Great past weekend of action saw multiple games go down to the final second in stoppage time. Galaxy won big and Real Salt Lake continued its unbeaten streak.
LA Galaxy (4) vs. Houston Dynamo (1) – Watch Highlights
Houston jumped out to the dream start it wanted at home when David Horst scored just 57 seconds into the match when he headed home Alex’s cross from the corner of the box. That dream soon turned into a nightmare for Houston as the Galaxy scored three goals before the end of the first half. The first strike was from Gio Dos Santos in the 4th minute, the second was from Baggio Husidic, and the third was Dos Santos’ second goal when he calmly converted a Steven Gerrard cross. Gyasi Zardes sucked all the life out of Houston just minutes into the second half after scoring his third goal of the season in the 49th minute.
Montreal Impact (2) vs. Chicago Fire (1) – Watch Highlights
Montreal’s great start to the season continued on Saturday morning with Ignacio Piatti’s game-winning goal in the 91st minute. Montreal is now first in the Eastern Conference with four wins through six matches. Chicago scored the opening goal in the 29th minute when Kennedy Igboanike lifted a beautiful curling shot into the back post. Didier Drogba equalized the match in the 56th minute on a clever backheel after a poor clearance from Chicago.
D.C. United (0) vs. Toronto FC (1) – Watch Highlights
Toronto needed a win and they got one against a struggling D.C. United, who have one win through seven matches. Toronto scored the lone goal just 57 seconds into the match after he pounced on a Marky Delgado touch in the box. D.C. had its fair share of chances, but couldn’t find a way to put one into the back of the net.
Columbus (3) vs. NYCFC (2) – Watch Highlights
Columbus needed its star players to show up and they did in the Crew’s first victory this season. Ethan Finlay, Kei Kamara, and Justin Meram all found the back of the net. NYCFC’s David Villa scored on either side of the half, but it wasn’t enough as the Crew picked up a much-needed win. Justin Meram was the real star for the Crew as he assisted on Finaly’s goal in the 7th minute and Kamara’s goal in the 49th minute. Finlay repaid Meram by assisting on his goal in the 80th minute.
Colorado (2) vs. New York Red Bulls (1) – Watch Highlights
As if soccer in the Big Apple wasn’t bad enough with NYCFC, the New York Red Bulls have taken it to another level following a 2-1 loss to Colorado. In all fairness, the match was on the road and in the snow. However, the Red Bulls have just one win in seven matches. Good enough for last in the Eastern Conference. For Colorado, they have to be happy with their fourth win in six matches. Newcomer, Jermaine Jones opened up the scoring with his first goal this year in the 21st minute. Dominique Badji scored the game-winner in the 82nd minute. Ronal Zubar had the Red Bulls lone goal.
Real Salt Lake (1) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (0) – Watch Highlights
Real Salt Lake has done it again. The only undefeated team left has extended its streak to six games, while picking up four wins in five matches. Juan Manuel Martinez scored the lone goal in this match from a Joao Plata assist in the 55th minute.
Portland (3) vs. San Jose (1) – Watch Highlights
Portland picked up a much-needed win against San Jose. It was their first victory since the first weekend of the 2016 season. Jack McInerney scored the opening goal in the 52nd minute while Fanendo Adi doubled Portland’s lead in the 65th minute. But of course, Chris Wondolowski showed up and made things interesting with a 91st minute goal. And believe it or not, there was nine minutes of stoppage time at the end of the match. Enough time for Fanendo Adi to add a second goal.
Seattle Sounders (2) vs. Philadelphia Union (1) – Watch Highlights
Seattle is getting hot and teams better watch out as the Sounders have picked up 7 points in their past three matches. On Saturday, Chad Marshall scored the opening goal in the 71st minute and rookie Jordan Morris recorded his first professional goal, which was needed as Sebastian Le Toux scored just minutes after.
Orlando (2) vs. New England Revolution (2) – Watch Highlights
In the lone draw from the weekend, New England picked up its fifth draw in seven matches and Orlando picked up a valuable point. Things didn’t get interesting until stoppage time when both teams scored goals. Kevin Molino scored in the 92nd minute and Lee Nguyen converted a penalty in the 96th minute. As always, multiple goals in stoppage time usually mean there are talking points about officiating, but we’ll let you decide. Check out the highlights above.
FC Dallas (2) vs. Sporting Kansas City (1) – Watch Highlights
The final match of the weekend lived up to its billing as FC Dallas came from behind to defeat Sporting Kansas City, 2-1. FC Dallas is now has a three point lead in the Western Conference. Sporting Kansas City scored the opening goal in the 22nd minute when Lawrence Olum converted Benny Feilhaber’s pass. FC Dallas equalized 13 minutes later when Michael Barrios redirected a shot that was going to miss. Mauro Rosales completed the comeback with the match-winner in the 68th minute.
The final match of the weekend pits two Western Conference powerhouses against each other. FC Dallas in currently first, while Sporting Kansas City is second. Enough said about this match. Enjoy it.