MLS Roundup: Atlanta earn yet another home win, while the Galaxy miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

MLS Roundup

With yet another home win on the books, Atlanta are flying high with only four games left to go and are ready to seize upon any mistake made by Toronto to win the Supporters’ Shield. The Galaxy blew a 3-1 lead in the closing stages of their 3-3 draw against the Dynamo to miss out on the MLS playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season. New York City earned an important win in their chase for the Shield, and Dallas earned their first win since mid-July to step back into the playoff spots.

Atlanta United FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union
Atlanta dominate the Union to bring their record in their new stadium to 5-1-0.

Jacob Peterson netted Atlanta’s third after beating the keeper and slotting the ball into an empty net in the 88th minute, assisted by an excellent pass from Hector Villalba.

Jacob Peterson netted Atlanta’s third after beating the keeper and slotting the ball into an empty net in the 88th minute, assisted by an excellent pass from Hector Villalba.

Montreal Impact 0-1 New York City FC
NYCFC earn convincing win against the impact in their hunt for the Supporters’ Shield.

Jack Harrison scored an exciting goal from a tight angle into the opposite corner of the net in the 29th minute after a terrible tackle just outside the box set the ball up for Harrison to score.

New York Red Bulls 3-3 DC United
DC United saved a point thanks to catastrophic own-goal by NYCFC.

Tyler Adams put the Red Bulls ahead in the 19th minute with a fantastic strike after trapping Connor Lade’s cross. Zoltan Stieber netted the equalizer for DC in the first minute of extra time after his freekick took a deflection off the wall.

Patrick Mullins put DC ahead in the 70th minute with a quick finish of Russell Canouse’s through-pass. Tyler Adams took a strike from just inside the box to bring the Red Bulls back level in the 74th minute following a scramble for the ball in the box. Gonzalo Veron took and netted a penalty in the 78th minute after a Daniel Royer was brought down in the box following a good run. Fidel Escobar suffered the ignominy of netting an own-goal in the first minute of added time to bring DC back level and end the scoring.

Orlando City SC 6-1 New England Revolution
Orlando rock six past ten-man Revolution.

The Revolutions were given a glimpse of how the night would turn out for them when Xavier Kouassi was shown a controversial red card in the eleventh minute following a video review. Antonio Nocerino opened up scoring for Orlando in the 22nd minute with a deft flick in of Yoshimar Yotun’s freekick. Seb Hines made it two for Atlanta in the 32nd with superb header of Yotun’s corner kick. Kaka sored another for Atlanta with a fantastic bended shot from just outside the box in the 43rd minute. Lee Nguyen netted a superb freekick in the first minute of added time to put the Revolution on the board.

Kaka made it four for Orlando in the 77th minute with a quick finish of the loose ball following Dom Dwyer’s failure to find the net. Dwyer finally found the net with a powerful finish in the 84th minute. Yoshimar Yotun score the sixth and final goal for Atlanta in the 90th minute with a deft shot from just outside the box.

FC Dallas 2-0 Colorado Rapids
Dallas beat the Rapids to earn first win in ten games.

Maynor Figueroa got on the end of Hernan Grana’s pass across the goal mouth to find the net in the sixth minute to put Dallas in the lead. Roland Lamah made it two for Dallas with a quick finish of Grana’s pass right in front of goal in the ninth minute.

Houston Dynamo 3-3 LA Galaxy
The Galaxy concede two late goals to draw with the Dynamo and lose out on the playoffs.

A disastrous own-goal from DaMarcus Beasley in the 3rd minute put the Galaxy ahead early. Romain Alessandrini made it two for the Galaxy in the twelfth minute with a bent shot around Dynamo keeper Tyler Deric. Tomas Martinez put the Dynamo on the board in the 26th minute with a strong play to put the ball into the net.

Bradford Jamieson netted for the Galaxy in the 47th minute with a great finish of Giovani Dos Santos’ pass. Alberth Elis earned a penalty and tucked it in in the 84th minute to give the Dynamo hope. Elis netted a powerful header in the 88th minute to earn the draw for the Dynamo.

San Jose Earthquakes 1-4 Chicago Fire
The Fire clinch a playoff berth with a convincing win over the Earthquakes.

Djordje Milailovic opened the scoring for the Fire in the 14th minute with a strong finish of Matt Polster’s through pass. Luis Solignac doubled the Fire’s lead in the 40th minute with a diving header of Michael de Leeuw’s cross.

Nemanja Nikolic made it three for the Fire in the 48th minute with a good finish assisted by a great pass from Solignac. Nikolic scored his 20th goal of the season with a close header to beat Earthquakes keeper Andrew Tarbell to the net in the 65th minute. Chris Wondolowski netted a consolation goal for the Earthquakes in the 87th minute with a glancing header of Valeri Qazaishvili’s cross.

Seattle Sounders FC 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps
The Sounders earned a convincing win over a lack-lustre Whitecaps team.

Victor Rodriguez netted the first of the game for the Sounders in the 17th minute with a powerful shot from just outside the box.
Nicolas Lodeiro netted the Sounders second in the 62nd minute with a cool finish of Joevin Jone’s pass. Clint Dempsey made it three for the Sounders in the 69th minute with a powerful first-touch finish of Nicolas Lodeiro’s pass. In the second minute of added time, the Whitecaps’ night was made worse when Tony Tchani was shown a red card following a video review after being initially shown a yellow for a studs-up challenge on Sounders player Cristian Roldan.

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