Sounders got a win, they still sit behind Vancouver and Portland in the standings but are on their way back up and if they win the their games in hand, they jump the red line. RSL and PDX are the only other Western Conference teams to get wins this week.
NYCFC 1 - Montreal Impact 1: Dominic Oduro goal on a Didier Drogba assist earned Montreal a point in a match that had seven yellows. Not much else mattered here.
New England Revolution 1 - Portland Timbers 1: PDX should be happy with a road point in general except for this one. New England is a poor club and the Timbers had the lead till an 89th minute own goal by Jermaine Taylor cost them the two extra points. Draw City drew in the most Draw City way possible.
Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - Sporting Kansas City 1: Good result for the Sounders. Both clubs stole points from Seattle and sit ahead of them in the standings. They drew in a very physical match that saw Kendall Waston receive two yellows and be suspended for the weekend.
NY Red Bulls 4 - FC Dallas 0: Dallas set a tire fire in New York with the tires from their team bus, at least they should use that story as to why they didn't show up to play at Red Bull Arena. Is New York back? I don't think so. Are they not dead? Probably. Lloyd Sam and Felipe took over each grabbing a goal and an assist. Nothing else is really exciting about it, except that it caused them to fall from #1 in the West.
Montreal Impact 2 - Colorado Rapids 2: Drogba got his second goal of the campaign and proved that when he plays, the club does worse this year, drawing an upstart Colorado squad. Each side traded goals with Bobby Burling scoring the final goal in the 73rd. The Rapids ability to earn points is the take away and an unfortunate one.
NYCFC 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps 2: Octavio Rivero did not want to wait to get underway, scoring within the 1st minute. David Villa course corrected for his squad and pulled them back and got a lead before Patrick Viera had to rip into his side at the half. Christan Bolanos tied it up followed by Steven Mendoza crushing the 'Caps hopes in the 73rd. NYC got a yellow card hat-trick with one for arguing, time wasting, and unsporting behavior, congrats guys!
Philadelphia Union 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 1: We beat them! San Jose couldn't beat the almost Eastern Conference leaders. San Jose's Anibal Godoy picked up two yellows and will miss the game against Seattle next weekend. Simon Dawkins scored with a man down to tie it up in the 83rd, which means Chris Wondolowski didn't and that;s good news too. After playing Seattle, Philly has gone to starting Barnetta and it is going pretty well for them.
Sounders FC 1 - Columbus Crew 0: Poor first half, better second half, Jordan Morris goal because Jordan did it again.
Chicago Fire 1 - DC United 1:Another game, another draw. Jonathan Campbell, the guy I forgot to move off my fantasy bench, scored for Chicago late in the first half. Patrick Nyarko, a former Chicago Fire player, headed home the cross off a short corner. Lamar Neagle got an assist on it. The Fire have fallen back to last in the East and all is right with that (one of the only things with the MLS standings).
New England Revolution 2 - Orlando City SC 2: Four goals. Four yellows. Some excitement. An all east game that again ended in a draw. You would hope that New England would find more success with the squad they have but they just can't seem to figure it out.
Real Salt Lake 2 - Houston Dynamo 1: Houston took the lead in the 54th behind a Leonel Miranda goal. RSL then came storming back, a rare occurrence under Jeff Cassar with Jordan Allen scoring eight minutes after Miranda and then eight minutes after that Yura Movsisyan took the lead and three points for RSL. Rimando looked pretty good too.
Portland Timbers 2 - Toronto FC 1: Unfortunate result for Seattle as a loss or draw would've kept Portland behind us in the standings. Good news, Will Johnson scored against his former side and was booed. Bad news, Diego Valeri decided he wanted the three points and went and got them himself. You would've thought a lineup with Bradley, Giovinco, and Altidore would score more but this is becoming more normal for them, an inept offense that gets only a one off goal.
Sporting Kansas City 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1: Another good result for Seattle with SKC staying down in 6th and within striking range while LA was unable to tie on points for the top spot and lead on GD. Brad Davis and Gio Dos Santos had first half goals. Ashley Cole meanwhile picked up two yellows a minute apart, one for time wasting and then a minute later one for a poor tackle, it's what we excepted to happen for both him and Van Damme in MLS and so far it is happening for Cole and I'm glad to see it.
Seattle may be sitting in 9th of 10 in the MLS West but we're five points above Houston for last place and ahead of three teams from the East. Sounders would be 4th in the MLS East instead of 9th in the West if we flipped coasts. We're on the outside looking in but excluding the blemish that was Colorado, the club has started to make a run without all of our players and this week most of the West took a point at most giving Seattle a great opportunity to make a run the next few weeks.