Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weekly Recap

We're a little behind this week, so here's the abbreviated recap:



Houston 1 Toronto FC 0

Portland 3 San Jose 0


Sporting KC 2 Chicago 0

Vancouver 1 Seattle 0


New England 2 Montreal 2

Columbus 3 Philadelphia 2

New York 3 Toronto 1

Real Salt Lake 2 San Jose 0

Chivas USA 2 Colorado 1


DC United 3 Houston 1

FC Dallas 2 LA Galaxy 1

Notable Goals Scored by:

Giles Barnes (Houston) - With Goals Against Toronto and DC United, Barnes has now reached double digits on the season.

Diego Valeri (Portland) - With a pair of goals against San Jose on Wednesday, Valeri now has double digit goals (11) and assists (14) for the second consecutive season. In his debut season for the Timbers he finished with 10 goals and 13 assists.

Graham Zusi (Sporting KC) - Scored number 5 of the season, one short of his career high set last year and added an assist against Chicago.

Dom Dwyer (Sporting KC) - With a stoppage time strike against Chicago, Dwyer made it 21 goals on the season.

Marco Di Vaio (Montreal) - The 38 year-old Di Vaio brought back memories of his 20-goal season for the Impact a year ago with a pair of goals against New England. He now has 8 goals on the year.

Lee Nguyen (New England) - Nguyen made it 15 goals on the year with a second half equalizer against the Impact.

Ethan Finlay (Columbus) - Finlay scored for the third straight game and now has 10 goals on the season.

Jairo Arrieta (Columbus) - Arrieta's first goal since May capped an incredible stretch of play by the Crew where they erased a 2-0 deficit with 3 goals inside of 5 minutes and stunned the Union 3-2.

Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York) - BWP scored goal number 25 on the year against Toronto. He now needs just 2 goals to tie the record shared by Roy Lassiter and Chris Wondolowski.

Ruben Bover (New York) - The Spanish born Bover scored the first goal of his MLS career in their 3-1 win over Toronto on Saturday.

Sebastian Velasquez (Real Salt Lake) - Velasquez, the 36th overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft scored his first MLS goal in his 38th career appearance for Real.

John Neeskens (Colorado) - Yet another first MLS goal as Neeskens, previously a youth player in Barcelona's system, found the net for the first time against Chivas USA. It was just Neeskens' third appearance for the Rapids.

Kris Tyrpak (Chivas USA) - The 40th overall pick in January's SuperDraft scored his first MLS goal a little over 30 minutes after Neeskens scored his.

Taylor Kemp (DC United) - Firsts continued into Sunday as Taylor Kemp, a former first round pick in 2013 and U.S. Men's U-18 and U-20 Defender scored his first MLS goal against Houston.

Eddie Johnson (DC United) - Johnson scored the 70th goal of his MLS career against Houston.

Fabián Espíndola (DC United) - Espíndola tied a career high with his 10th goal of the season. He has 54 goals in his MLS career.

Fabián Castillo (FC Dallas) - Castillo reach double digit goals with a game winner over the Galaxy Sunday night.

Playoff Picture


DC United, Sporting KC, New England and New York are all in, with Columbus 6 points ahead of Toronto with 2 games to go. Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Montreal have all been eliminated.


Seattle, LA, Real Salt Lake and Dallas are all in with Vancouver holding just a one point advantage over the Portland Timbers with 2 games to go. Colorado, Chivas USA and San Jose have all been eliminated.

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