This week the San Jose Earthquakes finally have something to celebrate. Their captain and hometown hero,Chris Wondolowski broke Landon Donovan’s all-time scoring record with the four goals he had to bring his team to victory on Saturday.
The first draw of the week came early between the Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers. Houston struck first with a goal from Mauro Manotas at 40’. The game would remain scoreless until Portland’s Brian Fernandez found the net to revive his team at 77’. It was his first MLS goal.
The scoring for this match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Atlanta United was quick and easy. The lone goal for the match came from Josef Martinez at 29’ on a penalty shot.
The Seattle Sounders made an early impression against Orlando City on Wednesday. Raul Ruidiaz got them on the board before the 20’ mark. They would bring their lead up to two with a goal from Handwalla Bwana at 68’. Orlando City wouldn’t allow a clean sheet. Christopher Mueller scored at 75’ but it was too late for his team.
LAFC 2-0 FC Dallas
A random Thursday game brought victory for LAFC. They pulled off a clean sheet against FC Dallas. Carlos Vela stuck first, netting one at 39’. Diego Rossi wrapped it up with his goal at 83’. No hope for Dallas.
Not much to write about here since the game remained scoreless. The shots between the Montreal Impact and New England Revolution were about even, but Montreal controlled ball possession 63% to New England’s 37%. No one could find the back of the net.
San Jose Earthquakes 4-1 Chicago Fire
Chris Wondolowski had himself a game. He went into the game one goal behind Landon Donovan for the MLS all time leading goal scoring record. He scored his first goal of the season at 21’, that tied him up with Donovan. Goal number two came at 48’, which broke the record. He didn’t stop there, he hammered two more home to seal the deal (74’, 76’). This was also the first time he ever scored four goals in one match. I guess we shouldn’t leave out the Chicago Fire goal that was scored by Aleksander Katai at 83’, but this game belonged to Wondo. He broke the record with 146 goals.
Philadelphia Union 0-0 Seattle Sounders
The Seattle Sounders weren’t as lucky on Saturday against the Philadelphia Union. Yet another scoreless match. The Union took 20 shots on net compared to Seattle’s 6. Philadelphia also maintained possession more, but no one could score even if the chances were there,
Minnesota United 1-0 Columbus Crew
Minnesota United got another win in front of their home crowd. The only goal of the match came late from the boot of Ethan Finlay at 70’. Columbus Crew took four shots at net, but zero of them were actually on net. They didn’t stand a chance.
Sporting KC 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps ended up getting a point this week, settling on a draw against Sporting KC. This game was a bit of a weird one. The lone goal scorer from Sporting KC also drew the only red card of the match. That was Krisztian Nemeth, who scored at 37’ and was shown the red card at 51’. With the man advantage, the Whitecaps capitalized, but it was a little too late. The tying goal was scored by Derek Cornelius at 90+4’.
Houston Dynamo 2-1 D.C. United
The Houston Dynamo got a win over D.C. United on Saturday. D.C. struck first, thanks to Wayne Rooney at 46’. Memo Rodriguez would bring the score to a draw with his goal at 67’. Houston decided to take the lead right after that when Tommy McNamara at 68’. Paul Arriola would be given the red card at 85’, but Houston failed to score with the man advantage.
Orlando City 5-1 FC Cincinnati
Orlando City found their groove again against FC Cincinnati. Cincinnati opened up scoring with a goal from Darren Mattocks at 24’. The rest of the game belonged to Orlando. Tesho Akindele (37’, 64’) and Nani (50’, 59’) each had a pair of goals. The final goal of the match came from Dom Dwyer at 82’.
New York Red Bulls 1-0 Atlanta United
Atlanta controlled the game against the New York Red Bulls, but the score doesn’t reflect that. They had ball possession more and took more shots, but it was New York who had the final laugh. Before they scored, they were given a red card. down a man, Tom Barlow found the net (65’) and that was all she wrote.
FC Dallas 1-1 LAFC
Same teams, different day. FC Dallas scored first. Ryan Hollingshead scored at 29’. Matt Hedges would be shown the red card, leaving Dallas down a man after they got on the board. LAFC brought it to a draw from Carlos Vela (80’) on a penalty shot.
The Colorado Rapids got their first win of the season while delivering another loss to the LA Galaxy. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was suspended and the Galaxy felt the blow without him. They had several chances, though. Colorado finally got a win, thanks to Andre Shinyashiki at 82’.