There were just five matches in Major League Soccer this weekend, but no shortage of excitement among them, including some big performances from goalkeepers – just not in the way you might think. Read on to catch up on all the weekend’s action:
Portland Timbers 2-0 Los Angeles FC
The hosts struck in either half with goals from defenders Larrys Mabiala and Claudio Bravo as the visitors struggled to offer much in attack with key players away on international duty. LAFC have now lost three in a row, while Portland won their third in four matches at home to move within a point of the playoff positions.
Minnesota United FC 1-1 New England Revolution
The short-handed Revs were pegged back in Minnesota with goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair getting an improbable assist in stoppage time. The Canadian international set up Franco Frangapane in the second minute of added time, allowing the Loons to snatch a point against the visitors, who remain in second place in the Eastern Conference.
D.C. United 0-0 San Jose Earthquakes
Daniel made an impressive eight saves for the visitors, allowing them to earn a point against a home side who had more than twice as many efforts on target. Both teams remain in position for a play-in place with just six matches to play.
Inter Miami CF 3-2 Sporting Kansas City
Leonardo Campana scored twice, once from open play and once from the penalty spot, as the hosts got their first win without Lionel Messi since the Argentine’s arrival. Tata Martino’s side still have work to do to reach the playoffs, but remain undefeated since the end of Leagues Cup.
LA Galaxy 2-2 St. Louis CITY SC
Riqui Puig kept up his strong form with a goal, but the Galaxy couldn’t find a winner after coming back from two goals down against the Western Conference leaders, who finished the match with ten men.