The highlight from week 6 of the 2014 MLS season was Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey once again asserting himself. Dempsey scored twice in Seattle’s 3-2 win over FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium. Dallas took the lead with a David Texeira goal in the 10th minute. Clint Dempsey responded with a 22nd minute equalizer. Michel put Dallas up in the 42nd minute, but a Dallas own-goal tied the score in the 75th. Dempsey scored Seattle’s winner in the 85th minute.
It’s always good to perform well in Texas because that’s where I developed my game in Nacogdoches and driving to Dallas playing my club ball. A lot of friends and family were here and it’s nice to perform well, but like I said, the most important thing is we got the win for the team and we need to keep getting points like that, and I think you’ll see us start to put in better performances and we’ll tighten up and we’ll get it right.
“It’s always good to perform well in Texas because that’s where I developed my game in Nacogdoches and driving to Dallas playing my club ball,” Dempsey said. “A lot of friends and family were here and it’s nice to perform well, but like I said, the most important thing is we got the win for the team and we need to keep getting points like that, and I think you’ll see us start to put in better performances and we’ll tighten up and we’ll get it right.”
In front of 19,313 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire. Jack McInerney scored in the 43rd minute after joining Montreal last week. Quincy Amarikwa equalized for Chicago in the 54th minute. Colorado shutout Toronto 1-0 at BMO Field. Edson Buddle scored Colorado’s winner in the 77th minute. Toronto was without designated players Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe.
Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake drew 2-2 at PPL Park. Luke Mulholland opened the scoring for Real Salt Lake in the 6th minute. Andrew Wenger equalized for Philadelphia in the 55th minute. Kyle Beckerman scored for Real Salt Lake in the 85th, but Maurice Edu equalized for Philadelphia in the 90th minute.
“It’s been interesting to say the least,” Edu said. “I think we’ve shown that we are capable of being a good team in this league. We’ve shown we can play, we can beat the best teams. We’ve also shown that we have to be able to play 90 minutes. We had a lapse today where we dropped off a little bit and they got a goal. We showed a lot of heart and character to get back in the game and now we’ve got to go that extra step. We’ve put ourselves in good positions to win games and now we’ve got to go out and actually do it.”
New England shutout Houston 2-0 at Gillette Stadium. Kevin Alston opened the scoring in the 68th minute and Jerry Bengston doubled the lead in stoppage time. DC also got a shutout in week 6 of the MLS season, beating New York 1-0 at RFK Stadium. Davy Arnaud scored in the 4th minute.
“It was a good old-fashioned grind out with a little luck on the side,” DC United coach Ben Olsen said. “But we talked about this, we said until we are clicking everywhere around the field and really have our identity of who we are, we’ve got to find a way to get points until that happens, and I think we did that tonight. They had a bunch of chances. They were very good, they were a better team. I didn’t think we did enough with the ball playing out of trouble and having stretches of possession. And then it was a bit of a vicious cycle where we were giving the ball away and we were tired from defending for so long.”
Portland and Chivas USA finished 1-1 at Providence Park. Will Johnson put Portland up in the 7th minute with Erick Torres equalizing for Chivas USA in the 79th minute. Robbie Keane scored in the 47th minute for the LA Galaxy’s 1-0 win over Vancouver at StubHub Center. MLS week 6 finished up on Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium with San Jose drawing Columbus 1-1. Federico Higuain scored for Columbus in the 44th minute with Chris Wondolowski equalizing in the 51st minute.