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MLS Week 7 Review

MLS week seven is in the books and boy was it a crazy week of soccer. There were five games that ended in a draw, four were decided by one goal and one game was a blow-out. It certainly gave fans a taste of everything but also hurt a lot of teams that were looking for crucial points this weekend.

New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union (2-1 NY)

A match that the Union really needed to win, but just could not get their offense to wake-up. Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam each scored to give the Red Bulls an important three points.

Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo (0-0)

Another game that the Union really needed to obtain more than just one point in. Thankfully, their double game week did not completely rob them of zero points. Meanwhile, the Dynamo continued to struggle after their hot start earlier this season.

Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution (1-1)

A rivalry game that has tremendous amounts of history, saw no winner but certainly a lot of action for fans. Quincy Amarikwa opened the scoring early but Lee Nguyen tallied a penalty kick to draw the scores level. Each team obtained one point, but the Fire still have yet to win a match this season.

Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes (0-0)

One of the most surprising results over the weekend. The Rapids have been struggling to find a consistent offense in recent weeks and it showed once again as the club failed to score against the last place Earthquakes.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy (2-2)

This game was far to explosive to not have a winner, but, the soccer gods had other plans. LA showed their offensive dominance early and often, but the speedy Whitecaps offense led my Darren Mattocks proved to be just too much for the Galaxy defence.

Columbus Crew vs. DC United (1-1)

A match that should have been a blow-out win for the Crew, turned into a hard-fought battle between two clubs that appeared to be in very similar places. United have started to show signs of offense in their past few games and are finally becoming consistent in their play, both on offense and defense.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Montral Impact (4-0 SKC)

It truly is amazing how well a club can play when their whole starting back-line is together for the first time this season. Dom Dwyer scored twice to help lead SKC to a very needed victory.

FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC (2-1 FCD)

FC Dallas proved yet again why there is no better team in MLS than them. This win carries a lot of worth for the club and will continue to fuel the fire that has burned down in Dallas since week one.

Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers (1-0 RSL)

The defending Western Conference champions played exceptionally well in this match, mainly due to having Nick Rimando back in net. RSL grabs a much-needed three points and continues to move up the standings in the west. Meanwhile, the Timbers are in S.O.S mode right now, as the club still struggles to produce consistent offense.

Chivas USA vs. Seattle Sounders (1-2 SEA)

Obafemi Martins and Lamar Neagle each tallied goals in the Sounders win against Chivas late Saturday night. The Sounders are now tied for second place in the west with RSL, each with 13 points. Clint Dempsey added two assists in this game as well, to help his recent run of form.

 

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