LA and more in this morning's Lion Links

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Well, it happened again.

In front of a raucous home crowd, Orlando City dominated much of the game against a talented opponent, only to see things slip away in the final minutes. And this time, we can't even blame Canada.

Oh well...


Let's get to your Monday morning Lion Links!

So about that game...

Unless you're an Orlando City fan who enjoys pain or a D.C. supporter who still likes us, I'm not sure why you'd want to relive Friday's fiasco. But here's our game coverage and reactions from the loss to D.C. United.

Caleb Porter, Oscar Pareja and Tissue-Gate

Ok, so it's been a couple days and this is still hilarious.

After the Portland Timbers defeated FC Dallas 3-1 on Saturday night, Dallas manager Oscar Pareja and Timbers skipper Caleb Porter met for a post game handshake and an exchange of pleasantries. But it didn't quite go down that way.

Instead of a handshake, Pareja handed Porter a piece of paper. Or was it a tissue?



Most observers have speculated that Pareja was calling Porter a crybaby for complaining to the referee about calls. No word from Pareja yet, but that theory certainly makes sense. If you watch closely, you can also see Porter realize what's happening and crack a smile before pointing at the scoreboard. Well played, sir.


That might be all there is to this story, but we'll certainly keep you posted should anything else come of this.

Time to panic in LA?
It's been a tough start to the season for the defending champs, who have staggered out of the gate and are currently languishing in ninth place in the Western Conference. The LA Galaxy haven't won in a month and were taken apart by Vancouver in a 2-0 loss on Saturday.

While the team will certainly struggle to replace Landon Donovan, any MLS club with an attacking tandem as deadly as Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes should be able to contend. While Keane admitted the Galaxy were simply outplayed on Saturday, those excuses won't hold up if LA can't eventually find the win column.

Their next chance will be on Sunday against Seattle at home. The Galaxy visit Orlando on May 17 for their only meeting of the season with the Lions.

Look at this goal

One day, Brek Shea will do something like this and we're all going to lose our minds.

That's it for Lion Links. Watch a little baseball today.