MLS Week 27 resumed in Seattle with the Sounders coming back to beat Sporting KC 3-1. Diego Rubio put Sporting up in the 2nd minute with Raul Ruidaz equalizing in the 12th. An own-goal put Seattle up for good in the 52nd with Nicolas Lodeiro converting a penalty four minutes later. Seattle finished a man down with a red card to Chad Marshall in the 81st minute for a serious foul.
“If there was a clear-cut answer, we would have addressed it and be on our way, but it’s not that simple," Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei said about the Sounders' winning streak. "The answer lies during the work we put in when things weren’t going our way. Putting the hard, hard work in on the training ground and knowing that when we do get a couple of results a little bit of confidence will come our way.”
Montreal shutout the Red Bulls 3-0 at home. Rod Fanni started the scoring in the 30th minute with Bacary Sagna doubling the lead in the 38th. Ignacio Piatti finished off the Impact goals three minutes into stoppage time. Evan Bush made two saves to keep the clean sheet.
New England drew 1-1 with Portland at Gillette Stadium. Scott Caldwell put the Revs up in the 58th with Lawrence Olum equalizing in the 70th.
“Befuddled? Yeah. Disappointed? Yeah. But we’re also learning," New England coach Brad Friedel said. "Learning a lot about the players, learning a lot about what’s happened here the last few years, learning the mentality of a lot of the players. We want winners. Actually, I’ve said it many times. We’ll have winners here. And that’s how it’s going to be. The staff and myself won’t accept things of this nature for long. Once you have your squad together, you persevere through the season and then, ultimately, you’ll change personnel come the next season and we’ll aim to be better.”
Orlando drew 2-2 at home with the Philadelphia Union. Dom Dwyer scored for Orlando in the 9th minute. Philadelphia's Cory Burke equalized in the 32nd with Fabrice-Jean Picault scoring in the 88th. Scott Sutter equalized for Orlando a minute into stoppage time.
Columbus came back to beat NYCFC 2-1 at home. Ismael Tajouri-Shardi put NYCFC up in the 53rd. HArrison Afful equalized for the Crew in the 61st and Justin Meram scored two minutes later.
FC Dallas beat Houston 4-2 at Toyota Stadium. Michael Barrios started the Dallas scoring in the 10th minute with Santiago Mosquera adding goals in the 48th and 51st. Mauro Manotas pulled a goal back in the 53rd. Dallas's Reto Ziegler converted a penalty in the 58th with Alberth Elis converting a Houston penalty in the 72nd.
"It went all wrong the 9th minute where we got scored on," Houston coach Wilmer Cabrera said. "We were down 1-0, we prepared, we knew of their tendencies of attacking trough the right side, yet they scored trough that side."
LAFC beat Toronto 4-2 at BMO Field. Calros Vela scored for LAFC in the 23rd with Deigo Rossi assisting. Rossi scored in the 47th. Vela assisted on Lee Nguyen's goal in the 49th. Jozy Altidore started a late Toronto comeback with goals in the 74th and three minutes into stoppage time. Vela scored LAFC's fourth goal a minute later.
Real Salt Lake came back to beat the LA Galaxy 6-2 at home in a game that experienced a slight delay to escort a duck off the field. Jonathan Dos Santos put LA up in the opening minute with Albert Rusnak equalizing in the 14th. Damir Kreilach made it 2-0 LA three minutes into first-half stoppage time. Jefferson Savarino (48th) and Damir Kreilack (61st) scored for RSL with Romain Alessandrini pulling a goal back for LA in the 63rd. It was Rusnak and Kreilach again for Salt Lake, scoring in the 68th and 71st minutes.
Vancouver beat San Jose 2-1 at BC Place. Alphonso Davies put the Whitecaps up in the 22nd minute with Nicolas Mesquida doubling the lead in the 78th. Yordy Reyna assisted on both goals. Valeri Qazaishvili scored for San Jose a minute into stoppage time.
"I am really disappointed with the result," San Jose coach Mikael Stahre said. "I think we played until the last minute and really tried to score in the dying seconds. I can't say that I am super disappointed with the performance, but we are not sharp enough."
DC United beat Atlanta United 3-1 at Audi Field to finish out Week 27. Luciano Acosta put DC up in the 29th minute with Jeff Lawrentowicz equalizing in the 39th. Wayne Rooney coverted a 52nd minut epenalty and Acosta scored again in the 77th minute.
"Obviously, it is a big difference from the game on Wednesday," Rooney said. "You could see we were all disappointed after last game. We changed a few things today tactically and it has worked perfectly for us. We allowed Atlanta to have a lot more of the ball but we were solid and we had to be. We knew we would get chances on the break and we punished them with the chances that we had."
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