Monday, May 11, 2015

MLS Weekly Recap - Week 10

Lots of action in MLS this week with midweek matches, the start of the Canadian Championship Semifinals, and the first official match between the Red Bulls and NYCFC. We saw Orlando rally from a 2-goal deficit behind rookie Cyle Larin to come back and tie the Revs, we saw Kei Kamara and Clint Dempsey go goal-for-goal as the Crew narrowly defeated the Sounders 3-2, and we saw the Rapids pick up their league-leading 7th draw of the season. Meanwhile, Montreal is still winless in MLS, Toronto lost their home opener against Houston, Diego Valeri returned to the Timbers' starting lineup, and the Philadelphia Union are still terrible despite starting their third different goalkeeper. Here's a rundown of all the action:



San Jose Earthquakes 1 Houston Dynamo 0


Montreal Impact 1 Toronto FC 0 (Canadian Championship Semifinals, Leg 1)
LA Galaxy 0 Real Salt Lake 0


New England Revolution 2 Orlando City SC 2
San Jose Earthquakes 1 Colorado Rapids 1


Real Salt Lake 2 Chicago Fire 1
Portland Timbers 2 Montreal Impact 1
DC United 1 Sporting Kansas City 1
Vancouver Whitecaps 3 Philadelphia Union 0
Columbus Crew 3 Seattle Sounders 2
FC Dallas 2 LA Galaxy 1


Houston Dynamo 2 Toronto FC 1
New York Red Bulls 2 New York City FC 1


Adam Jahn (San Jose) - The MLS preseason leader in goals scored found the back of the net for the first time in a regular season game since he was a rookie in 2013.

Jack McInerney (Montreal) - Jack Mack made the most of his start against Toronto in the Canadian Championship semifinals and delivered yet another goal. McInerney has now scored in MLS, the CCL Finals and the Canadian Championship this year.

Charlie Davis (New England) - Davies scored for the 4th straight match, but the Revs squandered a 2 goal lead and failed to pick up a win in a game Davies started for the first time this season. Davies scored just 3 times in 18 appearances last season.

Cyle Larin (Orlando City) - The 2015 #1 Draft Pick scored his second career MLS goal opening the door for City to rally for a 2-2 draw against the Revs. Larin becomes the first member of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft class to score two goals this season.

Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) - The veteran U.S. National Team striker scored goal #98 of his MLS career giving him five goals on the season and helping San Jose close out an undefeated week.

James Riley (Colorado) - Riley's first goal since October 23rd, 2010 salvaged a draw against the Earthquakes on Friday night. Riley, an 11 year vet who has played for 7 different MLS clubs in his career, has just 3 goals in 241 career appearances.

Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake) - RSL's all-time leading scorer, now in his sixth season with the club, scored his 2nd goal of the season and his 62nd while wearing the claret and cobalt.

Diego Valeri (Portland) - Making his first start after a long recovery from a knee injury at the end of last season, Valeri opened his 2015 account with the game winner against Montreal on Saturday.

Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City) - Dwyer scored for just the third time in ten games, but his goal leveled the score against frontrunners DC United, and earned Sporting a big point on the road. Dwyer scored 22 goals last season.

Octavio Rivero (Vancouver) - After going four games without a goal, Rivero delivered his sixth strike of the year in a 3-0 rout of hapless Philadelphia.

Kei Kamara (Columbus) - Kamara notched his second brace of the season and his 7 goals are tied with Clint Dempsey for the league lead. Kamara needs just four goals to match his career high of 11 set with Sporting KC back in 2012.

Clint Dempsey (Seattle) - Dempsey scored for the third straight game and accounted for both Seattle goals in their 3-2 loss to Columbus. Dempsey is averaging a goal a game so far this season with 7 in 7 matches.

Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) - Zardes scored just his second goal of the season, but LA couldn't hang onto the lead and fell against Dallas, 2-1. Zardes scored 16 goals for LA last season, but with Landon Donovan retired and Robbie Keane injured, he's struggled to carry the Galaxy offense.

Blas Pérez (FC Dallas) - Pérez's fifth goal of the season leveled the score against LA and opened the door for Tesho Akindele's eventual game winner. Pérez's goal was the 36th of his career. He's never scored fewer than 9 goals in a season since joining MLS in 2012.

Jozy Altidore (Toronto) - Altidore scored his 5th goal of the season, but it was too little too late as the Reds fell at home against Houston, 2-1.

Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYRB) - BWP scored both Red Bulls goals as they won the first match against their crosstown rivals, New York City FC by a score of 2-1. BWP now has five goals on the season.


David Bingham (San Jose) - Bingham denied a Giles Barnes penalty in the second half on his way to earning just his second career shutout as the Quakes defeated the Dynamo 1-0 on Tuesday.

Eric Kronberg (Montreal) - Evan Bush's backup in Montreal shut out Michael Bradley and Toronto as the Impact took an early lead in the Canadian Championship Semifinals. Kronberg had 7 shutouts in 20 starts last year with Sporting Kansas City.

Jaime Penedo (LA Galaxy) - San Penedo recorded just his second shutout of the season, his other being the memorable 10 save effort against the Sounders. This was no cake walk either as the Panamanian keeper was called upon to make 6 saves, the third time in seven starts this year he's had at least that many.

Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) - With his shutout of the Galaxy on Wednesday night, Rimando made it 119 for his career. He already has 4 this season in 8 starts, just 3 shy of his total in all of 2014. Rimando's career high for shutouts is 14 set back in 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, Rimando had 34 shutouts.

David Ousted (Vancouver) - Ousted made a pair of saves on his way to his league leading sixth shutout of 2015. Ousted also led the league in shutouts least year with 13.

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