On our Week 11 MLS Roundup, we take a look back at some midweek games, including the thrashing the New England Revolution took against the Chicago Fire. Also, this past Saturday’s games featuring Real Salt Lake, who defeated their Rocky Mountain Cup opponents, and how well Orlando City and Atlanta United did on Sunday.
Atlanta United 2 Toronto FC 0
The Five Stripes are slowly but surely climbing their way up the Eastern Conference table, getting three points at home against Toronto. Josef Martinez nailed two assists in the win, while the yellow cards were flying for the Reds during this midweek matchup.
Yes, you read that right. Columbus ACTUALLY won a game. And it was a good win at that. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Galaxy went to Columbus in hopes to extend the winless streak to six games for the Black & Gold. But it was the Crew who had the last laugh, defeating the Galaxy 3-1. Federico Higuain made club history, and Columbus found themselves back in the win column.
Chicago Fire 5 New England Revolution 0
The scoreline says it all. The Revolution just aren’t good. And to be dismantled by the Fire is a new low. Brad Friedel did get relieved of his duties, so at least the Revs ahve that going for them.
The New York Red Bulls couldn’t stop the Montreal Impact as they went on to lose at home. Maxi Urruti notched a goal and an assist in the Impact’s win, helping Montreal come from behind to grab all three points.
The Vancouver Whitecaps hosted Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers, and Fredy Montero was the difference maker, getting the game’s only goal in the ninth minute of play. That right there was the turning point of the whole game.
FC Dallas 1 New York Red Bulls 3
FC Dallas took a huge ‘L’ at home against the New York Red Bulls, allowing Sean Nealis to get the game winner in the 58th minute. The win gave the Red Bulls their third victory in their last four matches.
Toronto FC 1 Philadelphia Union 2
The Union continue their success with a 2-1 win over the Reds this past Saturday to give them the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Jaime Monteiro notched his second MLS goal in the 68th minute to give Philly the full three points.
LA Galaxy 0 New York City FC 2
The Galaxy fall yet again to an Eastern Conference team, losing 2-0 at home against NYCFC. The loss makes it the first home loss for LA and the team has now lost three consecutive matches. As for NYCFC, they have won four of their last five matches.
New England Revolution 3 San Jose Earthquakes 1
Despite getting demolished by Chicago midweek, the Revolution took it to the Earthquakes this weekend, winning 3-1. The victory comes just after the Revolution parted ways with Brad Friedel, snapping a four-game winless streak.
Chicago Fire 2 Minnesota United 0
The Chicago Fire won their second in a row with a 2-0 win over Minnesota United. Unbeaten in three, the Fire find themselves above the playoff line while the Loons have only one win in their last six outings.
Colorado Rapids 2 Real Salt Lake 3
If you’re a Rapids fan, look away. The club set a MLS record for the worst 11-game start to the season, going 0-9-2 after losing to their Rocky Mountain Cup rivals Real Salt Lake. There was hope that the club could get a positive draw against a rival, but Salt Lake had other ideas, handing Colorado another loss.
Cristian Roldan’ss rocket goal in the fifth minute was the difference maker in Seattle’s 1-0 win over the Dynamo. Houston had plenty of chances to level the scoring, but couldn’t find the back of the net to grab at least one point.
Atlanta United 1 Orlando City SC 0
Pity Martinez got his first MLS goal in the win for the Five Stripes over Orlando City. The goal helped Atlanta move to 5-0-2 over the Lions, who couldn’t just figure out the reigning MLS Cup Champions.
Paul Arriola scored the lone goal for United in the 78th minute, giving his team all three points against Sporting KC. The win brings D.C. level on points with the Union, keeping them in the race for first in the Eastern Conference.