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Thursday kickaround: Juventus U.S. tour, D.C. United, MLS late goals and video

*I am awaiting word on whether D.C. United’s July 28 friendly against Serie A champion Juventus at RFK Stadium is officially off. Citing scheduling issues, Juventus has sought to cancel its North American tour, which also includes matches against PSG in Montreal and Real Madrid in Las Vegas.

If the tour is scrapped, each city would presumably attempt to arrange replacement opponents — not an easy proposition so near the game dates. United’s game is part of the season ticket package and has attracted individual ticket buyers as well.

*MLS’s six matches last night included four meaningful late goals:

Will Bruin in the 90th minute to salvage a 3-3 draw for the Houston Dynamo at home against lowly Toronto FC.

Juan Pablo Angel in the 82nd minute in Chivas USA’s 2-1 home victory over the Montreal Impact.

Heath Pearce in the 86th of the New York Red Bulls’ 1-1 draw at the Vancouver Whitecaps.

And Chris Wondolowski’s added-time penalty kick in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 win at the Colorado Rapids.

Wondo’s conversion came after a questionable call. Watch:

On a more upbeat note, Seattle’s Patrick Ianni scored on a side-volley smash in the Seattle Sounders’ 1-1 home draw with Sporting Kansas City:

The sixth MLS match: 3-2 Los Angeles Galaxy at Real Salt Lake in which the home side collapsed defensively and surrendered a two-goal lead.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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