MLS Week 13: Weather problems and three goals for New England
The recap of Week 13 of the 2022 Major League Soccer season begins with LAFC beating Columbus 2-0 on the road in a game of long weather delays. Carlos Vela put LA ahead in the 62nd round and Jose Cifuentes made it 2-0 in the 73rd round. Maxime Crepeau made three saves to keep the goal.
DC and Toronto drew 2-2 at Audi Field. Edison Flores brought up United in the 7th and Ayo Akinola equalized for Toronto in the 36th. Michael Estrada restored DC’s lead in the 56th while Jonathan Osorio equalized in the 89th.
New England won 3-2 at FC Cincinnati in another weather-related game. Sebastian Lletget opened the scoring for New England in the 17th. Cincinnati’s Brandon Vazquez equalized in the 26th minute while New England regained the lead with a goal from Adam Buksa in the 43rd round. Alvaro Barreal equalized for Cincinnati in the 58th. Thomas McNamara scored for New England in the 89th minute.
“Listen, street games are tough,” said Revs coach Bruce Arena. “Tonight we have a break. We basically didn’t have a break all year. And tonight we have a break because we got a call at the end of the game. But in the last few, I don’t know how many away games we’ve scored, we score at least two goals a game. Tonight we had three. So we are capable of winning games.”
Nashville and Atlanta drew 2-2 at GEODIS Park in a game also postponed due to weather. CJ Sapong put Nashville ahead on the 24th while Atlanta’s Thiago Almada equalized on the 26th. Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar scored in the 31st minute, Dom Dwyer equalizing in the 88th minute for Atlanta.
“I think it’s definitely having an impact,” Atlanta coach Gonzalo Pineda said of the weather. “I can’t tell you any more than we can, I think it was the same. In that sense, it’s not an excuse for anything. I think that’s just part of the adversity you have to face sometimes. The good thing is that it was balanced, it was mutual. It was certainly an issue, but I don’t think it affected the outcome of the game.”
Inter Miami defeated the Red Bulls 2-0 in Fort Lauderdale. Ariel Lassiter opened the scoring in the 29th and Robert Taylor made it 2-0 in the 88th minute. Drake Callender made four saves to keep the goal conceded.
NYCFC knocked out Chicago 1-0 at Citi Field. Heber converted a penalty in the 23rd minute, with Sean Johnson making a save to keep the goal conceded.
“Well, I didn’t think that was one of our better performances this year,” said Chicago coach Ezra Hendrickson. “Usually, even with our losses, our previous losses, I thought we were a little bit in the game. But I thought tonight we just… we turned the ball around a lot and we were forced to defend a lot and that’s very difficult and in these conditions, in this hot weather, it’s going to be difficult for you. So I thought we suffered because of that.”
Charlotte came back to beat Vancouver 2-1 at Bank of America Stadium. Tossaint Ricketts put the Whitecaps ahead in the 2nd minute, Andre Shinyashiki equalized in the 8th minute. Daniel Rios scored Charlotte’s winner in the 85th minute.
Real Salt Lake defeated Montreal 2-1 at Stade Saputo. Djordje Mihailovic scored for Montreal in the first minute. RSL’s Justen Glad equalized in the 54th and Sergio Cordova scored in the 66th minute.
San Jose and Sporting Kansas City drew 1-1 at Avaya Stadium. Johnny Russell scored in the 45th for Sporting and the Earthquakes’ Jackson Yueill equalized in the 46th.
Minnesota beat FC Dallas 2-1 away. Robin Lod brought United up in the 20th and DJ Taylor made it 2-0 in the 55th. Dallas’ Paul Arriola scored in the 59th.
Houston knocked out the Galaxy 3-0 on the street. Sebastian Ferreira scored in the 11th and Tyler Pasher doubled the lead in the 58th. Thorleifur Ulfarsson scored LA’s third goal in the 62nd game. Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond made eight saves to keep the clean sheet.
Austin and Orlando drew 2-2 at Q2 Stadium. City’s Ercan Kara scored in the 2nd minute, Ruan doubled the lead in the 22nd minute. Orlando’s Rodrigo Schlegel saw a red card in the 60th minute and Austin’s Sebastian Driussi converted a penalty in the 63rd minute. Cesar Araujo was sent off in the 69th minute, and Austin’s Moussa Djitte equalized with a penalty five minutes after injury time.
Colorado Shutdown Seattle 1-0 at home. Jonathan Lewis scored Rapids goalie William Yarbrough in the 50th minute, who made three saves to keep the clean sheet.
Week 13 concludes at Providence Park where Philadelphia beat the Timbers 2-0. Daniel Gazdag placed Union in 5th place, Sergio Santos doubled the lead in 48th place. Union goalkeeper Andre Blake saved the goal with two saves.
Photo from the New England Revolution