Sunday, April 5, 2015

MLS Weekly Recap - Week 5

So we're over a month into the season and both Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy continue to struggle with neither side able to find a win since Opening Day. Meanwhile, the Whitecaps stay red hot with their fourth straight win, Real Salt Lake remains unbeaten, DC United pulls off another last gasp 1-0 victory, Portland deals FC Dallas their first loss of the season, and Colorado finally yields a goal (although they still haven't scored one). Here's a rundown of all the action from Week 5.



DC United 1 Orlando City SC 0


Chicago Fire 3 Toronto FC 2
New England Revolution 2 Colorado Rapids 0
Seattle Sounders 1 Houston Dynamo 0
Vancouver Whitecaps 2 LA Galaxy 0
Portland Timbers 3 FC Dallas 1


Real Salt Lake 1 San Jose Earthquakes 0
Sporting Kansas City 3 Philadelphia Union 2


Luis Silva (DC United) - Making his first appearance of 2015, Silva played the role of hero netting a stoppage time winner after coming on as a second half substitute against Orlando City. Silva scored 11 goals for DC United in 2014.

Joevin Jones (Chicago) - Jones' goal against Toronto on Saturday was the first of his MLS career. No stranger to scoring goals, Jones was the TT Pro League's second leading scorer with 14 goals during the 2013-14 season.

Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto) - After getting shutout for his first three MLS matches, Giovinco finally broke through on Saturday with the first goal of his MLS career. He also added an assist, but it wasn't enough as Toronto lost for the third straight match.

Shaun Maloney (Chicago) - The Scottish international opened his MLS account on Saturday against Toronto. Maloney also scored twice for Scotland last Sunday in a 6-1 win over Gibraltar in Euro 2016 Qualifying.

Benoît Cheyrou (Toronto) - Cheyrou, who spent his last 7 seasons with Marseille in France's Ligue 1, scored his first MLS goal in a losing effort against Chicago.

Juan Agudelo (New England) - After a rocky start to his return to MLS, Agudelo finally got on the scoreboard against Colorado. It was the first goal this year against the Rapids who had reeled off three consecutive shutouts to start the season.

Lee Nguyen (New England) - Last year's breakout performer converted from the penalty spot to score his first goal of 2015.

Obafemi Martins (Seattle) - Martins once again combined with running mate Clint Dempsey as Seattle got back in the win column over Houston despite going a man down for the last 30+ minutes. Martins has scored in all three of the matches he's appeared in this year.

Octavio Rivero (Vancouver) - Rivero became the first player to reach four goals this season as he struck yet again for the red hot Whitecaps.

Dom Dwyer (Sporting KC) - After four scoreless outings, Dwyer finally broke through in 2015 against Philadelphia on Sunday night heading in a corner kick. Dwyer scored 22 goals last season.

Fernando Aristeguieta (Philadelphia) - The Venezuelan came through for the Union again scoring for the third time this season after fighting off Matt Besler to head in a free kick.

Krisztián Németh (Sporting KC) - Németh came off the bench and factored in both of Sporting's stoppage time goals, and scored the game winner, as Sporting rallied for a 3-2 win at home against the Philadelphia Union. Not a bad way to get your first MLS goal.


Bill Hamid (DC United) - Hamid made it back-to-back shutouts and three in four matches as his five saves kept DC in the match and allowed them to eek out another last-minute 1-0 win. Hamid has made four or more saves in all four of his starts this season.

Bobby Shuttleworth (New England) - Shuttleworth made 5 saves against the Rapids to help New England to a second consecutive win. He now has two shutouts on the season.

David Ousted (Vancouver) - Ousted won his fourth straight start and needed to make just one save en route to his third shutout of 2015. It was Ousted's 20th career shutout for the Caps.

Stefan Frei (Seattle) - Frei made a pair of saves as the short-handed Sounders held off the Dynamo, 1-0. It was Frei's 3rd shutout in 4 starts this season after earning just 9 in 34 starts a year ago.

Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) - MLS's all-time shutout leader was at it again on Sunday denying the San Jose Earthquakes en route to a 1-0 win. He now has 117 shutouts in his 16 year career. Only one other player in MLS history, Kevin Hartman with 112, has over 100.

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