There were 3 games amongst 6 teams and 6 goals scored during this MLS weekend. Did you miss watching all the football actions on DSPORT? Let’s have a look here at what all happened across MLS during week 15:
Chicago Fire 2, Atlanta United 0
Chicago Fire’s Luis Solignac and Nemanja Nikolic scored two brilliant goals for the team. Solignac scored in the 29th minute at Toyota Park following some good work from David Accam, and Nikolic scored his league-best 12th goal on a penalty kick in the 70th.
With the win over the expansion club, Chicago are now unbeaten in seven straight games. They remain in second place of the Eastern Conference, but are now just one point behind leaders Toronto FC.
The Fire’s recipe for attacking success on Sunday was playing balls in behind Atlanta United’s high line, which was beaten several times by through balls from midfield.
While, Atlanta United had their chances to find the back of the net despite starting the match without Miguel Almiron, but could not find their shooting boots. The expansion club finished with just two shots on target, even with forward Josef Martinez making his return from injury by coming off the bench in the second half.
- 29′ – CHI – Luis Solignac
- 70′ – CHI – Nemanja Nikolic
- Chicago Fire with 28 points are at 2nd spot in the Eastern Conference
- Atlanta United with 18 points are at the 8th position in the Eastern Conference
Sporting Kansas City 1, Montreal Impact 1
Children’s Mercy Park has been an absolute fortress for Sporting Kansas City this season, but a late mistake by substitute Soni Mustivar led to a stunning equalizer that gave the visiting Montreal Impact a 1-1 draw Sunday and ended SKC’s six-game home winning streak.
Mustivar, who had entered the game in the 80th minute, made a back pass to his goalkeeper, Tim Melia that was stolen by Montreal substitute Matteo Mancosu. Mancosu chipped the ball over Melia for the 82nd minute goal that stunned the home crowd and rescued a point for the visitors. The goal wiped out one in the first half by Gerso Fernandes that had Sporting KC in place to pick up the victory. Montreal then had to survive an 86th minute red card to Chris Duvall to preserve the result.
Mustivar takes responsibility for Montreal equalizer.
- 24′ – SKC – Gerso Fernandes
- 82′ – MTL – Matteo Mancosu
- Sporting Kansas City with 26 points are the Western Conference table toppers
- Montreal Impact with 17 points are at 9th position in the Eastern Conference
Portland Timbers 2, FC Dallas 0
With Fanendo Adi’s two impressive goals the Portland Timbers held off FC Dallas for a 2-0 victory at home on Sunday.
Adi used his strength to get the Timbers the opening goal, staying upright under a challenge by Hernan Grana and using his trailing foot to scoop home the ball from close range. The Timbers were able to counter after intercepting a Carlos Gruezo pass in their own half. The second goal showed off the Timbers’ cleverness, from Diego Chara knowing to dummy Diego Valeri’s cross, to Adi holding the ball long enough to get an open net chance.
The Timbers dealt with a handful of injury stoppages early, with Liam Ridgewell having to leave the match with a quadriceps injury after taking a ball to the leg. Later in the first half, Roy Miller struggled with a leg injury after Maximiliano Urruti fell into it while they battled for the ball. Miller had to come out an hour into the game, forcing the Timbers to finish the game with a completely different center-back pairing than they began the game with.
- 32′ – POR – Fanendo Adi
- 72′ – POR – Fanendo Adi
- Portland Timbers with 24 points are 2nd spot in the Western Conference
- FC Dallas with 23 points are at the 4th spot in the Western Conference