The MLS Western Conference came into the 2010 season considered the stronger of the two conferences and Week Six of the season did nothing to change that opinion.
Western Conference teams were 3-0-3 against Eastern Conference opponents this week, with the Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake all showing why they're playoff favorites.
The New York Red Bulls kept up their winning ways, matching last season's win total after just six matches, while D.C. United's struggles continued as Curt Onalfo's club dropped to 0-5.
Here is a recap of the past weekend's MLS action:
D.C. United 0, New York Red Bulls 2
D.C. showed some signs of life in the first half, but fell apart in the second half. Juan Pablo Angel enjoyed his best game of the season, which could be bad news for future Red Bull opponents.
New England Revolution 1, FC Dallas 1
Revs did well to hold on despite having two players sent off. Dallas played well for stretches, but once again failed to finish when it counted.
Chicago Fire 1, Chivas USA 1.
Fire continue track record of struggling at home while Chivas USA scored precious road point to show Martin Vasquez's team has some life.
Houston Dynamo 3, Kansas City Wizards 0
Luis Landin and Dom Oduro played arguably their best matches as Dynamo players. The Wizards were done in by the early red card, but were already trailing at that point.
San Jose Earthquakes 1, Colorado Rapids 0
Rapids played well, but couldn't find the net, while San Jose impressed defensively despite playing without Ike Opara.
Real Salt Lake 2, Toronto FC 1
A rejuvenated Andy Williams sparked the RSL attack, while TFC paid the cost for its mid-week win vs. Montreal by starting out with several key starters.
Seattle Sounders 1, Columbus Crew 1
Freddie Ljungberg just can't finish his chances, while Crew defense rues early goal it gave up.
Los Angeles Galaxy 3, Philadelphia Union 1
Edson Buddle does it again, scoring two and assisting on the third. As for Philadelphia, it never really stood a chance as Peter Nowak is reminded that his team needs several upgrades.
What did you think of the Week 6 results in MLS? Which score surprised you the most? What team do you think was the most disappointing?
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