Monday, July 13, 2015

MLS Weekly Recap, Week 19

Here's this week's recap:

Ricardo Clark and Will Bruin both scored as the Dynamo defeated the Wondo-less Quakes 2-0. Nigerian midfielder Rasheed Olabiyi made his MLS debut when he came on as a second half substitute... Bradley Wright-Phillips bagged two goals and an assist in the game's opening 12 minutes as the Red Bulls routed the Revolution 4-1. For the Revs it was their fifth straight loss and they've won just once since May 2nd... Vincent Nogueira scored a pair of goals and midfielder Cristian Maidana added three assists as the Union throttled the Timbers 3-0. Brian Sylvestre earned the shutout in net for the Union who dealt the Timbers their first loss with Will Johnson in the starting lineup. They had been 5-0 in his five previous starts... Playing without Cyle Larin (Gold Cup) or Kaká (red card suspension), Orlando City struggled to generate any offense as they fell to Dan Kennedy and FC Dallas 2-0. The win was Dallas's third straight and they haven't conceded a goal in three straight matches... Dominic Oduro scored twice and Marco Donadel tallied his first MLS goal as Montreal pulled off a 3-0 upset over the Columbus Crew. Kei Kamara, the league's leading scorer, attempted five shots, but failed to put any on frame... Jason Johnson scored the only goal of the match in stoppage time as the Fire surprised the Seattle Sounders 1-0. Homegrown player Patrick Doody made his MLS debut and went a full 90 minutes at left back in the win while Mike Magee made his first start of the season... Colorado scored three times after the 80th minute including twice in stoppage time to shock Real Salt Lake 3-1. Sebastián Jaime scored for the third straight match for RSL, but was also ejected in the 84th minute setting up the Rapids' win... Sebastian Giovinco and David Villa put on quite a show combing for 5 goals and an assist in a wild 4-4 tie between New York City FC and Toronto FC... Defender Kevin Ellis scored the only goal of the match as Sporting Kansas City, despite starting a pair of rookies in defense, shutout Vancouver 1-0.

Here's a rundown of all the action:



Panama 1 Haiti 1 - Gold Cup, Group A
USA 2 Honduras 1 - Gold Cup, Group A


Jamaica 2 Costa Rica 2 - Gold Cup, Group B
Canada 0 El Salvador 0 - Gold Cup, Group B


Trinidad and Tobago 3 Guatemala 1 - Gold Cup, Group C
Mexico 6 Cuba 0 - Gold Cup, Group C


Panama 1 Honduras 1 - Gold Cup, Group A
USA1 Haiti 0 - Gold Cup, Group A
Houston Dynamo 2 San Jose Earthquakes 0


Jamaica 1 Canada 0 - Gold Cup, Group B
Costa Rica 1 El Salvador 1 - Gold Cup, Group B
New York Red Bulls 4 New England Revolution 1
Philadelphia Union 3 Portland Timbers 0
FC Dallas 2 Orlando City SC 0
Montreal Impact 3 Columbus Crew 0
Chicago Fire 1 Seattle Sounders 0
Colorado Rapids 3 Real Salt Lake 1


Trinidad and Tobago 2 Cuba 0 - Gold Cup, Group C
Mexico 0 Guatemala 0 - Gold Cup, Group C
New York City FC 4 Toronto FC 4
Sporting Kansas City 1 Vancouver Whitecaps 0


Clint Dempsey (USA) - Dempsey scored all three of the U.S.'s goals this week as they defeated Honduras and Haiti in Gold Cup action.

Roy Miller (Costa Rica) - The Red Bulls defender scored his second international goal in Costa Rica's 2-2 draw with Jamaica.

Joevin Jones (Trinidad and Tobago) - The 23 year-old Jones, who has been a fixture with Trinidad and Tobago's National Team since 2010, scored his first international goal as Trinidad and Tobago defeated Guatemala 3-1.

Cordell Cato (Trinidad and Tobago) - The 22 year-old Cato, like Jones, also scored his first international goal in Trinidad and Tobago's 3-1 win over Guatemala.

Will Bruin (Houston) - Bruin scored for this first time in over a month as the Dynamo got back to their winning ways, 2-0 over San Jose. Bruin has 8 goals on the season, the fourth straight season he's scored as least eight times.

Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls) - The Englishman scored two goals and added an assist less than fifteen minutes into New York's 4-1 rout of New England. BWP now has 8 goals and 6 assists on the year.

Anthony Wallace - Wallace debuted in 2007 in FC Dallas, but it wasn't until this weekend that he finally scored his first MLS goal when he found the back of the net against New England.

Vincent Nogueira - The French midfielder picked up his first MLS brace as the Union thumped the Timbers 3-0. Nogueira has five goals on the season.

Andrew Wenger - The first overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Wenger scored his first goal of 2015 in Philly's 3-0 win over Portland. Wenger scored 7 goals in 32 matches a year ago.

Dominic Oduro - Oduro, who scored 13 goals for Columbus in 2013, matched his 2014 goal total (in 35 matches) with a brace against Columbus. Oduro, who had a tremendous Champions League showing, now has four goals on the year.

Marco Donadel - A picture (or video) is worth 1000 words. Not a bad way to get your first MLS goal:

Juan Ramírez - Colorado's young designated player scored his first MLS goal in their 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake. Just 22 years old, Ramírez had not appeared in a match since June 7th.

Sebastián Jaime - Jaime went from hero to goat as he scored for the third straight match (and fourth time in five) before earning a red card that ultimately cost RSL the game.

David Villa - With a pair of goals against Toronto, Villa has now hit double digits on the season despite appearing in just 16 matches. Villa has three braces in his last four matches.

Sebastian Giovinco - Giovinco missed a penalty, but still finished with three goals and an assist in a wild 4-4 draw with NYCFC. The Atomic Ant now trails Kei Kamara by just one goal for the league scoring lead.


Tyler Deric (Houston) - Deric earned his first shutout since April as the Dynamo knocked off the Quakes 2-0. With his fourth shutout of the season, Deric has set a new career high.

Brian Sylvestre (Philadelphia) - Sylvestre made four saves and earned his fifth shutout of the season as the Union tripped up the Timbers 3-0. The Union are 5-4-1 in games that Sylvestre starts and just 1-6-3 in games he doesn't.

Dan Kennedy (FC Dallas) - Kennedy earned his third consecutive shutout and hasn't conceded a goal since June 19th against Colorado. Kennedy has five shutouts on the season, one shy of his total in all of 2014 with Chivas USA.

Evan Bush (Montreal) - Bush equaled his career high of three shutouts thanks to a 5-save effort against the Columbus Crew.

Sean Johnson (Chicago) - Johnson earned the 30th shutout of his career as Chicago won for the first time since May, 1-0 over the Seattle Sounders. It was Johnson's first shutout since April 24th against New York City FC.

Tim Melia (Sporting KC) - Melia improved to 6-1-2 on the year with six shutouts after a 6-save effort against Vancouver on Sunday night. Melia now has more shutouts this season than he had starts in five previous MLS seasons (5).

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