Toronto FC may not have played this weekend, but there were a few interesting games around MLS this Saturday. Four out of six games ended in a draw, and the Portland Timbers found themselves a man down. Allow me to catch you up on what you may have missed around the league during the international window.
NYCFC’s three-game win streak was ended this weekend by the New England Revolution. Diego Fagundez scored first for New England (11’). NYC FC’s Ismael Tajouri answered back, finding the net at 51’. Juan Agudelo gave New England the go-ahead goal at 63’. It seemed like a done deal for New England, but Tajouri scored his second of the game at 75’, ending the game in a draw.
FC Dallas 1-1 Portland Timbers
An interesting game went down this weekend in Frisco. FC Dallas had the first goal, a shot scored by Roland Lamah (36’). Sebastian Blanco had the equalizer for Portland at 47’. Although FC Dallas dominated with 62% ball possession, they couldn’t capitalize on it more than once. Portland’s Lawrence Olum saw his second yellow card for a handball, sending him out of the game. FC Dallas wasn’t able to find the net again despite 13 shots, only two of which were on target. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Columbus had yet another good weekend. They maintained 55% possession at home against D.C. United. Milton Valenzuela scored first for Columbus at 20’. D.C.’s Yamil Asad tied it up at 30’, but it was the last time United would get on the scoreboard. Ricardo Clark (40’) and Pedro Santos (42’) finished it off for Columbus.
The Red Bulls put on a show for their home crowd on Saturday against Minnesota. They had a total of 21 shots at goal, nine of which were on target. Alex Muyl had the opening goal at 15’, followed by Bradley Wright-Phillips netting two at 42’ and 78’.
Yet another draw went down in Colorado. Sporting KC had a total of 20 shots while Colorado only had eight. The Rapids had two early goals from Dominique Badji (5’) and Joe Mason (8’). Sporting KC fought back in the second half, as Felipe Gutierrez scored at 57’. SKC kept it going up until the very end with Diego Rubio scoring the equalizer at 90+1’.
This game was rather uneventful. A few great saves by the keepers, and some decent shots on goal about summarize it. Vancouver maintained 56% possession with eleven shots, but it wasn’t enough to give them the lead. This one was scoreless.
Here is how the table is currently shaping up via MLSsoccer.com
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