MLS Week 34: The Tip of the Western Conference Remains Interesting



Week 34 MLS results resulted in a three-point tie at the top of the Eastern Conference. Sporting Kansas City lead Seattle and Colorado in the tiebreaker but that is after a 2-1 loss in Minnesota. Khiry Shelton scored in the 8th minute for Sporting. Minnesota equalized in the 20th minute through Franco Fragapane and Emanuel Reynoso converted a penalty in the 39th minute.

“The difference in the game was that they were fighting for their lives and wanted to win,” said Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes. “Unfortunately, I think they wanted it more than we did, especially in the first half. We gave away two bad situations that they capitalized on, so they deserve credit. “

Colorado won 1-0 in Houston. Dominique Badji scored the only goal of the game in the 58th minute and William Yarbrough made six saves to concede. Seattle hosts the LA Galaxy on Monday.

“I thought we weren’t very good at all and to be honest,” said Colorado coach Robin Fraser. “I definitely have to take some of the blame for that because I tried a few different things today and tried to put us in a different shape. It was never cohesive enough, so I certainly have some responsibility for it, but I just thought we didn’t play particularly well overall. “

NYCFC beat Inter Miami 3-1 away to open the schedule for Week 34. Valentin Castellanos put New York in 33rd place. Inter Miami’s Jorge Figal equalized in the 56th. Catellanos finally brought NYCFC up in 60th position, Talles Magno scored one goal in the 83rd division.

San Jose won 4-2 at Real Salt Lake. Albert Rusnak scored 9th for RSL. The Earthquakes equalized in the 37th minute after a goal from Carlos Fierro and Chris Wondolowski gave them the lead in added time in the first half. Cade Cowell (69th) and Jackson Yueill (79th) made it 4-1 for San Jose. Real Salt Lake’s Maikel Chang scored in the 85th round and Rusnak scored again in added time.

The Red Bulls beat Montreal 1-0 at home. Fabio scored a minute in stoppage time and Carlos parried to keep the goal.

Atlanta and Toronto finished 1-1 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Luiz Araujo scored for United in the 15th and Jordan Perruzza equalized in the 88th.

Columbus returned to win 3-1 at DC United. Paul Arriola brought United in 3rd place, Lucas Zelarayan equalized in 45th place with a penalty. Pedro Santos scored for the crew in the 66th minute and Zelarayan scored again in the 76th minute.

Dallas FC defeated Austin 2-1 at Toyota Stadium. After Diego Fagundez fell behind in the 36th goal, Jesus Ferreira equalized in the 38th goal for Dallas. Austin lost a red card to Hector Jimenez in the 58th minute, while Franco Jara scored Dallas’ winning goal in the 80th minute.

Orlando City drew 1-1 at home with Nashville. Daryl Dike gave Orlando the lead in the 18th minute and Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar equalized in the 5th minute. Orlando thought they had a late winner, but VAR decided otherwise.

Week 34 ended in Philadelphia when Union knocked out FC Cincinnati 2-0. Daniel Gazdag scored in 11th and Paxten Aaronson made it 2-0 in 53rd place. Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made two saves to keep the clean sheet.

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