MLS: summary of Saturday’s games including the one between the Red Bulls and the Fire

The New York Red Bulls recorded their first win of the season as they beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday.

Fabio made sure the New York side took the lead in the first half. In the 47th minute, he beat the defender in front of him before handing over to Cristian Casseres fils who made the ropes vibrate.

Caden Clark doubled the lead in the 64th minute of play with a nice volley shot. As the ball flew into the box, Clark synchronized his jump and strike perfectly to score the Red Bulls’ second goal.

The latter thus obtain their first points of the season after having suffered two losses. The Fire are still looking for a first win with a 0-2-1 record.

Orlando hits hard and fast

Tesho Akindele scored the fastest goal in Orlando CIty SC history and the team won 3-0 ahead of FC Cincinnati.

Akindele pushed a Nick Hagglundi handover into the back of the net to open the scoring in the 33rd second of play. Orlando’s last fastest goal came from Chris Mueller after 62 seconds ahead of the Earthquakes in April 2018.

Nani doubled his team’s lead in the 19th minute with a good maneuver. He knocked twice on the door afterwards, but goaltender Przemyslaw Tyton held on.

Junior Urso put the finishing touches to a domination of Orlando City SC in the 80th minute.

RSL sounds the charge after a false start

Sporting Kansas City may have opened the scoring, but Real Salt Lake had the final say with a 3-1 win.

Alan Pulido opened the scoring in the 17th minute as he took advantage of an RSL turnaround. He just had to put the finishing touches on a passing game with Khiry Shelton and Gianluco Busio.

Arriving in the game after Aaron Herrera’s retirement, Andrew Brody made his presence felt as he joined Damir Kreilach who leveled the score with his first goal of the campaign.

Rubio Rubin took matters into his own hands afterwards for Real Salt Lake with a brace. He scored in the 52nd minute and did it again in the 77th minute when he created enough space to find the back of the net with a good low shot.

No master between Houston and LAFC

Houston Dynamo and Los Angeles FC traded goals in the second half to end with a 1-1 draw.

The LAFC took control in the 55th minute thanks to Corey Baird. His shot was able to sneak close to the post to outsmart the Dynamo goalkeeper.

Houston replied less than two minutes later. Tyler Pasher completed the handover of his teammate Fafa Picault in order to level the score.

In his first game in 2021, Diego Rossi almost gave LAFC a lead early in the game. Goalkeeper Marko Maric made a nice save on his shot in the 12th minute, however.

A penalty smiles at the Revolution

Carles Gil made the difference with his penalty in a 2-1 New England Revolution win over Atlanta United.

After missing chances early in the game, the Revolution struck in the 19th minute. Brandon Bye has hit the target for New England. Gil nearly made it 2-0 in the 25th minute after an Atlanta turnaround, but missed an opportunity.

Bye, however, tripped Marcelino Moreno into the box in the 41st minute and the penalty was secured.

At the start of the second half, Emerson Hyndman fouled Buchanan in the 50th minute. It was first announced that he was receiving a free kick, but the decision was to award a penalty later. Gil did not miss such an opportunity and this net made the difference.

Everything goes for the NYCFC

Jesus Medina and Valentin Castellanos each scored their third goal of the campaign to lead New York City FC to a 2-0 win over Union de Philaldephie.

The latter was forced to evolve to 10 players as Jose Martinez nudged Castellanos in the 15th minute of play.

After their setback to DC United back in the daylight this season, the NYCFC followed it up with seven straight goals and two wins. The Union suffered a third setback in four games in all competitions.

FC Dallas goes into 5th gear

FC Dallas took control of the game in the second minute of play and no longer looked behind to defeat the Portland Timbers 4-1.

This meeting was marked by the first goal in MLS of Dante Sealy. Andres Ricaurte, Jader Obrian and Bressan all rocked the strings in the first half.

Sealy put the finishing touches in the 85th minute. The 18-year-old forward accepted Franco Jara’s pass to earn his first goal.

Eryk Williamson was the sole scorer in the Timbers camp.

Fagundez powers Austin FC

Diego Fagundez scored the only goal in the game, which ended in Austin FC’s 1-0 victory over Minnesota United FC.

Fagundez opened the scoring in the 17th minute and the Texas side held on for the rest of the game. Austin FC dominated with 55 percent of possession and four shots on target against just two for their rivals.

San Jose explodes from the first minute

Javier Lopez scored in the very first minute of play and the San Jose Earthquakes never looked back with a three-goal first half en route to an easy 4-1 victory over DC United.

Cade Cowell (26th) imitated Lopez about twenty minutes later. Tony Alfaro replied in the 31st minute for the visitors, but Yueill scored a goal in each half to secure the victory for his team.

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