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MLS Weekly Wrap Up: The summer transfer window is now open

Who will do what?

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Montreal Impact Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The summer transfer window opened up on July 9th. So far, it seems a bit quiet. Minnesota United has put in a request, but the information surrounding their paperwork is unknown. Here’s how the last games shaped up before the teams could make moves to fill gaps in their lineups.

Wednesday

NYC FC 3-0 Seattle Sounders

NYC FC didn’t hold back during their big win over the Seattle Sounders. The first half went scoreless, but after Maximiliano Moralez’s opening goal at 58’, the team didn’t slow down. Jesus Medina brought the lead to two at 77’, followed by the final goal of the match scored by Ebenezer Ofori at 87’.

Orlando City 1-3 Philadelphia Union

Orlando City had the first goal of the match, thanks to Christopher Mueller at 8’, but that would be the only positive aspect for them. They would be shown two red cards, one to Robin Jansson at 45’, the second at 67’ to Sacha Kljestan. The Philadelphia Union’s Kacper Przybylko scored two goals (32’, 47’) to get them ahead. Fafa Picault finished it off with his goal at 52’.

Minnesota United 3-1 San Jose Earthquakes

The Minnesota United were coming off a big seven goal win and kept rolling against the San Jose Earthquakes early last week. Darwin Quintero struck first and early (8’). San Jose’s Tommy Thompson scored an equalizer in stoppage time of the first half (45+2’). As the second half kicked off, Michael Boxall found the net at 52’. Kevin Molino finished it off at 90+2’.

Chicago Fire 5-1 Atlanta United

Atlanta United fell short to Chicago Fire on Wednesday. Things started out very rocky for them. Chicago’s Francisco Calvo found the net at 4’, followed by C.J. Sapong at 7’. Atlanta’s Leandro Gonzalez Pirez was given a red card at 11’. Chicago’s Nicolas Gaitan then scored on a penalty at 13’. Sapong scored again at 37’, followed by Fabian Herbers at 44’. Atlanta finally got on the scoreboard at 58’, thanks to a penalty shot by Brandon Vazquez. It was a bit too late, though.

Sporting KC 1-5 LAFC

LAFC got themselves a big win over Sporting KC. Christian Ramirez struck first at 28’. The rest of the first half would go scoreless, but Diego Rossi would bring the lead to two at the 50 minute mark. Carlos Vela made it 3-0 at 63’. Sporting KC found some life with Yohan Croizet’s goal at 85’. The game finished off with two more LAFC goals form Rodolfo Zelaya (89’) and Mohamed El Monir (90+1’).

Houston Dynamo 4-0 New York Red Bulls

The Houston Dynamo shut out the New York Red Bulls. Mauro Manotas opened up scoring at 39’, followed by goals from Tomas Martinez (56’) and Alberth Elis (72’). The Red Bulls were then shown the first of two red cards, this one to Michael Amir Murillo at 83’. The second came in stoppage time to Alejandro Romero at 90+4’. Two Houston goals followed this red card, one from Elis (90+4’) and the other from Maynor Figueora (90+4’).

Real Salt Lake 1-0 Columbus Crew

Wednesday’s group of entertaining games wrapped up with a pretty standard match between Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew. Sam Johnson scored the only goal early on (38’). Pretty uneventful compared to the others.

Thursday

FC Dallas 2-0 D.C. United

D.C. United were shutout by FC Dallas. Santiago Mosquera got Dallas on the board early with his goal at 6’. Dominique Badji wrapped up scoring at 65’. D.C.’s Luciano Acosta was given a red card at 73’, but Dallas failed to capitalize on the man advantage.

Colorado Rapids 1-2 New England Revolution

The Colorado Rapids fell short this weekend against the New England Revolution. Teal Bunbury gave the Revolution an early lead with his 6’ goal. Juan Fernando Caicedo brought their lead to two with a goal at 52’. Colorado struck at 71’ with a goal from Diego Rubio. They then played stoppage time down a man as Kellyn Acosta was shown a red card at 90+1’.

Saturday

FC Cincinnati 3-2 Houston Dynamo

Finally, the new guys in town are back in the win column. FC Cincinnati had the first three goals of the match, scored by Kekuta Manneh (29’), Rashawn Dally (38’), and Victor Ulloa (61’). Houston got lucky with a penalty goal from Romell Quioto (79’), and an own goal from Nick Hagglund (81’). Cincinnati still came out on top.

Montreal Impact 2-3 Minnesota United

Although they lost, the Montreal Impact made this one entertaining. They scored within the first minute thanks to Anthony Jackson-Hamel. Minnesota United responded with a goal from Mason Toye at 9’. Montreal struck again, this time at 13’ from Rudy Camacho. Minnesota’s Ethan Finlay scored on a penalty late in the first half (45+2’). Toye had his second of the match and the game winner to finish it off at 47’.

Columbus Crew 1-2 Seattle Sounders

Columbus Crew struck first with a goal from Pedro Santos on a penalty shot at 13’. The rest of the game belonged to Seattle, Nicolas Lodeiro specifically. He scored the final two goals of the match at 56’ (penalty) and 90+6’ to win the game.

Sporting KC 1-0 Chicago Fire

Sporting KC bounced back from their midweek loss. They shutout Chicago Fire thanks to Yohan Croizet’s early goal at 14’. That was all for that match.

San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Real Salt Lake

This match nearly ended in a 0-0 tie, but the San Jose Earthquakes had other plans. Danny Hoesen netted the lone goal of the match in stoppage time (90+3’) to give them a win over Real Salt Lake.

LAFC 6-1 Vancouver Whitecaps

LAFC had themselves yet another high-scoring win, this time over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Vancouver struck first with a goal from Yordy Reyna at 5’, but that would be the only goal they’d get. LAFC scored six unanswered goals, starting with an own goal from Andy Rose (35’). Adama Diomande (41’), Mark-Anthony Kaye (46’), Carlos Vela (54’, 70’), and Diego Rossi (72’) finished it off. Vancouver’s Fredy Montero was shown a red card at 85’, but LAFC’s scoring had wrapped up at that point.

Sunday

Atlanta United 3-3 NY Red Bulls

This high-scoring draw between Atlanta United and the NY Red Bulls kicked off with an early goal from Atlanta’s Justin Meram at 10’. Daniel Royer tied it up at 37’. Brian White would give New York the lead at 60’. Atlanta’s Josef Martin scored two goals to give them the lead (79’, 90+1’). It looked about over, that is until Bradley Wright-Phillips found the net at 90+3’ to end the match in a draw.

Philadelphia Union 2-2 Orlando City

Another game, another draw, and another early goal. Philadelphia’s Marco Fabian found the net at 4’. Dom Dwyer tied it up with his goal at 67’. Orlando would gain the lead with a goal from Santiago Patino at 81’. The Union’s Kacper Przybylko ended the match in a draw with his goal at 90’.

NYC FC 0-1 Portland Timbers

The Portland Timbers shut out NYC FC to finish off this week’s MLS matches. Sebastian Blanco scored the lone goal at 14’. That was all she wrote for this week.