OCSC needed that win, because Atlanta United went to Salt Lake City and forced them to pull Nick Rimando early. The best keeper in MLS history may finally be fading. ATL looks as good as ever. RSL looks like they could be pretty poor in 2017. It was Atlanta’s first away win.
Did you know Bastian Schweinsteiger plays in MLS? His first road game was not as good as his previous matches. Giovinco overshadowed the World Cup winner. Despite his brilliant brace, Gio’s attitude is the story of the match.
The Philadelphia Union had a three goal lead at home. They only took a single point from the match as the Montreal Impact came back in 50 minutes. It’s a devastating loss emblematic of a broken organization. Philly is winless in their last 15 matches - fifteen.
Portland leads the Cascadia Cup after their 2-1 win over Vancouver. The Timbers still gave up a goal to Fredy Montero, who must be wondering when Cascadia Cup can be it’s own league.
Rapid Fire: Revs draw ‘Quakes midweek, then draw OG United on the weekend. Dynamo beat San Jose on Saturday. Red Bulls beat Crew. Dallas beat Sporting and remain unbeaten in 2017. Loons beat Rapids. I repeat, the Loons won.
Highlights of the Week
Darlington Nagbe dribbled and shoots through traffic.
DARLINGTON NAGBE IS GOOD AT SOCCER pic.twitter.com/7oxgpuPbvj— Stars and Stripes FC (@StarsStripesFC) April 22, 2017
David Villa with a horrible angle and a great finish.
Check this out
No, this is not MLS. Yes, this is still funny.
I love Brian Schmetzer.
Race for the Shield
The Timbers remain the Shield leaders. But both Dallas and Orlando have more points per game. Houston, Columbus and RBNY are all within three points of the leaders.
Race for the West
Portland is still in first. Both Texas teams are a good week from catching the Timbers. The Rapids are not a good week from being above the red line. Every other team is within three points of the line.
Next week’s TV games (all times Pacific)
4/29 at 4:30 PM Orlando City hosts Colorado Rapids on UniMas/Facebook
4/30 at Noon Atlanta United hosts D.C. United on FoxSports 1 (not united)