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MLS Week 3 one-liners

Another reason why I like Will Johnson
Another reason why I like Will Johnson

New York Red Bulls 0, Chivas USA 2

The 2-0 Bulls against the 0-2 Goats went exactly as the home team would have hoped.  The two best offensive players for Chivas in this match were Jonathan Bornstein and Bouna Coundoul.

DC United 2, Philadelphia Union 3

Read my full match report here.

Toronto FC 1, New England Revolution 4

Take a look at Toronto's starting lineup and tell me how many names you recognize.  3?  Maybe 4?  Yeah, you're not alone there.  I get the feeling that the Revolution are going to be counting themselves lucky to have faced TFC and DCU so early in the season while both have been struggling defensively.  Both teams are likely to figure things out soon enough.  Is Zach Schilawski the real deal?  Well he had really good service from Dube, and finished cleanly.  But that won't be so easy against tougher defensive opponents.

Colorado Rapids 0, Kansas City Wizards 1

The Wizards continue their "home diamond advantage", and remain one of only two teams in the league with no goals allowed.  We'll see how they do next week in the less friendly confines of Qwest Field.  Other than that though, this was probably the most boring game of the week.

LA Galaxy 2, Houston Dynamo 0

Absolute perfect finishing from Edson Buddle on both goals.  Are there any other strikers in MLS right now who have the skill, quickness, and power to finish both of those very different goals?  Dude is on an incredible run, and the Galaxy are fun to watch right now.  On the other hand, Houston's top striker Gordo Landin may have a future in MMA after that exquisite leg sweep on Omar Gonzalez.

Columbus Crew 2, FC Dallas 2

Steven Lenhart had a great assist in this match, and Schelotto scored on a header.  So wait, does that mean Lenhart is the new GBS and GBS is the new Lenhart?  The highlights are worth watching just for the announcer's call on Eric Avila's tying goal at 4:55 in the clip.

San Jose Earthquakes 2, Chicago Fire 1

Great game with many good chances for both teams, but the Quakes really did deserve the win.  They finished their chances, while Chicago was the clear leader in near misses.  I only wish that DC was able to choose to play the Fire in Chicago this weekend instead of RFK.

Seattle Sounders 2, Real Salt Lake 2

This looked likely to be the game of the week going in, and it didn't disappoint.  I'm becoming a fan of Will Johnson.  He scores a diving header goal and immediately runs to the stands to celebrate with the crowd.  Interestesting to see two matches in the same week ending 2-2 after tying goals by the home side deep into stoppage time.