Monday, September 7, 2015

MLS Weekly Recap - Week 27

Here's this week's recap:

Lee Nguyen tallied three assists as the Revs took care of business, even without Jermaine Jones, again Orlando City winning 3-0... Didier Drogba announced his arrival with authority tallying a hat trick in his first MLS start as Montreal rallied from a 3-2 deficit to defeat the Chicago Fire 4-3... Toronto couldn't overcome the absences of Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore and dropped a tight one to the Seattle Sounders, 2-1. Clint Dempsey returned to action for Seattle and notched a goal and an assist in the win... Conor Casey, now 34 years old, and playing just 8 minutes for the Union in the entire month of August (a span of five matches) came off the bench against San Jose and delivered a pair of late goals to give the Union three points against the Quakes... Despite starting three midfielders age 20 of younger (Coy Craft-18, Alejando Zendejas-17 and Kellyn Acosta-20), FC Dallas controlled the match against Columbus and routed the Crew 3-0. 20 year-old keeper Jesse Gonzalez earned his second consecutive shutout win.



USA 2 Peru 1
Canada 3 Belize 0 - World Cup Qualifying


New England Revolution 3 Orlando City SC 0
Montreal Impact 4 Chicago Fire 3
Seattle Sounders 2 Toronto FC 1
Philadelphia Union 2 San Jose Earthquakes 1


FC Dallas 3 Columbus Crew 0


Jozy Altidore (USA) - Altidore scored both U.S. goals as they came from behind to defeat Peru by a score of 2-1. Altidore needs one more goal to tie Brian McBride for fourth all-time on the USMNT scoring list and become the fifth player in U.S. Men's history to score 30 National Team goals.

Juan Agudelo (New England) - New England's super sub scored for the second time in three appearances as the Revs won their fourth straight and improved to 5-0-1 in their last six. Agudelo has six goals on the year and 24 goals in his MLS career.

Didier Drogba (Montreal) - The 37 year-old Drogba made his first MLS start one to remember tallying three goals including the opener, equalizer and game winner as Montreal snapped a three game losing streak with a wild 4-3 win over the Chicago Fire.

Gilberto (Chicago) - Gilberto scored his first goal since signing with the Chicago, but the Fire couldn't hold a 3-2 second half lead and fell to Montreal 4-3.

Clint Dempsey (Seattle) - The Deuce ran loose in Seattle on Saturday night scoring his first goal since May 9th and adding an assist as Seattle won for the third time in four games, defeating Toronto 2-1.

Obafemi Martins (Seattle) - Martins benefitted from the return of Clint Dempsey and scored the opener in Seattle's 2-1 win over Toronto. Martins has 11 goals in 15 appearances this season.

Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) - Wondo converted a second half penalty for goal number 13 on the year and 106 for his career. He needs just two goals to tie Jason Kreis for 5th on the all-time scoring list.

Conor Casey (Philadelphia) - Casey moved into 20th on the all-time scoring list when he scored just his second and third goals of the season for the Union. With the brace, Casey jumped over Cobi Jones  and Kei Kamara, and tied Ronald Cerritos and Eddie Johnson at 71 career goals. Casey had gone unused in 12 of the Union's previous 14 matches.


Bobby Shuttleworth (New England) - Shuttleworth earned a third straight shutout with four saves against Orlando City on Saturday night. The New England net minder now has eight shutouts on the year, one shy of his career high set in 2013. His next shutout will be the 30th of his career.

Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas) - Gonzalez made three saves en route to a second consecutive shutout win; this one against the Columbus Crew. The 20 year-old Gonzalez has only allowed one goal in three career starts.

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