Tuesday, June 2, 2015

MLS Weekly Recap - Week 13

Lots to talk about this week, so here we go! Sporting KC won big this week against FC Dallas with Graham Zusi turning in a monster effort in his return to the starting lineup. Connor Hallisey made his first start for Sporting and picked up an assist... The Atomic Ant had a pair of assists as Toronto didn't appear to miss Jozy Altidore against the Quakes. Chris Wondolowski scored the 101st goal of his career in a losing effort... Kei Kamara became the first player to reach 10 goals, but the short-handed Crew were forced to settle for a draw... Will Johnson returned to action for the Timbers as Portland picked up a pair of wins this week to move back into contention... The Sounders became the first team to reach eight wins this season as they scored a late winner to knock off the New York Red Bulls.

Here's a rundown of all the action:



Seattle Sounders 1 Colorado Rapids 0
Portland Timbers 1 DC United 0
LA Galaxy 1 Real Salt Lake 0


Sporting Kansas City 4 FC Dallas 0


Toronto FC 3 San Jose Earthquakes 1
Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Real Salt Lake 1
DC United 2 Philadelphia Union 1
Houston Dynamo 1 New York City FC 1
Columbus Crew 2 Orlando City SC 2
Chicago Fire 3 Montreal Impact 0
Portland Timbers 2 Colorado Rapids 1


Seattle Sounders 2 New York Red Bulls 1
New England Revolution 2 LA Galaxy 2


Marco Pappa (Seattle) - Pappa's first goal of 2015 was a game winner for the Sounders against Colorado. He then added an equalizer in their Sunday afternoon match against the Red Bulls.

Juninho (LA Galaxy) - Juninho scored for the first time since September of 2013 when he converted a penalty against Nick Rimando. Now in his sixth season with the Galaxy, Juninho has 15 career goals.

Krisztián Németh (Sporting KC) - The Hungarian Hammer scored his sixth goal of the season and added an assist in Sporting's 4-0 rout of FC Dallas. Németh's play has earned him a call-up with the Hungarian National Team.

Benny Feilhaber (Sporting KC) - With a goal against FC Dallas, Feilhaber now has equaled his MLS career highs in both goals (4) and assists (7) set back in 2011 with New England. After a slow start and despite a rash of injuries, Sporting KC is now unbeaten in their last six.

Kevin Ellis (Sporting KC) - Signed as a homegrown player back in 2011, Ellis scored his first MLS goal and added an assist against FC Dallas. Ellis has appeared in 30 career matches over 5 seasons.

Graham Zusi (Sporting KC) - Starting for the first time in almost three weeks, Zusi came up big scoring his first goal of 2015 and delivering a pair of assists for red hot Sporting KC. Zusi now has 23 goals and 43 assists over 7 seasons with Sporting.

Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) - Wondo converted in a penalty kick in San Jose's loss to Toronto giving him 8 goals on the season and 101 in his career. Wondo is now tied for 7th all-time with Taylor Twellman. No other Quakes player has more than one goal this season.

Luke Moore (Toronto FC) - Starting in place of the injured Jozy Altidore, Moore picked up his first goal of the season and added an assist against the Quakes. Moore scored six goals for Toronto last season.

Sébastien Le Toux (Philadelphia) - Le Toux finally scored his first goal of 2015 in his 14th appearance. Le Toux, who is Philadelphia's all-time leading scorer, tallied 12 goals in 2014.

Will Bruin (Houston) - Bruin continued he resurgence after a slow start notching his fifth goal of the season and fourth in his last four starts.

Tony Tchani (Columbus) - Tchani tied his career high set back in 2012 with his 2nd goal of the season. He has just six goals in his career in 130 matches.

Cristian Techera (Vancouver) - The 23 year-old became the latest member of Vancouver's Uruguayan contingent to open an MLS account with a game winner against Real Salt Lake. Techera is currently on loan to the Caps from River Plate (Uruguay).

David Villa (NYCFC) - The 34 year-old Spaniard scored for just the third time this season, but it salvaged a draw for City against the Houston Dynamo. Despite his efforts, City remains winless in their last 11 matches.

Kaká (Orlando City) - Kaká scored for the third straight match giving him six goals on the year. Orlando is now unbeaten in their last three matches.

Kei Kamara (Columbus) - Kamara became the first player to reach 10 goals this season when he against Orlando City. Kamara now has five goals in his last four matches and needs just one more goal to tie his career high set back in 2012.

Kennedy Igboananike (Chicago) - Chicago's Nigerian Designated Player scored his first MLS goal and added his first MLS assist as the Fire snapped a four game winless stretch with a 3-0 win over Montreal.

Jack Jewsbury (Portland) - The 34 year-old veteran scored his first goal since 2012 to give the Timbers a stoppage time win over the Colorado Rapids. The goal was the 25th of Jewsbury's 13-year career spanning 316 matches.

Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) - Zardes scored his third goal of the season in the Galaxy's 2-2 draw against New England. Zardes scored 16 regular season goals in 2014.

Ignacio Maganto (LA Galaxy) - Maganto became the latest member of the 2015 SuperDraft class to score this season when he delivered a goal and an assist against the Revs. Maganto appeared in all 7 of the Galaxy's May matches after sitting out the month of April.


Stefan Frei (Seattle) - With four saves against the Rapids, Frei became the first to seven shutouts this season. Frei had just nine shutouts in 2014 in 34 starts.

Jaime Penedo (LA Galaxy) - Penedo made it back-to-back shutouts when he shut out Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday night. He now has four shutouts in 11 starts this season.

Adam Kwarasey (Portland) - Kwarasey made a pair of saves against DC United on his way to his fifth shutout of 2015.

Tim Melia (Sporting KC) - Melia made it three shutouts in five starts and remained unbeaten since taking over as Sporting's starting keeper on May 3rd.

Jon Busch (Chicago) - Busch picked up his first shutout of 2015 and now has 83 in his career, good for fourth-most all-time. Busch has only lost one of his four starts this season.

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