MLS Week 8: Seattle Beats the Galaxy, Austin Opens Home at



In week 8 of the 2021 Major League Soccer season, the games returned after the two-week international break. The Red Bulls knocked out Nashville 2-0 at home on Friday. Fabio opened the lead in the 37th minute, Kyle Duncan doubled the lead in the 57th minute. Carlos held the goal with a save.

Real Salt Lake beat Vancouver 3-1 at home. Damir Kreilach brought RSL to 43rd place, Brian White equalized in 54th place for the Whitecaps. Real Salt Lake reacted with two post-leg goals from Erik Holt as 92nd and Kreilach again as 95th.

On Saturday, Orlando City beat Toronto 3-2 with Toronto as the home team at Exploria Stadium. Tesho Akindele scored for City in the first minute, Nani scored in the 8th minute. Toronto’s Ayo Akinonla led to one in 10th place while Jonathan Osorio equalized in 39th. Junior Orso scored the winning goal from Orlando in the 84th minute.

Columbus beat Chicago 2-0 in their last game at Crew Stadium. Gyasi Zardes scored in the 17th and 34th minutes.

“I’m disappointed with much of our first half,” said Chicago coach Raphael Wicky. “We got off to a good start. But then, in my eyes, we suddenly lost a little bit of passion, a little bit of fire, a little bit of urgency to win duels, win challenges and win second balls, and that’s the basis of football. That was the message at halftime. We can talk about tactics for as long as you want, but we have to do the dirty work first. “

New England defeated NYCFC 3-2 at the Red Bull Arena. Gustavo Bou brought the Revs in 27th place, Thiago Andrade equalized in 55th place. Jonathan Bell returned the Revs lead in 78th position while Ismael Tajouri equalized in 85th position. Tommy McNamara scored New England’s winning goal in the 88th minute.

“Obviously a good win against a good team,” said New England coach Bruce Arena. “Not the kind of game I would have expected to take out on the streets and score three goals against New York City, but a hell of a performance. We made some mistakes, which is obvious, but our guys persevered. I thought our second half was pretty good given the circumstances. I think the contributions from the guys who came from the bank were really good. Overall, a really successful attempt. Here, too, we have a lot of areas where we need to improve, but I think we are definitely satisfied with this win. “

Colorado beat FC Cincinnati 2-0 at TQL Stadium. Diego Rubio put the Rapids in 21st place, Jonathan Lewis doubled the number of points in 72nd place. William Yarbrough made seven saves to keep the clean sheet.

DC United defeated Inter Milan 1-0 at home. DC played a man with a red card on Gregore da Silva from the 56th minute. Ola Kamara converted a DC penalty in the 72nd penalty. Inter Miami saw red again, Ryan Shawcross was eliminated in the 84th minute.

FC Dallas and Minnesota finished 1-1 at Toyota Stadium. Franco Fragapane scored for United in the 36th, Ricardo Pepi equalized in the 68th.

Austin’s first game at Q2 Stadium ended in a 0-0 draw with San Jose. The Earthquakes scored 9 shots on goal to Austin’s 6.

Certainly the way we play, but also the way the game was presented here, the support we have, ”said Austin coach Josh Wolff. “I think it reaches many heights and I think we should all be proud of that. Everyone in this community can be proud. This city has the fever for Austin FC, has the fever for the game and it’s amazing to see. “

Seattle kept its form at the top of the Western Conference with a 2-1 win at LA Galaxy. Sacha Kljestan converted a penalty in the 21st minute for LA. Ywimar Andrade equalized in the 41st, Raul Ruidiaz scored in the 49th for Seattle.

Portland returned to beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 at home. Jaylin Lindsey scored 28th for Sporting. Dairon Asprilla scored Portland’s equalizer in the 36th round, while Marvin Loria scored in stoppage time in the first half.

LAFC and Houston finished 1-1 at the Bank of California Stadium. Jose Cifuentes gave the home side the lead in 50th place, Dynamo’s Maxi Urruti equalized in 58th place.

“I thought we came into the game with a really good mentality,” said LAFC coach Bob Bradley. “The focus was precisely on the money. It was a hard-fought game. I found the first half to be very hard-fought. They came out. They were aggressive and tried to apply pressure. We were still able to push them deeply as the game progressed. We have a lot of possessions. In this kind of game we hurt ourselves again with a game. “

Week 8 ended in a 2-2 draw between Atlanta and Philadelphia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday. An own goal put United in 58th place, Anton Walkes scored the 2-0 in 83rd place. Union’s Cory Burke scored in the 84th round. Jakob Glesnes scored the winning goal from Philadelphia three minutes after stoppage time.

“I think we defended well tonight,” said Atlanta’s coach Gabriel Heinze. “At the beginning of the game we were more vertical in the way we attacked because of the spaces we were given. Then we could attack too. You can view a different analysis for each goal. It’s something we need to see and something we need to score another goal. But this is a team that I want and I am satisfied with the performance. “

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