MLS: New England takes the lead in the East, Nani (Orlando) and San Jose feast


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.

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