Beau Lund October 15, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/14/20 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSHouston 4, Tampa Bay 3 (Houston leads 3-1)NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSLA Dodgers 15, Atlanta 3 (Atlanta leads 2-1)TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALLCoastal Carolina 30, Louisiana-Lafayette 27MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERCincinnati 2, Columbus 1New England 3, Montreal 2New York City FC 1, Orlando City 1 (Tie)New York 1, Toronto FC 1 (Tie)Philadelphia 2, D.C. United 2 (Tie)Nashville 3, Houston 1Atlanta 1, Miami 1 (Tie)FC Dallas 1, Sporting Kansas City 0Chicago at Minnesota (Postponed)Real Salt Lake 2, Portland 1Colorado at Seattle (Postponed)Vancouver 2, Los Angeles FC 1San Jose 4, LA Galaxy 0Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Press Association Richard Keogh has revealed James McClean delivered on a promise when he set him up for his first international goal. He added: “It was just one of those. Andy [Keogh] went for it and I thought he was going to miss it and I just got on the end of it, and to see it fly in was probably one of the best feelings I have had. “It’s probably the best goal I have ever scored. It will live with me forever. I am really proud. I’m a bit lost for words, really, it couldn’t have gone any better. “Obviously to get the start was important – I just wanted to get out there and show the manager what I can do, and to top it off with a goal and the first goal, it couldn’t have gone any better, really.” The win, which came four days after a creditable 1-1 draw with England at Wembley, set up Giovanni Trapattoni’s men perfectly for Friday night’s World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands at the Aviva Stadium. Keogh is likely to return to the role of substitute for that game as Trapattoni’s restores his senior men to the starting line-up, but the two results have significantly boosted morale ahead of the qualifier and the mouth-watering friendly against World and European champions Spain in New York which will follow it. He said: “We are on a nice little run now. Coming on the back of the performance against England, it was important we carried it on. “It’s been great, and hopefully we can take it on to the Faroes, get the win there and then look forward to the New York trip. It’s obviously against great opposition, but it’s going to be a great experience for everyone.” The 26-year-old headed Ireland into a 42nd-minute lead against 10-man Georgia on Sunday evening as he connected with the Sunderland winger’s inviting free-kick. Ireland went on to win the friendly 4-0 with further goals from Simon Cox and a Robbie Keane double, but it was Keogh’s effort which set the ball rolling after McClean had predicted he would pick him out. The Derby defender, who was making his first start for his country, said: “It’s funny, actually, he actually said to me before the game, ‘I’m going to set you one up tomorrow’, so we were having a bit of a laugh about that when I scored.”