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New Galaxy defender Michael Ciani hopes to impress quickly

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Toronto FC shows its strength handing the Galaxy another home defeat

CARSON -- Toronto FC entered Saturday without two of its stars as Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore didn’t make the trip and it didn’t matter seem to matter too much. TFC (18-3-8) had a pair in both the first and second h...

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