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What you missed in the third week of MLS

Key results, highlights, and standings from around the league.

Welcome to the world where Seattle Sounders discovery list players dominate for teams that are not called the Seattle Sounders. Miguel Almiron had an assist in Atlanta United’s 4-nil win over the Chicago Fire. Sebastian Blanco went 90, but it was Adi and Valeri who powered the Portland Timbers in their come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo. Hooray for the could-have-been Sounders. Bigger hooray for the actual Sounders. Seattle unveiled a championship banner then followed it up with a 3-1 win.

LA finally won. The Galaxy went to Utah and Emmanuel Boateng-ed Real Salt Lake in a 2-1 victory. Fredy Montero didn’t score. Vancouver didn’t win. Toronto FC got their first win since last November as they visited British Columbia without Giovinco and still won 2-0.

Minnesota United’s 2-2 draw mean that only the New England Revolution are pointless after week three. The Revs lost to FC Dallas in their second game of the year.

Highlights of the Week

Almiron can thread the ball.

Christian Ramirez can head the ball.

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Our tifo ROCKS.

Our banner rocks too.

Race for the Shield

The Timbers are undefeated with a plus seven goal differential. I’m getting tired of talking about them as a Shield contender.

Race for the West

Portland is two points clear of second place FCD. I’m getting tired of this too.

Next week’s TV games (all times Pacific)

3/24 at 7:30 PM on FS1 the United States host Honduras in a World Cup Qualifier.

3/25 at 1 PM on UniMas New York Red Bulls host Real Salt Lake in MLS action.

3/25 at 7 PM on JOEtv/ROOT Sports Seattle Sounders FC host Necaxa in a friendly.

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