MLS Week 5Orlando 0-1 DC
You know how they always say if you don't finish your chances you get burned? Yep, that's what happened here. Orlando couldn't finish the bucket-loads of chances they created (some good saves by Hamid to be fair) and then DC gets a late free kick that Luis Silva puts over the wall and into the bottom corner. Second time this season Orlando got stunned at home in stoppage time.Chicago 3-2 Toronto
HA! Some bad keeping in this, but an unexpectedly exciting match. Chicago are looking a lot better -- much better than even a few weeks ago -- and some of the new players are starting to bed in nicely. Nobody heard of Joevin Jones when the Fire signed him, but I've been impressed with his play at LB and even LM. As for Toronto, Giovinco showed up (what a talent!) but the rest of that team is a bit sh*t. It's hard to judge them, though, considering they won't play at home until May 10 due to stadium renovations, and in a league with poor travel, Toronto are getting shafted a bit with their schedule. Colorado 0-2 New England
Colorado are sh*t. Their goalless, winless streak continues. At this pace, I hope they set the record. Now that Lee Nguyen is back for the Revs, New England are starting to click. Moving Agudelo wide instead of playing him as a 9 seems to work for them as it gives him a little bit more freedom. Seattle 1-0 Houston
Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey are the best strike partnership in the league, bar none. I was surprised, in a good way, by how Houston played. Teams usually try to hunker down when they go to Seattle, but to their credit, Houston attacked and tried to play some football. It should be interesting to see how they look once Cubo comes in.Vancouver 2-0 Los Angeles
Vancouver? Vancouver! First place. They look legit in the early going of the season. Rivero with another goal, and DiegoLFC's new favorite Pedro Morales had a great game. I'm not sure how many knew this, but back when Paul Dalglish was coaching the Austin Aztecs, he was really big on this young kid he had there, Kekuta Manneh. Manneh's been superb to start the season; such a threat down their left side. The Galaxy, meanwhile, have NOT looked good to start the season. They usually start slow, though, and I thought they really missed Jose Villarreal, who was a late injury scratch.Portland 3-1 Dallas
...will forever be known as "Tissue Gate"
The two managers, Caleb Porter and Oscar Pareja, were going at it the whole game, and at the end, Pareja offered Porter a tissue instead of shaking his hand
As for the game itself, great win for Portland and a bad one for Dallas. The Western Conference is going to be so tight by season's end.San Jose 0-1 Salt Lake
Check out Javier Morales' volley. Sick goal. 3 points for RSL was pretty much expected in this one, so job well done for them. One thing about San Jose though is Dominic Kinnear's seeming refusal to play Tommy Thompson, even in garbage minutes at the end of games. Yeah, he's 19 years old and raw, but the kid has a lot of potential and plays well for the US u20 team.Kansas City 3-2 Philadelphia
INSANE final 10 minutes. Philly has the chance to go up 3-1, have a breakaway, hit the post, miss the follow up. KC equalize in stoppage time through Anibaba. And then Krisztian Nemeth -- Krisztian f**king Nemeth
-- scores the winner like 2 minutes after that. M'bohli is easily the worst keeper in the league. He is atrocious for Philly.