Here is our second edition of the weekly one liners, in which I write scathing comments about other MLS teams based solely on highlights in order to make myself feel better about how poor my team is.
Real Salt Lake 1 - Houston Dynamo 2
RSL looked good enough to win for 50 minutes, that is until they started to olave away penalty kick goals to the Dynamo. Each PK call looked totally fair to me. Both teams may be legitimate contenders in the Western Conference, despite Houston now having lost all but one of their quality starters.
And so the "Edson Buddle for the USMNT" talk begins from all those who aren't very familiar with Edson Buddle. In the mean time, Maicon Santos has been taking lessons from professors Chad Barrett and Damarcus Beasley in how to shoot the ball over the crossbar while standing on the six yard line with a wide open goal.
Chicago Fire 2 - Colorado Rapids 2
Colorado joins Dallas in the exclusive club of having beautiful stadiums that they can't fill. I'm sure they'll be pleased to welcome KC to their club soon too! By the scoreline you might guess that this was the game of the week, but it saw a PK goal for each team as the result of players stupidly nudging attackers from behind while running inside the box. On the bright side for the Rapids, Omar Cummings may be a sleeper MVP candidate this season.
New England Revolution 2 - DC United 0
See my match review here.
New York Red Bulls 1 - Seattle Sounders 0
The battle between the teams with annoying fans who think their teams are good every year was a close one, with Seattle challenging to respond to NY's early strike for much of the match. Mac Kandji's goal was nice, but the assist from Sounder Leonardo Gonzalez was even better! The Red Bulls may have done enough to knock Seattle out of the top tier in our MLS power rankings for this week. Also a final question: When did Bouna Coundoul decide that he is actually a good goalkeeper?