With week eight of the MLS season wrapped up, we learned that even the leakiest defense in the league can pull it together and that royal purple rules the East a fifth of the way through the year.
The New England Revolution couldn’t put away a number of chances against the San Jose Earthquakes in a scoreless draw in midweek action. (READ)
Toronto FC, led by star DP Sebastian Giovinco’s brace, earned their first home win of the year in a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Fire. (READ)
The Montreal Impact battled back from three goals down to seal a high-scoring 3-3 draw against the winless Philadelphia Union. (READ)
The Houston Dynamo continued their home dominance in a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. (READ)
The Portland Timbers, led by goals from Darren Mattocks and Darlington Nagbe, defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, in a Cascadian showdown. (READ)
D.C. United and the New England Revolution split a four-goal outburst in a 2-2 draw. (READ)
The New York Red Bulls put together a comprehensive performance in a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew. (READ)
FC Dallas stands alone as the sole remaining unbeaten team after their 1-0 victory over formerly-unbeaten Sporting Kansas City. (READ)
Atlanta United impressed on the road again in their 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake. (READ)
Orlando City rode a Cyle Larin brace to a 2-1 victory at Yankee Stadium over New York City FC. (READ)
The Seattle Sounders put on a dominating performance on the road as they won a strong 3-0 victory over the LA Galaxy. (READ)
Minnesota United recorded their first ever clean sheet as Miguel Ibarra scored his first goal to lead the Loons to a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. (READ)
Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC are beginning to thrive with a faster attacking tempo. (READ)
It’s errors, not a lack of breaks, that have continued the Philadelphia Union’s misery. (READ)
The New York Red Bulls are back in form after a switch back to a 4-2-3-1 formation. (READ)
In his return to Yankee Stadium, former New York City FC coach Jason Kreis ‘couldn’t be happier’ with Orlando City performance. (READ)
Dallas is the best team. Others are up there though.
Seattle is up there, but winning against LA didn’t show anything except LA isn’t playoff material.
Nagbe’s goal. Geez-Louise
You can write about Orlando’s D all you want, they lose Larin and they probably don’ t make the playoffs.