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MLS Week 2 Winners and Losers

A look at the winners and losers in week two of Major League Soccer action


What a start for Seattle. They have played two games at home in front of over 61,000 fans. The results are: two win, five goals scored and none conceded. Not a bad way to begin life in MLS

Kevin Hartman
The Kansas City goalkeeper broke Tony Meola’s all-time saves records in the 2-1 loss this weekend.

Fredy Montero
Three goals in two games have put Montero atop the goal scoring table in MLS, but it is the quality of the goals that are getting the attention. This week’s candidate for goal of the season was an audacious, dipping blast past against Real Salt Lake. Yes it has been only two games, but if Montero keeps this up he will be on the all-star team this summer.

Steve Nicol
Nicol does not get the media attention that a lot of other coaches get, but all he does is put his team in a position to contend. The New England Revolution are ravaged by injuries bit somehow Nicol has been able to cobble together enough of a team to pick up four points on the road in their first two games and they are joint top of the East with four points. Bob Paisley would be pleased Steve!


This weekend was a designated FIFA break because of World Cup qualifying. MLS I believe was the only major league in the world to play a full slate of games this weekend, and they did it at regular season ticket prices.

FC Dallas
Two home games and no points is not how Dallas expected to start the season. The five goals conceded have to be worrying to FCD fans and unless Dallas can figure out how to stop leaking goals it is going to be a long season for them.