Welcome to Zlatan
This past Friday, LA Galaxy made big news around the soccer world as they announced the signing of new Designated Player Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish forward is known as a world class striker who has played for clubs such as FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester United. The charismatic striker will soon take the pitch for LA, and is ready to captivate the MLS world.
Red Bulls stay Red Hot
This past Saturday, New York Red Bulls hosted a streaking Minnesota United squad at Red Bull Arena. Red Bulls midfielder Alex Muyl kicked off the scoring, as Muyl put one into the back of the net in the 15th minute. Bradley Wright-Phillips found the back of net twice in the match. First in the 42nd minute, and then in the 78th minute sealing the deal for New York as they picked up a big 3-0 home win.
Crew Remain Undefeated
Another dominant win took place this Saturday in Columbus, as the Crew defeated D.C. United 3-1. Defender Milton Valenzuela opened the scoring for the Crew, as he slotted one into the back of the net in just the 20th minute. DCU ended up tying the game ten minutes later as Yamil Asad found the back of the net in the 30th minute. Crew midfielder Ricardo Clark took the lead back in the 40th minute, as he headed in a corner kick to give the home team their second lead of the day. Two minutes later, a Pedro Santos goal ended up being the final goal as the Crew pick up another three points.
Stoppage Time Equalizer for SKC
Sporting Kansas City found themselves in another close game this weekend, when they took on Colorado Rapids. Colorado got themselves off to a hot start with goals coming from Dom Badji and Joe Mason in the fifth and eighth minutes of the contest. A 57th minute goal by SKC’s Felipe Gutierrez cut the lead in half. A stoppage time stunner for SKC’s Diego Rubio gave Sporting the equalizer as the club returned to Kansas City with a big road point.
Back and Forth battle at Gillette
A NYCFC team minus star striker David Villa found themselves in a tough contest on the road against New England Revolution this past weekend. In just the 11th minute, New England midfielder Diego Fagundez curled in a goal from outside the box to give the Revs the 1-0 lead. The second half saw a quick goal from NYCFC’s Ismael Tajouri which leveled the game 1-1. Juan Agudelo snatched the lead right back for the Revs in the 63rd minute, but it was Ismael Tajouri once again tying the game for NYCFC in the 75th minute. That goal ended up being the final one of the match as both teams settle at a 2-2 draw.