Atlanta United, which started its MLS season with two wins, lost on the New England Revolution (1-2) on Saturday, leaving the lead of the Eastern Conference to its evening rival. The Spanish attacking midfielder Carles Gil was the man of the match, delivering an assist for Brandon Bye (19th, 1-0) before giving his team the advantage from the penalty spot (53rd).
With 7 points, New England occupies only the first place of its conference in front of New York City, striker of the Philadelphia Union (2-0). Orlando City, who crushed Cincinnati (3-0) with a new gem from Portuguese captain Nani (34), is third.
In the West, San Jose and his French defender Paul Marie strolled against DC United (4-1). Author of a goal and two assists, the American phenomenon Cade Cowell (17) still impressed.
Four teams, including Austin, winner in Minneapolis (1-0), are tied with 6 points in the lead. But Real Salt Lake (2nd) and Los Angeles Galaxy (3rd) have one game less.