Major League Soccer had a wild weekend. Minnesota United finally found their first win in front of their home crowd, to which they responded by singing Oasis’s “Wonderwall.” On the other hand, the LA Galaxy continue to find luck on their home field, adding another win to their undefeated status in Los Angeles.
A matchup between NYC FC and Chicago Fire ended before the 10’ mark. Valentin Castellanos netted the first and only goal of the match at 9’. There were good chances, but that was all she wrote for this one.
Montreal Impact got their first win of the week against the New England Revolution and it was a big one. The first goal wouldn’t come until late in the second half, but they kept coming. Shamit Shome started it off with his goal at 79’. Anthony Jackson-Hamel finished it off with two goals, one at 85’ and another at 90+3’.
Columbus Crew 0-1 D.C. United
D.C. United got one win under their belt this week. Columbus Crew stood no chance against Wayne Rooney, who found the net at 27’ on a free kick. Sure, they controlled the ball more and took more shots at goal, but Wayne Rooney did what Wayne Rooney does.
Minnesota United 0-0 LA Galaxy
The team who had failed to win at home vs the team who has a perfect home record couldn’t get a goal past one another. The LA Galaxy maintained the most ball possession, while Minnesota United took more shots, but nothing came of it.
The San Jose Earthquakes nearly had this one. They were up 2-0 before the Seattle Sounders even got on the board, thanks to Shea Salinas’ goals at 34’ and 53’. Instead of maintaining their lead, San Jose crumbled. Kevin Leerdam scored first at 65’ and Harry Shipp followed suit with his goal at 67’.
NYCFC 1-1 Orlando City
NYCFC didn’t get as lucky against Orlando City, ending Saturday’s match with a draw. Nani opened up scoring with his goal at 18’. NYCFC got on the board at 51’, thanks to a goal from Heber Araujo dos Santos. The game ended there.
FC Dallas 0-0 San Jose Earthquakes
Another draw came for the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. The 0-0 final against FC Dallas was a bit of a snore fest. Nothing much to say here.
After earning two results on the road, we're heading home. pic.twitter.com/dEVZ8sEo7n— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) April 28, 2019
Another draw, this time between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Philadelphia Union. But at least there were goals, right? Vancouver got on the board first with a goal from Doneil Henry at 41’. Early in the second half, Philadelphia would break even. Kacper Przybylko found the net at 66’.
Another loss was handed to the Colorado Rapids this week, this time from the reigning league champions. Colorado barely got their feet on the ball, putting just six balls on net and 33% possession. They held on, though, not letting a goal until the middle of the second half when Julian Gressel netted one (74’).
3 points in the ATL— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) April 28, 2019
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The expansion team lost again, this time to the New York Red Bulls. FC Cincinnati controlled the ball more, but New York took more shots and reaped the benefits. Connor Lade scored the lone goal of the match early in the first half (38’).
Houston Dynamo 2-0 Columbus Crew
So, Columbus lost again, but this time they at least tried, right? They took 20 shots on net and possessed the ball 48% of the time. The Houston Dynamo’s Mauro Manotas didn’t give Columbus much hope early on, scoring the first goal of the match at 3’. Tomas Martinez sealed the deal at 55’.
Sporting KC 4-4 New England Revolution
Sporting KC and the New England Revolution put on a show but ended it in a draw. Eight goals, two red cards, the whole nine yards. New England’s Juan Fernando Caicedo struck first and twice, scoring at 18’ and 35’. The opening scorer for Sporting, Krisztian Nemeth, scored twice as well (33’, 83’). Juan Agudelo (42’) and DeJuan Jones (66’) had the final goals for New England. Sporting KC’s other two goals were scored by Felipe Gutierrez at 60’ on a penalty and 70’. The Revolution’s Brandon Bye (55’) and Jalil Anibaba (89’) were both shown red cards. Wow, this game was a lot.
Montreal Impact 1-0 Chicago Fire
Another tough break for the Fire. They were shutout again, this time by the Montreal Impact. They put but seven shots on net, but were able to hold the Impact off until the end of the match. Omar Browne scored the only and therefore game winning goal of the match at 83’.
Minnesota United 1-0 D.C. United
Finally, some good news for the hometown fans of the Minnesota United. They were able to get their first win at home this weekend over Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United. The only goal was scored by Angelo Rodriguez at 82’, but they’ll take it! Here is the crowd singing Wonderwall, because why not.
BECAUSE MAYBEEEEEEEEEE— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) April 28, 2019
YOU’RE GONNA BE THE ONE THAT SAVES MEEEEEEEEEEEEE pic.twitter.com/JnyiwP8Bda
Seattle Sounders 1-1 LAFC
Same week, different draw for the Sounders. This game was weird. Both goals were scored in the opening five minutes. Seattle’s Jordan Morris scored at 1’. LAFC’s Carlos Vela followed it up by tying it up for his team at 4’. The score would stay there, but Seattle would get two red cards. The first to Cristian Roldan early (18’) and another in stoppage time to Kelvin Leerdam (90+5’).
LA Galaxy 2-1 Real Salt Lake
The Galaxy continue their undefeated status at home, this time against Real Salt Lake. There was some drama between these two clubs, apparently Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s trash talk went too far? Who knows. What I do know is the Galaxy struck first with a goal from Uriel Antuna at 16’. Real Salt Lake would tie it up with a goal from Donny Toia at 64’. The man behind the drama, Zlatan, found the net to give the home team victory at 78’.