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MLS Monday: Everything you need to know about the weekend’s games

Two stoppage time goals give Charlotte hope with their new manager as they shut out New Jersey

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Charlotte FC
Don’t feel bad, Red Bulls. There’s always next week.
Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

While the world is taking an international break and European leagues are making big-ticket trades, the MLS scheduling committee decided to put three games on the books this weekend to make up for rescheduled matches — and to mess with your head.

Top Games

Charlotte FC 2 - 0 New Jersey Red Bulls
Charlotte FC fully controlled the game against New Jersey from beginning to end. Few chances came in the first half, until a deflected shot went in for Charlotte in the first-half stoppage-time. The second half went on with the Red Bulls creating very little, and Charlotte controlling possession. A great save by Red Bulls goalkeeper Carlos Coronel kept the game at 1-0, but in the 91st minute Charlotte capitalized through Derrick Jones. Charlotte finished out the game and defeated New Jersey 2-0.

Nashville SC 0 - 0 San Jose Earthquakes
Nashville controlled the first half of this game, creating a majority of the chance. The first chance came in the ninth minute, when Nashville’s Luke Haakenson got in behind and dribbled around the San Jose goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski. But Marcinkowski got back into position, and slid right in front of the goal for the save. A Nashville goal was called back in the 28th minute. The first half ended 0-0. The second half was boring, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Sporting Kansas City 1 - 2 New England Revolution
New England controlled this game from the start. In the 30th minute, a ball over the top found New England striker Gustavo Bou, who slotted it home. After Oriol Rossel of Kansas City was shown a red card in the 48th minute it looked like it was going to all New England, but Sporting earned an unlikely equalizer from an amazing free-kick by Johnny Russel in the 52nd minute. Still, New England continued to control the game, and in the 87th minute Emmanuel Boateng scored the winning goal for New England.

Goal of the Week

It’s no contest: Sporting Kansas City’s Johnny Russel scored a golazo of a free-kick.


Saturday, June 11

Nashville SC 0 - 0 San Jose Earthquakes

Charlotte FC 2 - 0 New Jersey Red Bulls

Sunday, June 12

Sporting Kansas City 1 - 2 New England Revolution