Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring for Orlando City in the 10th minute. Josef Martinez equalized in the 36th. Dwyer and Martinez traded goals again, with Orlando regaining the lead in the 39th and Atlanta equalizing in the 55th. Dwyer assisted on Cyle Larin’s goal in the 58th. Martinez went one better, finishing off his hat trick in the 69th minute.
“We’ve been saying it for a while but the support today was even better than usual,” Atlanta coach Tata Martinez said. “We’re happy to play in front of a fan base like that. It’s clear that the fans have a fervent passion for soccer here —the same passion that our players have on the field. Today, we were able to come back three times from three goals down and I like that attitude from our team.”
Vancouver and Columbus finished 2-2 at BC Place. Fredy Montero put the Whitecaps up in the 15th with Ola Kamara equalizing in the 19th. Kekuta Manneh put the Crew up in the 63rd. Montero assisted on Tony Tchani’s equalizer two minutes into stoppage time.
“It was a tough game,” Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey said. “I thought we could have played better in both halves. I thought we pushed on in the second half. We’ve come back in numerous games this season, so I’m never worried about our team quitting if we go behind. We’re a team that pushes on and really gets better if we’re down, knowing that we need to push.”
Minnesota beat Montreal on the road 3-2. Patrice Bernier put the Impact up in the 9th. Kevin Molino equalized from the penalty spot in the 20th. Blerim Dzemaili returned Montreal’s lead in the 55th. Christian Ramirez equalized in the 60th and Abu Danladi scored Minnesota’s winner in the 89th.
Dallas and Seattle finished 0-0 at Toyota Stadium. “A game of two different halves,” Dallas coach Oscar Pareja said. “The first one, we had more chances to score. We couldn’t find that last pass, that last touch to make a difference. But, we were able to control the game. The game, tactically and defensively was very good for us. That, at least, is a big step forward for a team that was dropping points and performances were very fragile in the back. Today, we felt different.”
Chicago shutout DC United 3-0 at Toyota Stadium. An own-goal opened the scoring in the 23rd. Brandon Vincent doubled the lead in the 62nd with Nemanja Nikolic converting a penalty in the 90th.
“The response was poor,” DC United coach Ben Olsen said of responding to the own-goal.
Things didn’t get better for the New England Revolution, losing 3-1 at Sporting Kansas City. Teal Bunbury put the Revs up in the 4th minute. New England went down a man with a red card to Krisztian Nemeth for violent conduct in the 11th. Gerso Fernandes equalized in the 16th and assisted on Diego Rubio’s goal in the 45th. Rubio scored again in the 57th.
“We’ve got to give ourselves a shot, and I thought we started the game really well, brightly,” New England coach Jay Heaps said. “We talked about being really smart and manage 15 minutes, and getting a red card just absolutely – it hurt us in a double way because we just had two of them on Wednesday night so losing a guy and being down men down for two games in a row is really difficult.”
Colorado and NYCFC finished 1-1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Thomas McNamara scored for NYCFC in the 19th minute. Dominique Badji equalized in the 88th.
Real Salt Lake beat Portland 2-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Albert Rusnack put RSL up in the 14th minute. Diego Valeri equalized in the 47th. Rusnak assisted on Jefferson Savarino’s winner in the 61st.
“I thought we were much better second half,” Portland coach Caleb Porter said. “We gave it a good run. Obviously the difference in the game was the Savarino goal, goal of the week for sure. You got to tip your hat to him for pulling off a play.”
Toronto shutout LA 4-0 at StubHub Center. Drew Moor scored in the 24th. Tosaint Ricketts added two goals in the 37th and 76th. Victor Vazquez scored two minutes later. Alexander Bono didn’t make a save for the shutout.
San Jose shutout Houston 1-0 at home. Danny Hoesen scored in the 33rd minute. Andrew Tarbell made four saves to keep the clean sheet.
“I think it was pretty perfect,” Hoesen said. “I think was straight in my stride and I could slot it in the goal, so it was a good goal I think.”
New York and Philadelphia finished 0-0 at Red Bull Arena.