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MLS Monday: Everything you need to know about Matchweek 13

Philly win in Portland, Tommy Mac scores 89’ game-winner, Seattle drop to 12th place, Red Bulls lose on the road for the first time this year

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Inter Miami CF
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It was a topsy-turvy weekend in MLS with a handful of upsets and a few strong away performances. The tops of the two tabes are starting to shake out: Philadelphia Union and New York City FC are pulling ahead in the East, while LAFC and Austin FC are up in the West. But don’t count your chickens yet — it’s still early in the season.

Top Games

Inter Miami 2 - 0 New Jersey Red Bulls
Forgive the crocodile tears, but Red Bulls lost to Inter Miami in Florida. Miami goalkeeper Drake Callender and the defense were up to the task of shutting out the Red Bulls. Ariel Lassiter got the first goal for Miami: He cut back towards the center, then snuck one in under goalkeeper Ryan Meara (regular keeper Carlos Coronel was out with a kidney stone). The second goal was by Robert Taylor, who came on in the 60th minute. The Red Bulls unbeaten streak on the road is over.

Portland Timbers 0 - 2 Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia outplayed the Timbers in Portland for what is likely their toughest road match of the year. Union’s Dániel Gazdig scored first, then a header from Sérgio Santos froze Portland goalie Aljaž Ivačič. Timber’s Sebastián Blanco looked like he scored to start a comeback, but the goal was called off upon further review for offsides.

Cincinnati 2 - 3 New England Revolution
Cincinnati’s pretty good start to the season was derailed by a vintage New England performance. Sebastian Leggett scored a half-bicycle kick that went in horizontally to the ground, then Adam Buksa finished a beautiful interplay in front of the goal. Tommy McNamara scored the game-winning goal with a classic wonder strike in the 89th minute.

Colorado 1 - 0 Seattle Sounders
Should Colorado’s goal have been allowed to stand? In the 50th minute, NYCFC alum Jonathan Lewis finished off a play that might have started with a foul and maybe was offside, but the ref and VAR waved all that away. Seattle slipped behind San Jose to 12th place in the West with two games in hand.

Goal of the Week

A classic Tommy Mac wonder strike from the top of the box brings won the game for New England, and brings back memories of all those bangers he scored for NYCFC:


Saturday, May 21

DC United 2 - 2 Toronto FC

Columbus Crew 0 - LAFC 2

Cincinnati 2 - 3 New England Revolution

Nashville SC 2 - 2 Atlanta United

Sunday, May 22

CF Montréal 1 - 2 Real Salt Lake

Charlotte FC 1 - 0 Vancouver Whitecaps

NYCFC 1 - 0 Chicago Fire

Inter Miami 2 - 0 New Jersey Red Bulls

FC Dallas 1 - 2 Minnesota United

San Jose Earthquakes 1 - 1 Sporting Kansas City

La Galaxy 0 - 3 Houston Dynamo

Austin FC 2 - 2 Orlando City SC

Colorado 1 - 0 Seattle Sounders

Portland Timbers 0 - 2 Philadelphia Union