Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MLS Weekly Recap - Week 4

Despite lots of the regulars away on International Duty this week, there was still plenty of action around the league. The Whitecaps snagged their third consecutive win, FC Dallas remained unbeaten through 4 matches, the Rapids posted their third consecutive 0-0 tie, while New England, Sporting KC, Chicago and Real Salt Lake all earned their first wins of 2015.



New England Revolution 2 San Jose Earthquakes 1
Montreal Impact 2 Orlando City SC 2
Sporting Kansas City 1 New York City FC 0
DC United 1 LA Galaxy 0
New York Red Bulls 2 Columbus Crew 1
Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Portland Timbers 1
Houston Dynamo 0 Colorado Rapids 0
FC Dallas 0 Seattle Sounders 0


Chicago Fire 1 Philadelphia Union 0
Real Salt Lake 2 Toronto FC 1


Kelyn Rowe (New England) - Rowe helped New England to their first victory of the season by scoring both Revs goals in a 2-1 win over San Jose. This was the second time in Rowe's four-year career that he's scored twice in the same game.

Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) - Wondo's penalty kick against New England gave him 3 goals on the season and 96 in his career. He's on track to become the ninth player to reach 100 goals in MLS joining Landon Donovan (144), Jeff Cunningham (134), Jaime Moreno (133), Ante Razov (114), Jason Kreis (108), Dwayne De Rosario (104), Taylor Twellman (101) and Edson Buddle (100).

Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake) - The 19 year old Allen, making just his 5th career appearance, scored the game winner against Toronto FC in the 89th minute on Sunday night.

Robert Earnshaw (Vancouver) - Earnshaw scored a game winner for Vancouver despite logging just 3 minutes of playing time giving him an average of 30 goals per 90 minutes this season. Earnshaw also scored three goals off the bench in 5 appearances in 2014 and has an incredible 4 goals in 177 minutes of playing time over the past two seasons.

Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYRB) - BWP picked up a goal and an assist for the second consecutive match as the Red Bulls stayed undefeated through three matches this season. With 2 assists through 3 matches, BWP has already equalled his assist total for all of 2014.

Mike Grella (NYRB) - Making just his second career appearance, Grella scored his first MLS goal by chipping Columbus's Steve Clark for the game winner in the second half.

Kaká (Orlando City) - Kaká rallied Orlando City to a 2-2 draw against Montreal after falling behind 2-0 thanks to his second goal of the season.

Fanendo Adi (Portland) - Adi made it three goals in four matches, but Portland still dropped a heart breaker to Vancouver 2-1. Adi scored nine goals in 24 appearances in 2014.

Adaílton (Chicago) - One of Chicago's many offseason acquisitions, Adaílton's first MLS goal got the Fire their first win of 2015 after opening the season with three straight losses.


Luis Marín  (Sporting KC) - Marín made it back-to-back shutouts and his three saves against NYCFC helped Sporting to their first win of 2015.

Bill Hamid (DC United) - Hamid made four saves to help DC United get back to their winning ways in their 1-0 win over LA.

Clint Irwin (Colorado) - Irwin and the Rapids defense made it three shutouts in a row to start the 2015 season. Unfortunately, they've yet to score a goal and remain winless.

Tyler Deric (Houston) - Deric earned his second shutout of 2015 coming up with three saves against Colorado. Deric has made at least three saves in all four of his starts this season.

Chris Seitz (Dallas) - Seitz set a new career high with his third shutout in four starts this season and helped Dallas stay unbeaten through four matches.

Stefan Frei (Seattle) - Frei went untested against Dallas and earned his second shutout of the season, and the 30th of his career.

Sean Johnson (Chicago) - Johnson's first shutout of 2015 helped the Fire snap a three-game losing streak and got them in the win column for the first time this year. Johnson, in his sixth season with Chicago, has 28 career shutouts.

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