New York City FC and Toronto FC fell short on Saturday as they tied for a 1-1 draw.
The NYCFC opened the scoring in front of their fans in the 53rd minute. Alex Bono failed to master Gudmundur Thorarinsson’s free kick. The generous rebound went to Jesus Medina who did not miss this chance to make the ropes vibrate.
The New York squad thought they had taken advantage of another Bono blunder a few moments later. His clearance hit the back of Medina’s header and then ended up in his goal. However, the official ruled that the NYCFC player deliberately obstructed the goalkeeper and the goal was disallowed.
The replica of the TFC came from the foot of Jacob Shaffelburg. The latter entered the match by replacing Yeferson Soteldo. He accepted the surrender from Patrick Mullins to outsmart the NYCFC goalie.
Shaffelburg scored his first goal in MLS and the mark held until the end.
Galaxy takes care of Austin FC
The Los Angeles Galaxy had no difficulty winning ahead of the expanding Austin club, picking up their first shutout since the start of the Greg Vanney era and winning 2-0.
Los Angeles has a strong harvest of four wins in five outings.
Sebastien Lletget scored his first goal of the 2021 season by hitting the target in the 35th minute. Javier « Chicharito » Hernandez then doubled the priority of the Galaxy by scoring a beautiful play staged by Julian Araujo.
Hernandez leads MLS with seven record goals early in this regular schedule.
The Union holds up
The Philadelphia Union scored in the first 10 minutes and he held on to defeat the New York Red Bulls.
Cory Burke scored the only goal of the game to give the Union a second win in six games this season. Philadelphia held its breath in the first few moments as goaltender Andre Blake collided with Jack Elliott.
Both players were, however, able to continue. Burke then completed Jamiro Monteiro’s nice throw-in to then beat goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel.
Minnesota comes to imitate Atlanta
Minnesota United came away with a dramatic 1-0 victory thanks to Robin Lod’s stoppage goal against FC Dallas.
Lod got a first chance in the 18th minute of play. However, his shot missed the target above the crossbar.
Dallas goalkeeper Phelipe Megiolaro took a slip from Hassani Dotson and the two remained lying on the ground. They were, however, able to continue.
Minnesota finally got a corner kick in the 94th minute of play. Brent Kallman’s ensuing shot was stopped by the keeper, but Lod pushed the ball back to the back of the goal to close the debate. .
The Rapids sink the Dynamo
The Colorado Rapids defeated the Houston Dynamo by a score of 3-1 to settle third in the West with a record of three wins, one loss and one draw.
All four goals in the game were scored within 13 minutes of half-time.
Sam Vines (29 ‘) and Diego Rubio (36’) initially gave Colorado a 2-0 lead, before seeing Christian Ramirez narrow the gap to 2-1 three minutes later. Cole Bassett added a 3rd goal for the Rapids in the 42nd minute, who did not look behind for the victory.
The Rapids took 13 shots on goal, six of which were on target.
The Dynamo have now lost two of their three road games this season. They got a draw at each other.
Portland offers a victory
The Portland Timbers posted a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.
Yimmi Chara quickly opened the scoring in the fifth minute of play. In the 74th minute, Marvin Loria added more by hitting the target to double Portland’s lead.
Portland therefore signs a first victory away from home this season. For its part, San Jose is shut out for a second straight game.
No goal between Real Salt Lake and Nashville
Neither Nashville SC nor Real Salt Lake were able to hit the target in a 0-0 draw.
Daniel Lovitz came closest to a header in the second half of the game, but it was stolen by David Ochoa.
It was the first duel between the two teams in MLS.