The top 5 of the week in MLS
It’s going fast: the sixth week of the 2021 season, in MLS, is already behind us.
And at this point, this season belongs to the unmissable Seattle Sounders, who dominate the league by scoring 17 points in seven games following their draw on Sunday against Atlanta United.
In the East, the New England Revolution, which defeated the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, finds itself in first place with 14 points, a situation that shouldn’t be as surprising as it sounds: it There is a lot of quality on the “Revs” side and the very seasoned coach Bruce Arena has things in hand.
This formation could remain at the top of the classification for a while yet … or even the whole season!
With that, here are five moments to remember from the last weekend in MLS:
The Columbus Crew didn’t hesitate to stretch the dollars to get Argentina midfielder Lucas Zelarayan and the latter, having led the club to the MLS Cup last season, is not slowing down. As New York City FC quietly headed for victory on Saturday, the Crew ten scored TWO goals from a free kick late in the game. Sensational!
Oh that the “Revs” must be rubbing their hands for picking the Canadian Tajon Buchanan ninth in the 2019 “SuperDraft”!
Maxi, yes …
After angering the majority of Montreal fans in 2019 and 2020, forward Maxi Urruti is three goals in seven appearances since being traded to the Houston Dynamo. The last one, which was very pretty, made the difference against the Whitecaps on Saturday!
Blake says no
Year after year, Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union is one of MLS’s top goaltenders. He had his say on Sunday to allow his people to hold out against DC United:
Three good caliber fails
The last weekend saw a handful of great streaks, but we also saw some pretty awkward moments.
Like this open goal completely missed by CF Montreal striker Romell Quioto. For the second time this season, the Honduran missed a chance which, if he had seized it, would undoubtedly have given a whole new aspect to the game.
Same thing on the side of Inter Miami goalkeeper John McCarthy, who could not afford such a blunder on the free kick of Luka Stojanovic, of the Chicago Fire, which gave the victory to the formation of Illinois.
Finally, was there an offside on FC Cincinnati’s winning goal against Montreal on Saturday?