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TORONTO -- There was little separating Toronto FC and New York City FC during the Major League Soccer regular season.The teams played twice and drew twice -- 2-2 at Yankee Stadium on March 13 and 1-1 at BMO Field on May 18.A winner must emerge in their two-game Eastern Conference semifinal that opens in Toronto on Sunday and concludes Nov. 6 in New York.NYCFC (15-10-9) finished one point ahead of TFC (14-9-11) in the standings, which meant Toronto had to play the Philadelphia Union Wednesday to advance to the next round. TFC won 3-1 at BMO Field.Both teams have a lot of guys who can make you pay if you make mistakes, Toronto coach Greg Vanney said. To me thats the allure of this game.New Yorks designated players are David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard, while Toronto has Sebastian Giovinco, Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.It sets up for a wonderful spectacle, if you will, for the league, Vanney said.New York led MLS in goals scored (62) but was 17th in goals allowed (57). Toronto was seventh in goals (51) and tied for second in goals against (39).Certainly defensively we have our work cut out for us, Toronto center back Drew Moor said. If you stay tuned in on them and communicate well, you might have a chance to keep them off the scoresheet.Villa is certainly an MVP candidate, scored a lot of goals (23) this year and hes getting some pretty good service from some very good players.Said Vanney: Theyve got a good solid team. We cant get too caught up in just the three so-called stars for them.Lampard could be a key.Frank is really important for us because when we started pushing for this playoff spot, that was related to Frank, NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira said.Lampard, 38, missed the first 12 games or the regular season because of a calf injury.After coming off the bench for three games, Lampard scored 12 goals in 15 straight starts before he sustained another calf injury on Sept. 17.Lampard returned as a substitute last Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Columbus Crew that clinched the spot in the semifinals and contributed two assists.Of course, hes a very good player for the team, a very important player for the team, said Villa, the team captain. We missed him a lot the games he was out.Now you saw the other day, he gets on the pitch and he gave us a lot, he helped us a lot.Lampard participated in a full workout Wednesday when the team returned to training. Vieira was asked if the midfielder would start Sunday.We have to see how hes going to react to the workload, but (Wednesday) morning he did a full session with no problem at all, Vieira said. When everyone was off, he came to do some work (Tuesday).He knows himself and there is no reason why Im not going to start him, but at the same time I have to look at his workload and see how hes going to do this week physically. Cheap Air Max 95 Free Shipping . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. Nike Air Max 95 Sale Outlet . - Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted he would bring back coach Dennis Allen for a third year despite back-to-back 4-12 records. . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. Cheap Air Max 95 Wholesale . 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Indias first Olympic medallist from Rio, Sakshi Malik, as voluble as she is gutsy, said her bronze medal belonged as much to her as her friend and fellow wrestler Vinesh Phogat, whose Olympic campaign came to an end due to a knee injury sustained during her quarter-final bout.Sakshi, who was unheralded in the run up to Rio in comparison with the Phogat sisters, said that Vinesh had been considered the medal favourite among the womens wrestling contingent.This medal is for her, for everyone who has supported me, my sparring partners, my coaches. She is my friend and my training partner, I have enjoyed practicing with her, she has very good technique and speed, Sakshi told ESPN.Vinesh and I have been together as cadets and juniors, we joke and fight during any competition: one will say Im going to win a medal this time, the other will say no, no I am. Today when we left our rooms we said, kuch bhi jo jaaye?(whatever happens), at least theres one medal here. I had a lot of hope in Vinesh, her medal was almost like a certainty for us all.Vineshs injury, a tear of her knee ligament against Chinese wrestler Sun Yanan, Sakshi said, had affected her spirits. I thought why has this happened, if Vinesh is not going to get a medal, then whats left. The gloom lifted once she told herself, that is now up to me. I have to do something, and set my mind to it. To get the first medal for IndiaSakshi was not worried about trailing 0-5 in repechage bout for her bronze as she had been through three previous bouts trailing and used the second half of her bout to fight her way back into contention.?At no stage, did I ever think I wouldnt be able to make it. On all my four bouts in the competition, Ive been trailing, I covered it up in the second half. This is how it has been. I neverr accepted defeat in the entire competition.dddddddddddd When I was 5-0 down, I thought there are three minutes left, things can change so I fought to the end and gave my 100 percent and thats how Ive got my medal.Speaking about her bout, Sakshi said, She (Tynybekova) was tiring, because she had given it everything in her first three bouts and I had not. I was also tired because it was my fifth bout of the day but I had three minutes to give my best. I knew I had covered up a deficit I think with 9 seconds left, so had the confidence that medal hai tere paas (the medal is yours).She now joins a unique club of Indian individual medallists from its most successful individual sport: wrestling, which began with Kashaba Jadhavs 1952 medal and culminated with medals to Sushil Kumar (Beijing and London) and Yogeshwar Dutt (London.)I cant imagine belonging to this group, I cant believe it. It will take a while. For me to even talk about them (in the same breath)... Ive seen them training, they (Sushil & Yogeshwar) have done do much for us wrestlers, winning medals in the Olympics, opening the route for us. Now thats Ive won a medal and for my name to be taken with them, it is a matter of great pride for me.She dreams now of a medal of a different colour in country that has always fascinated her. One of my big dreams is to go to Japan. Ive competed in many countries but not in Japan. From the time I began, I hear people saying the Japanese girls are very good wrestlers, their training is great, their facilities are great, and now that the next Olympics is in Tokyo, and I would like to work hard to get there and change the colour of that medal. ' ' '

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