MLS Mid May Round-up

The Major League Soccer fans saw some excellent action throughout the country this weekend. With three draws, and three other games that were decided by one goal, the action saw plenty of tight moments. Here is a look at some of this past weekend’s action:

San Jose extended New England’s winless streak to six with a 0-0 draw at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution had the best chance to score, as Joseph Niouky drove a shot just past the goalpost. San Jose out shot New England 13-10 in the game, while they got 6 shots on goal.

Colorado was one of the 1-0 winners on Saturday, shutting down D.C. United. The win was the first for the Rapids in the nation’s capital since 1999. Mehdi Ballouchy scored the lone goal in the 67th minute, which snapped a scoreless streak of 263 minutes. 13,570 people saw this game.

Seattle shut-out the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday as well. Fredy Montero scored his third goal of the season, to give New York their first home loss of the season. Seattle out shot the Red Bulls 15-8, with New York getting just one shot on goal. A crowd of nearly 18,000 saw the Red Bulls lose for the second straight week; after getting blanked last week 4-0.

The third 1-0 shut-out came in the Columbus Crew/Chivas USA match. Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute to keep Columbus unbeaten. Chivas was hoping for a better result, after their 2-0 loss to Houston last week, making a change in mid-fielders, placing Michael Lahoud in for Gerson Mayen.

Kansas City and Chicago, two Midwestern teams, played to a 2-2 draw on Saturday. Kansas City got both of their goals from Kei Kamara, his fourth and fifth of the season. The Fire got an early goal from Julio Martinez, and then another from Brian McBride. The Fire moved to 2-3-3, while Kansas City is now 2-3-2.

Another scoreless affair on Saturday was between the Toronto FC and Los Angeles Galaxy. The match was the last game for Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle for the Galaxy, as both will embark on a six week journey with the United States national team. 20,000 fans showed up to see this defensive battle.

Upcoming games in the MLS include: two Thursday match-ups with the Columbus Crew playing at the New York Red Bulls and the Los Angeles Galaxy invading FC Dallas. Saturday will feature four games, while Sunday will see another. Saturday games include: New England at Toronto, San Jose at Seattle, D.C. United at Houston and Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA. Sunday’s game is the Columbus Crew at the Kansas City Wizards.