Missed watching MLS matches on DSport? Let’s have a look here at what all happened across MLS during this week.
Columbus Crew SC 1, Toronto FC 2
Picking up their 5th straight win in this season, Toronto FC upholds their top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Reds steal the victory from Columbus Crew 2-1 on Thursday morning. The match was live televised on DSport.
Tosaint Ricketts entering as a sub in the 40th minute, tied the game with a header in the 81st minute. He snatches an unlikely road triumph for Toronto FC in Columbus Crew’s home ground MAPFRE Stadium, Ohio.
Ricketts with his two brilliant goals in the 2nd half stun Columbus Crew with a 2-1 comeback victory in the game. This victory extends the Reds’ winning streak to a club-record five matches.
Federico Higuain netted an early penalty kick, with a stylish Panenka no less, to give the hosts a lead. And at the other end, goalkeeper Zack Steffen saved Jozy Altidore’s spot kick to put Crew SC on course for a useful win.
But TFC coach Greg Vanney made several moves to keep his side in contention and the insertion of Ricketts proved the most decisive as the Canadian international struck twice, the second of which arrived in the final minute of regulation time, to keep Toronto atop the MLS standings.
Toronto (6-1-4) won its second straight road match and avenged its only loss of the season. Columbus (5-5-1) had won six of its last eight home games dating to last season.
- 28′ – CLB – Federico Higuain (PK)
- 81′ – TOR – Tosaint Ricketts
- 90′ – TOR – Tosaint Ricketts
- Toronto FC with 22 points is at number 1 spot in the Eastern Conference
- Columbus Crew SC with 16 points is at 4th spot in the Eastern Conference
Houston Dynamo 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
The Houston Dynamo welcomed the Vancouver Whitecaps in weekend’s curtain-raiser, an enthralling match decided by Cubo Torres’ penalty kick. The match was given an additional dose of entertainment with “Star Wars Night” at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Dynamo snapped Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s two-game road winning streak with a 2-1 victory at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Two of the Dynamo’s young attacking corps connected on the first goal, as Romell Quioto crossed to Alberth Elis for the header in the 15th minute. The Dynamo doubled the score in the second half courtesy of a penalty converted by Erick “Cubo” Torres. Brek Shea came off the bench and scored for the second consecutive week for Vancouver, this time as a late consolation tally.
The win places the Dynamo atop the Western Conference, for the moment, with 19 points.
Dynamo have “winning mentality” at home, want to replicate it on the road
- 15′ – HOU – Alberth Elis
- 68′ – HOU – Erick “Cubo” Torres
- 85′ – VAN – Brek Shea
- Houston Dynamo with 19 points is at number 1 spot in the Western Conference
- Vancouver Whitecaps with 13 points is at 6th spot in the Western Conference
New York Red Bulls 1, LA Galaxy 3
The LA Galaxy ended the New York Red Bulls’ 13-month league home unbeaten streak in emphatic fashion on today morning, racing out to an 2-0 lead in the game’s first 10 minutes before cruising to a 3-1 victory at Red Bull Arena.
As has been the case all season, Romain Alessandrini was the Galaxy’s prime source of inspiration, scoring his team’s first two goals and earning the penalty kick that was stroked home by Giovani dos Santos to end any lingering hopes of a late RBNY comeback.
Daniel Royer struck for a late consolation tally for the hosts, who tasted defeat on their own turf for the first time in regular-season play since April 9, 2016.
- 8′ – LA – Romain Alessandrini
- 9′ – LA – Alessandrini
- 78′ – LA – Giovani dos Santos (PK)
- 90+3′ – NY – Daniel Royer
- New York Red Bulls with 16 points is at 5th spot in the Eastern Conference
- LA Galaxy with 11 points is at 7th spot in the Western Conference