MLS Week 3New England 0-0 Montreal
zzzzzzzzz boring, boring, boring. New England still look a shell of the team they were last season, and that was against a 10-man, second-string Montreal. Also three matches now where Juan Agudelo has done very little for them up top. For his sake I hope he can find his feet soon.Colorado 0-0 New York City
A little bit more exciting than New England-Montreal and a good point on the road for New York playing at altitude. My early reading of NYC is that their backline, despite 2 clean sheets, is very susceptible. It's so unlike a Jason Kreis team to be that dodgy in the back, but NYC's full backs get little to no support from Velasquez and Grabavoy. Add in that Hernandez and Wingert are no stalwarts, and that's the first area I expect Kreis to dip into the market for.
Colorado is currently on a 16-match winless streak stretching back to last season, second longest in league history. But at least Pablo Mastroeni looks the business:Philadelphia 0-2 Dallas
Dallas, man! 9 points from 9 to start the season. Oscar Pareja has built a good side down there and makes good tactical moves. Philly, meanwhile, look a mess. If you get a chance, check out the straight red to Zach Pfeffer of Philadelphia. Horrendous elbow.Orlando 0-1 Vancouver
Bit of a smash-and-grab for Vancouver, but Octavio Rivero's diving header in stoppage time was sick. Wonderful goal, and that's 3 in the 3 for him. Good way to start at a new club! Orlando haven't quite figured out their best attack yet. But when they do, I reckon they're really going to click. Amobi Okugo has flown under the radar for OCSC. Doing a great job shielding the back 4 and breaking up play.Kansas City 0-0 Portland
More goose eggs, but this was a fairly open game. I was a bit surprised to see Kansas City sign Marcel de Jong at LB when Seth Sinovic has played there for years, but it looks to be an astute move two matches in. Early days, of course. Portland are really missing Diego Valeri. Shame he tore his ACL in the final game of last season.Los Angeles 1-1 Houston
That's a solid point for Houston, especially on the road. Coyle dropped an extra man in midfield, which was a wise choice when visiting the champions. Tyler Deric rebounded nicely and made some big, big stops in the second half. LA will be/should be disappointed with the equalizer they conceded (Robbie Rogers caught ball watching on a corner). I expect Houston to look better once Cubo Torres returns from his loan to Chivas.New York Red Bulls 2-0 DC
Good win for RBNY. Bradley Wright-Phillips (yes, Shaun's younger brother!) picking up where he left off last season with a fine goal. DC looked pretty lethargic in the first half and spurned whatever chances they created.San Jose 2-1 Chicago
San Jose christen their brand new $100 million dollar stadium with a win. I'm really digging the look of Innocent Emeghara for SJ on the left. As for the Fire, sighhhhhhhh. The first time Chicago has ever started a season 0-3-0. Atrocious set piece defending by the Fire on both goals, but at least David Accam made his debut and looked good. There were some good positives, though, so maybe/possibly/potentially they'll get a win at home vs Philly, who looked just as bad this weekend!