The 2018 MLS season continued over the weekend and so did the bad results for last year's MLS Cup finalists. Toronto FC followed up their home win over Seattle last week with a 3-2 loss at New England. The Revolution's Cristian Penilla scored in the 4th and 7th minutes with Teal Bunbury making it 3-0 in the 46th. An own-goal brought Toronto back into the game in the 55th with Seb Giovinco converting a penalty in the 89th. Giovinco saw red a minute later for violent conduct.
“We gifted goals early in the first half," Toronto coach Greg Vanney said. "Getting down on the road, 2-0, is a horrendous start. Also, just the way we give up goals, it’s unacceptable. I think we're now minus-nine in the first 15 minutes of the first half and in the second-half. That’s something we took a lot of pride in last year, but for whatever reason – not for whatever reason – it’ll stop happening. We have to stop giving up goals in the first parts of these games or second-halves. Playing from behind is not the position we want to be in and we're finding ourselves in it too much."
Seattle lost 1-0 at Portland with Sebastian Blanco scoring in the 86th and debuting his Chucky mask goal celebration. Jeff Attinella kept the clean sheet with one save. Portland doubled Seattle's shots on goal with two.
“He’s Chucky," Portland coach Gio Savarese said. "That’s what they call him in Argentina, so that’s why he put it on.”
“We won 1-0 in our 100th game versus Seattle. I think it [was] perfect.”— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) May 14, 2018
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The weekend schedule started on Friday with Vancouver and Houston drawing 2-2 at BC Place. Tomas Martinez put Houston up in the 35th with Jose Ala equalizing in the 44th. Mauro Manotas returned the Dynamo lead in the 90th minute with Kendall Waston equalizing four minutes into stoppage time.
On Saturday, San Jose beat Minnesota 3-1 on the road. Magnus Eriksson gave San Jose the lead from the penalty spot in the 2nd minute. Christian Ramirez equalized in the 26th. San Jose went ahead for good through a Danny Hoesen goal in the 69th. Chris Wondolowski converted a penalty for the Earthquakes in the 76th minute.
"I think it was a good win," Wondolowski said. "It definitely wasn't our prettiest at times, but I thought it was a good battle and a good 90-minute performance. I think this goes down as more of a team performance than anything."
Philadelphia shutout Montreal 2-0 at Saputo Stadium with both teams seeing red cards. Cory Burke put Philadelphia up in the 43rd, seeing red in the 58th for a serious foul. Daniel Lovitz followed for Montreal with a 67th minute red card for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity. Haris Medunjanin scored for the Union in the 88th. Andre Blake made four saves to keep the clean sheet.
FC Dallas beat the Galaxy 3-2 at home.Maxi Urruti scored for Dallas in the 28th and Roland Lamah doubled the lead in the 44th with Mauro Diaz assisting on both goals. Ola KAmara pulled a goal back for LA in the 47th with Lamah scoring again from a Diaz assist in the 52nd. Dallas's Reto Ziegler saw a second yellow for unsporting behavior in the 73rd minute. Emmanuel Boateng scored for LA in the 83rd.
"We are building," Dallas coach Oscar Pareja said. "We are grinding and trying to put things together. At this point in the season when you are trying to get to the top of the table, this result is very positive. LA is a very good side with the stars that they have and the pedigree of their players but our team found a way to manage the game. It became very difficult for us when we went a man down."
Columbus shutout Chicago 3-0 at home. Federico Higuain converted a 28th minute penalty with Gyasi Zardes scoring in the 50th and 70th minutes. Zach Steffen made four saves for the clean sheet.
The Red Bulls beat Colorado 2-1 on the road. Daniel Royer put New York up in the 5th minute with Derrick Etienne scoring in the 76th. Jack McBean pulled a goal back for Colorado in the 85th.
“I think our confidence is really high right now," Etienne said. "We understand how we’ve grown as a team. In years past we might have crumbled in this game, but we showed our resilience to come in and solidify and close out the game. I think the confidence is very high and it’s something that we want to keep going.”
Real Salt Lake beat DC United 3-2 at home in goalkeeper Nick Rimando's 200th MLS win. A comeback was necessary for RSL with DC's Paul Arriola scoring in the 9th minute. DC's Joseph Mora saw red on review in the 22nd after Corey Baird equalized for Salt Lake. Albert Rusnak scored in the 26th with Jefferson Savarino making it 3-1 RSL in the 56th. Steve Birnbaum pulled a goal back for DC in the 83rd minute.
“It’s special for sure," Rimando said. "I’ve got to give not just myself credit, but all my teammates that I’ve played with credit. I don’t win games by myself that’s clear for sure and those guys out there today fought hard for me and I share it with them, but also a lot of teammates in the past. The longevity of my play, the consistency of my play, the trust that I get from my teammates and the coaches I take a lot of pride in that. To play this many years and to get to 200 is special."
On Sunday, Atlanta beat Orlando 2-1 on the road. Josef Martinez converted a penalty for Atlanta in the 10th minute with Ezequiel Barco doubling the lead in the 31st. Justin Meram scored for Orlando in the 57th minute.
Week 11 concluded in Los Angeles with LAFC and NYCFC drawing 2-2. NYCFC went up from a David Villa goal in the 13th minute. LAFC equalized from an own-goal in the 23rd minute, taking the lead when Carlos Vela scored in the 66th. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi equalized in the 75th.
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