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MLS Weekend Review: RSL Lose

Real Salt Lake’s bad week continued as they lost to the expansion Timbers while the NYRB and Philadelphia Union continued their run with good wins.

Portland Timbers 1 Real Salt Lake 0
Kenny Cooper goal in the 22nd minute from a Kalif Alhassan cross was enough as the Portland Timbers hand Real Salt Lake its first Major League Soccer loss of the season.

The expansion Timbers (3-3-1) recorded their first shutout, improving to 3-0-0 at home.

The loss ended a miserable week for RSL (4-1-0) which had its 37-match home winning streak in all competitions snapped in the CONCACAF Champions League final Wednesday night. The 1-0 loss in the second leg to CF Monterrey of Mexico ended RSL’s bid to become the first MLS team to win the tournament and earn a berth in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Red Bulls 1 Sporting Kansas City 0
Luke Rodgers scored his third goal in three games as the New York Red Bulls won its third straight game to move atop the Eastern Conference standing.

The Red Bulls improved to 4-1-2. Kansas City is winless in five games to drop to 1-4-1.

Seattle Sounders 3 Toronto FC 0
Brad Evans scored twice in the second half and set up Alvaro Fernandez’s first-half goal as Seattle romped over Toronto.

Seattle won consecutive games for the first time this season and is 3-0-3 in its last six games and 3-2-3 overall. Toronto (1-3-4) is winless in six games, going 0-2-4 since a 2-0 home win over Portland on March 26.

TFC’s owners have to be worried that they are turning off one of the best supported teams in Major League Soccer. TFC fans deserve better than to be 1-3-4.

Columbus Crew 2 Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Emilio Renteria scored from the penalty spot in the 50th minute, then scored off a pass from Dejan Rusmir 9 minutes later as the Crew got a big home win against the Whitecaps.

Columbus improved to 3-1-3, and Vancouver dropped to 1-4-3.

Colorado Rapids 1 Chicago Fire 1
Bit of a surprise in Colorado as the Rapids were held at home but the Fire.

Marco Pappa put the Fire ahead in the 43rd minute for Chicago before Andre Akpan tied things up in the 49th minute.

The draw extended Chicago’s (1-3-3) winless steak to five games while Colorado (3-3-1) ended a 319-minute scoreless streak with Akpan’s goal. dating to Omar Cummings’ goal in the 90th minute against D.C. United on April 3.

Chivas USA 3 New England Revolution 0
Nick LaBrocca, Marcos Mondaini and Alejandro Moreno scored and Chivas USA won its second straight game to run its unbeaten streak to five, beating New England.

LaBrocca and Mondaini scored in the first half and Moreno added a goal in the second.

Chivas USA (2-2-3) has beaten the Revolution (2-3-3) in the last four meetings, scoring 11 goals.

Philadelphia Union 1 San Jose Earthquakes 0
Sebastien Le Toux’s penalty kick in the 76th minute was enough for the Union who got kept their fourth clean sheet of the season.

Philadelphia (4-1-1) played a man down for the final 49 minutes after defender Jordan Harvey was issued a straight red card for violent conduct against San Jose’s Chris Leitch.

San Jose fell to 1-4-2 with the defeat.