The top 5 of the week in MLS

Marked by a snatch victory for CF Montreal in Chicago, the seventh week of the 2021 season, in MLS, is now behind us.

Thanks to this win where everything was played out in the last minutes of the match, the Football Club remains above the “famous red line” in the standings in the East. This remains a tour de force for a formation in the “Moneyball” approach which had to name a new coach a few days before the start of training camp and which has been forced to relocate to Florida since the beginning of the month. April.

And speaking of the coach, Wilfried Nancy saw his option for the 2022 season activated by the organization, this week, a nice gesture of confidence in the place of the one who leaves a good impression so far.

CF Montreal therefore left with a victory before resting until June 23, while MLS entered a long break linked to international competitions.

Otherwise, the week ends with the same leaders in the standings: in the East, the New England Revolution, scorching FC Cincinnati on Saturday, dominate with 17 points, while the Seattle Sounders remain at the top in the West. , with 18 points, following their 0-0 draw against Austin.

By the way, all the teams wore the same colors this week, while jerseys made of recycled plastic collected from the oceans were displayed, in an environmentally friendly gesture.

Without further ado, here are five highlights from the past week:

Guardians on fire

Several goalkeepers have come to the fore over the weekend.

Galaxy’s Jonathan Bond had to make no less than 12 saves to preserve his side’s 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in the « Cali Clasico »:

Matt Turner of the « Revs » has four to do but still got the shutout in front of Cincinnati:

Clément « Big Stop Diop » also had his say in the victory of CF Montreal, being a remarkable and spectacular bulwark against the repeated attacks of a Chicago Fire who would have deserved a better fate:

Luis Diaz’s ride

One of the hidden cards of this very good team is winger Luis Diaz of the Crew. See his impressive ride against Toronto FC who, in the midst of the slump, lost 2-1 on Saturday:

Busio’s stroke of genius

The very talented Gianluca Busio of Kansas City stood out with this splendid free kick in a win over Dynamo, which again saw Maxi Urruti hit the target (hell):

Cásseres’ winning gesture

We stay in the field of free kicks: that of Cristian Cásseres, of the New York Red Bulls, made the difference against Orlando City, which suffered its first setback of the season.

The strike of Barrios

Without making too much noise, the Colorado Rapids are doing very well at the start of the season, as they sit fourth in the standings in the West. They hit FC Dallas 3-0 on Saturday, in particular thanks to this great success from winger Michael Barrios, who had fun against his former team:

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