The soccer news starts with the midweek MLS games. Atlanta shutout Minnesota 3-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Franco Escobar opened the scoring in the 23rd. Josef Martinez scored in the first and fourth minutes of stoppage time. Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan made three saves to keep the clean sheet.
"This is what we want to see, this is what our fans want to see," Atlanta coach Frank de Boer said. "Like Brad blocking those shots with passion, everybody was there. You had a feeling that tonight’s there wasn’t going to be a goal going in. Everybody was working for each other. At the last minute, Eric Remedi made a sprint and Josef Martinez took over his position. That’s what you want to see from the team."
Montreal beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Stade Saputo. Omar Browne scored for the Impact in first-half stoppage time with Saphir Taider doubling the lead from the penalty spot in the 68th minute. Sam Johnson scored for RSL in the 84th.
DC United and Chicago drew 3-3 at Audi Field. CJ Sapong put Chicago up on the road in the 12th minute with Djordje Mihailovic making it 2-0 in the 14th. DC's Ulises Segura scored in the 43rd and equalized in the 61st. Luciano Acosta put United up in the 81st with Francisco Calvo equalizing two minutes into stoppage time.
"We dominated the game the first 40 minutes and deserved to be up 2-0," Chicago forward Fabian Herbers said. "But then we just have close it out. We almost had chances to score 10 goals. We have to make it 3, 4-0. Shortly before halftime, it gets to 2-1 and then you bring D.C. back into the game with the crowd here. Of course, their crowd was pushing them in the second half. They get the second goal and the third goal and we can almost be happy that we come back with one point at the end."
Philadelphia and Colorado drew 1-1 at Talen Energy Stadium. Sergio Santos scored for the Union in the 26th with Jonathan Lewis equalizing in the 72nd minute.
"We just keep rolling," Colorado interim coach Conor Casey said. "We left some players back so they are fresh for the weekend, some players who had some really big performances. It’s good we have competition on the team, it’s great for everyone."
The LA Galaxy shutout Sporting KC 2-0 on the road. Zlatan Ibrahimovic assisted on Favio Alverez's goal in the 55th and scored in the 86th. LA goalkeeper David Bingham made five saves to keep the clean sheet.
"You get criticized as a team, especially with the four losses in a row," LA midfielder Sebastian Lletget said. "A club of this stature is obviously not used to that and the fans are not used to that. It's something that I think we managed well. We got together. We didn't crumble. More than anything, we should be proud of ourselves from that standpoint. We move on now and I think we've turned the table."
MSG Networks' Kristian Dyer looks at the Red Bulls turnaround. ESPN's Jeff Carlisle with the situation in New England where Bruce Arena ran practice for the first time. FC Cincinnati announced the hiring of former PEC Zwolle technical director Gerard Nijkamp as their general manager.
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