Week 9 of the 2019 MLS season picked up on Saturday with plenty of goals at Children’s Mercy Park. Juan Caicedo put the Revs up on the road in the 18th with Krisztian Nemeth equalizing in the 33rd. New England was back up two minutes later through Caicedo and Juan Agudelo made it 3-1 in the 42nd.
The Revs went down a man in the 55th with a red card to Brandon bye for unsporting behavior. Felipe Gutierrez converted a Sporting penalty in the 60th. De Juan Jones made it 4-2 New England in the 66th. Gutierrez scored his second goal of the game in the 70th with Nemeth also making it two goals in the 83rd. New England finished with nine men on the field after another in the 89th with Jalil Anibaba exiting for unsporting behavior.
“If it was anything, it was an entertaining game for people who were watching it and in the stadium,” Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes said. “Giving up that many goals was not a good thing for us. I’m proud of the fact that we found a way to get back into it. We were close there at the end, we almost stole it. It was a crazy game.”
NYCFC and Orlando City drew 1-1 at Yankee Stadium. Nani scored for Orlando in the 18th minute with Heber equalizing in the 51st.
Portland came back to beat Toronto 2-1 at BMO Field. Jonathan Osorio scored for Toronto in the 20th minute with Bill Tuiloma equalizing for the Timbers two minutes later. Jeremy Ebobisse scored Portland’s winner in the 70th minute.
“It feels good for sure especially because this is our team,” Timbers coahc Giovanni Savarese said. “This is the Portland Timbers that we know. With the spirit, with the mentality, with the heart, with the sacrifice within the field. The first half, it was very good because we kept the ball, we created chances. In the second half towards the end it was about sacrifice and making sure we didn’t concede anything, and the guys did a very good job today.”
FC Dallas and San Jose finished 0-0 at Toyota Stadium. Dallas finished with 2 shots on goal to San Jose’s 4.
“I think we had an excellent game against a great opponent,” San Jose coach Matias Almeyda said. “The players did well to understand what we were looking for. It’s an important point for us heading back home.”
Vancouver and Philadelphia drew 1-1 at BC Place. Doneil Henry put Vancouver up in the 41st with Kacper Przybylko equalizing in the 66th.
Atlanta shutout Colorado 1-0 at home. Julian Gressel scored the game’s only goal in the 74th minute. Brad Guzan made three saves to keep the clean sheet.
“You always need two teams to try and play football,” Atlanta coach Frank de Boer said. “But tonight there was only one. We tried to win the game. It’s hard in international football and here when team’s play like this. You have to have a fantastic day, even the bigger teams in Europe have problems against teams that play this kind of system. They park two busses in front of their own goal.”
The Red Bulls shutout FC Cincinnati 1-0 at home. Connor Lade scored in the 38th with Luis Robles making one save.
Houston beat Columbus 2-0 at home. Mauro Manotas scored in the 3rd with Tomas Martinez doubling the lead in the 55th. Joe Willis kept the clean sheet with four saves.
“I thought it was important for us to rebound,” Dynamo defender AJ DeLaGarza said. “We are playing a team that was a little bit beaten with three games in a week and then traveling here. We needed to jump on them early and we did that. I think we kind of let off a little bit and they got comfortable. They are a good team. They can play. They know how to play under pressure. No matter what, they do it every single game. I thought we did well to rebound and obviously to get our first shutout of the year.”
Montreal shutout Chicago 1-0 at Saputo Stadium. Omar Browne scored the game’s only goal in the 83rd. Evan Bush made two saves for the Impact.
Minnesota shutout DC United 1-0 at Audi Field. Angelo Rodriguez scored in the 82nd with Vito Mannone making one save for the clean sheet.
Seattle and LAFC drew 1-1 at CenturyLink Field. Jordan Morris scored for Seattle in the 1st minute with Carlos Vela equalizing in the 4th. Cristian Roldan saw red in the 18th minute for violent conduct. Seattle’s Kelvin Leerdam picked up a red card five minutes into stoppage time for denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity.
Week 9 finished in Carson with the LA Galaxy beating Real Salt Lake 2-1. Uriel Antuna scored for the Galaxy in the 16th minute. Donny Toia equalized in the 64th. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the Galaxy’s winner in the 78th minute.
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