Some choice MLS highlights for you.
Los Angeles Galaxy 1 – 1 FC Dallas
Both squads went into the match without their starting keepers and the score might have been zero-zero had they played.
None the less, each squad managed a fairly equal amount of attempts on goal, with 16 for LA and 14 for Dallas. The possession averaged about 60/40 in favor of LA which should not be surprising given they were at home. An exciting match between two conference powers.
DAL – Brek Shea (61′)
LA – Pat Noonan (92′)
Chicago Fire 1 – 2 Seattle Sounders
Eddie Johnson continues to contribute to Seattle and seems to be partnering well with Montero. Pavel Pardo and Marco Pappa are the class of Chicago but with the home crowd behind them they were unable to change a seven game winless streak against Seattle.
Opportunities on goal were about the same but Seattle took advantage while Chicago let theirs go to waste, sometimes it’s that simple.
CHI – Arne Freidrich (OG, 39′)
SEA – Eddie Johnson (67′)
CHI – Marco Pappa (89′)
Houston Dynamo 2 – 3 DC United
Good game! Houston is always going to fight, and for United, it was going to be a question of how much they were going to fight back.
Maicon Santos continues his impressive form and is making every team he played for shake their heads in confusion over why he didn’t play like that for them. DeRo does make things easier when you play in front of him as a striker, but credit to Ben Olson for not playing him as a forward.
DC – Maicon Santos (11′)
HOU – Will Bruin (50′)
DC – Dwayne De Rosario (54′)
HOU – Will Bruin (59′)
DC – Maicon Santos (70′)
Real Salt Lake 3 – 2 Toronto FC
Toronto has to be the most curios team there is in the league. Aron Winter was massive for Inter Milan as a player, but as a coach for Toronto, well the record speaks for itself. Toronto is 0-6 and has been outscored 13-4 this season.
Many say the 4-3-3 has been a huge failure for Winter, but one can’t help but notice that sometimes, things just don’t fall Toronto’s way.
RSL – Kyle Beckerman (7′)
TOR – Eric Avila (48′) superb
TOR – Richard Eckersley (OG, 57′)
TOR – Donell Henry (77′)
RSL – Jonny Steele (93′)