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MLS Weekly Wrap Up: Short and sweet

Just a few games to recap as we head into the Gold Cup break

MLS: Montreal Impact vs. NYCFC Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

This week was a short one leading up to the Gold Cup break. Pair the Gold Cup with the Women’s World Cup and you may have put MLS on the back burner. Here’s what went down this week.

Wednesday

Montreal Impact 2-1 Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders opened up scoring with a goal from Victor Rodriguez at 64’ on a penalty, but couldn’t hold the lead. Montreal Impact’s Saphir Taider not only tied the game up, but scored the winning goal. His back-to-back goals at 74’ (penalty) and 78’ sealed the deal for the Impact.

Thursday

New York City FC 5-2 FC Cincinnati

It was a full team effort from NYC FC that brought them their 5-2 victory over FC Cincinnati. They played a role in every goal scored in this match. Alexandru Mitrita struck first at 11’, followed up by Heber Araujo dos Santos’ goal at 17’. He would score an own goal at 37’, getting FC Cincinnati on the board. He also struck again, for the right team this time, at 49’. So, he had a total of three goals. Ismael Tajouri (29’) and Maximiliano Moralez (90’) completed NYC FC’s five goals. Sebastien Ibeagha scored the other own goal for Cincinnati.

Saturday

San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 FC Dallas

Mario Daniel Vega kicked off scoring at the 27’ minute, but for the wrong team. The own goal gave FC Dallas an early lead. Chris Wondolowski continues to score goals, tying it up for the San Jose Earthquakes at 46’. Magnus Eriksson gave the Quakes a brief lead at 54’, but Dallas’ Francis Atuahene tied it up again at 65’.

Philadelphia Union 3-2 New York Red Bulls

The NY Red Bulls were not as lucky as their New York City counterpart this week. They fell short in a hard fought match against the Philadelphia Union. They took the lead early with a goal from Alejandro Romero at 29’. Brian White brought their lead to 2-0 with his goal at 42’. The rest of the game belonged to the Union. Jamiro Monterio scored at 60’. Ilsinho had a pair of goals at 61’ and 72’ to secure a victory.

Colorado Rapids 1- 0 Minnesota United

Another win for the Colorado Rapids means another loss for the Minnesota United. Kei Kamara netted an early goal (29’) to lead the Rapids to victory. The rest of the match remained scoreless, although Minnesota United put nine shots at net.