There were only five Major League Soccer games this week due to an international break, but I thought I’d recap them for you anyway. Here’s what you may have missed while Toronto FC had the weekend off.
FC Dallas got another win while the Colorado Rapids have still failed to find one this season. Michael Barrios got Dallas on the board at 35’, but Tommy Smith tied it up for Colorado, giving them a glimmer of hope. Ryan Hollingshead snatched that away from them when he netted the winning goal of the match at 82’.
Orlando City got their first win of the season while shutting out the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Though the game looked more in New York’s favour while they controlled the ball 56% of the time and took more shots at net, they couldn’t get one past keeper Brian Rowe. Sacha Kljestan scored the only goal of the match at the 73’ mark.
The Philadelphia Union were another team to get their first points in the win column this week. The goals came quickly for Philadelphia against the Columbus Crew. David Accam scored two back-to-back goals, one at 31’, the other at 41’. Ilsinho sealed the deal with his goal at 48’. That was all she wrote for that match.
It was a day full of penalties when Real Salt Lake rolled into southern California. The first goal was scored by Real Salt Lake’s Damir Kreilach at 35’ on a penalty shot. LAFC responded quickly when Diego Rossi found the net at 40’. The second half would go scoreless until stoppage time, although Real Salt Lake’s Justin Portillo was shown a red card at 84’. It wasn’t until 90+2’ when Walker Zimmerman would capitalize on the man advantage, giving LAFC the win.
FC Cincinnati got another win this week, shutting out the New England Revolution. Kekuta Manneh scored just before halftime (44’), giving them a 1-0 lead. Kenny Saief brought the lead to 2-0, finding the net at 65’. Look at this expansion team go!