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MLS Monday: Everything you need to know about Matchweek Four

Charlotte FC win a game, Brooks Lennon saves Atlanta United at the death, Jesus Ferreira hat trick for FC Dallas could earn him USMNT start

MLS: New England Revolution at Charlotte FC
Is this what it feels like to win?
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Welcome to the first edition of MLS Monday, a new regular feature at Hudson River Blue in which we tell you everything you need to know about what happened in one of North America’s two best leagues.

Top games from Matchweek Four

New Jersey Red Bulls 1 - 1 Columbus Crew

In a game with much late drama, the Crew managed to salvage a draw against New Jersey. It was level at zero goals apiece until the 84th minute when Crew’s Eloy Room own-goal gave Red Bulls the lead. Now comes the excitement: In the 95th minute, Darlington Nagbe scored to even it 1-1. The draw keeps Columbus unbeaten this season.

Houston Dynamo 1 - 1 Colorado Rapids

Another game with late drama, another 1-1 draw. Colorado’s Mark-Anthony Kaye scored in the 42nd minute, but Dynamo substitute Tyler Pasher scored in the 90th minute for Houston to even it up.

Atlanta United 3 : 3 CF Montréal

Now for a few golazos: Josef Martinez pulled scored an early goal to put Atlanta up 1-0, but Dorde Mihailovic scored in the 28th minute to even things up. Then Montréal went on a run and scored two goals before the end of the half. Things looked hopeless for United when Atlanta’s Dom Dwyer received a red card, but a Thiago Almada wonder goal in the 85th minute (see below), and a stoppage-time goal from Brooks Lennon scored to tie it up. Why not say it again: Another game with late drama.

Charlotte FC 3 - 1 New England Revolution

Who thought Charlotte FC’s first win would come against New England? Not only did the expansion team beat the winner of the 2021 Supporters’ Shield, they did it in style with a 3-1 scoreline behind two goals from Karol Swiderski and a Ben Bender strike.

NYCFC 0 - 2 Philadelphia Union

The Union jumped on defensive lapses to lash in two goals, and the NYCFC attack had no response. It was the first Union win ever at Yankee Stadium, and now Philadelphia sit at the top of the Eastern Conference table.

Goal of the week

You’ll want to watch the Thiago Almado’s wonder goal he scored for Atlanta United in the 85th minute:

MLS scoreboard for Matchweek Four

Saturday, March 19

New York City FC 0 - 2 Philadelphia Union

FC Cincinnati 3 - 1 Inter Miami

Toronto FC 2 - 1 DC United

LA Galaxy 0 - 1 Orlando City

Atlanta United 3 - 3 CF Montréal

Chicago Fire 3 - 1 Sporting Kansas City

Charlotte FC 3 - 1 New England Revolution

Minnesota United 1 - 0 San Jose Earthquakes

FC Dallas 4 - 1 Portland Timbers

Houston Dynamo 1 - 1 Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake 2 - 1 Nashville FC

Sunday, March 20

New Jersey Red Bulls 1 - 1 Columbus Crew

Austin FC 1 - 1 Seattle Sounders

LAFC 3 - 1 Vancouver Whitecaps