Five things we learned from MLS Round 6

Five things we learned from MLS Round 6


Week six of the MLS saw the return of horrendous conditions, while the LA Galaxy gathered momentum. 

Blizzard upstages Real Salt Lake’s first win of the season

It was cold, real cold. Wintery conditions once again arrived in the United States during Real Salt Lake’s clash with Vancouver Whitecaps. In a bizarre turn of weather conditions, snow arrived in the 44th minute of action despite no signs of the conditions as the game kicked-off.

Conditions only became worst after the break, as the pitch became a winter wonderland come to the end of the match. However, the home side was not affected as they claimed their first win of the season.

New look LA Galaxy bounce back

After not so impressive performances in recent weeks pressure was beginning to mount on the LA Galaxy. Having lost four games in succession, Galaxy fans were desperate for a return to form before their season would slip away before their eyes. The Galaxy players would respond from their fans calls with a 2-0 victory over Montreal Impact at home.

Goals to Romain Alessandrini and Jermaine Jones would hand the Galaxy the victory over an Impact side who finished with 10-men on the pitch, following the dismissal of Marco Donadel. The result sees the California-based outfit move to sixth place on the Western Conference table.

New England look the goods against Houston

The New England and Houston clash looked set to be a blockbuster as both sides entered the clash on good form respectively. New England had picked up four points from their last two matches meanwhile the Dynamo had won their past two matches. The Revolution looked rejuvenated playing with high energy and high tempo right throughout the clash.

It would be the home side who came out on top as goals to Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo handed them a 2-0 victory. There was plenty to like about the Revolution performance as they put the opposition right onto opposition defender. Whereas the Dynamo were often caught out of position and failed to show their ability going forward.

Late drama at Avaya Stadium

San Jose Earthquakes hosted the Seattle Sounders and it soon became a blockbuster in its own right, as fans were made to wait until the dying stages for the action to kick in.

The wait proved to be worth it as Nicolas Lodeiro stunned the home fans with a sublime volley to put Seattle ahead in the 84th minute. San Jose captain Chris Wondolowski sent the crowd into raptures when he levelled the match in the 90th minute, before Marcos Urena missed a big chance to steal all three points for the home side. The Earthquakes are sure to be disappointed with the result as they controlled the game throughout.

Toronto and Atlanta play at a frantic pace

If there was one word to describe this match it would be frantic. It was played at such a high pace that at some stages it was hard to keep track of what was happening. It would not take for both sides to get on the scoresheet as Hector Villalba opened the scoring for the visitors before Sebastian Giovinco responded for Toronto just five minutes later.

Goals either side of half-time from Justin Morrow and Villalba capped off the scoring for the day. Although, the action was far from completed. A silly challenge from Yamil Asad saw him given his marching orders for an elbow to the head of Eriq Zavaleta, seeing the visitors finish with 10 men.

Atlanta now sits third in the Eastern Conference table, while Toronto is down in eighth place.