Seattle again to No. 1, New England climbs to No. 2; Atlanta and Portland drop

Seattle again to No. 1, New England climbs to No. 2; Atlanta and Portland drop

It was a weekend for giant targets and massive wins in Main League Soccer. The Seattle Sounders comfortably dismantled the “rebooted” LA Galaxy and stored Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez off the scoresheet. FC Dallas scored twice within the opening 14 minutes on their approach to a powerful 4-1 win over the Portland Timbers, San Jose rocked DC United 4-1 due to extra heroics from teenage sensation Cade Cowell, and a Nani-led Orlando Metropolis SC thumped FC Cincinnati.

Get caught up with the weekend’s motion and see the place your team sits in our Week Three Energy Rankings.


Earlier rating: 2

Subsequent MLS match: Sunday at Portland, Three p.m. ET, ABC

Raul Ruidiaz’s brace powered Seattle previous the beforehand unbeaten Galaxy in a dominant 3-Zero win. The consequence places Seattle atop the Western Convention standings with seven factors, tied with NYCFC for essentially the most in MLS. — Bonagura

The Seattle Sounders have a good time after Raul Ruidiaz scored the primary aim of the day. Abbie Parr/Getty Photos

Earlier rating: 9

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday at Nashville, 1.30 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

Carles Gil was unstoppable in New England’s 2-1 win over Atlanta, be it along with his passing or off the dribble. His penalty proved decisive as nicely. Sure, it is early, however the Revs have the look of an MLS Cup contender if Gil can keep wholesome. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 1

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs LAFC, Eight p.m. ET, FS1

After the dream begin to the season, the Galaxy got here again to Earth in a 3-Zero loss at Seattle. After scoring 5 occasions within the first two video games, Chicharito was restricted to only one shot — it went huge — and now the main target turns to subsequent week’s El Trafico in opposition to LAFC. — Bonagura

Earlier rating: 3

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs DC United, 1.30 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

With an extended highway journey to Monterrey beckoning within the CONCACAF Champions League, the Crew have been sure to attempt to preserve some power within the warmth in opposition to Montreal. Managing simply three photographs most likely wasn’t what Caleb Porter had in thoughts, but it surely was nonetheless sufficient to safe a 0-Zero draw. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 5

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday at LA Galaxy, Eight p.m. ET, FS1

LAFC welcomed again 2020 Golden Boot winner Diego Rossi, however remained with out Carlos Vela in a 1-1 draw at Houston. Regardless of having the majority of the possession (61%), the Black and Gold principally fizzled out within the closing third and lacked creativity. — Bonagura

Earlier rating: 10

Subsequent MLS match: Friday vs San Jose, 9:30 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

A brace from Rubio Rubin — the one-time United States youth star — led RSL to a 3-1 win at dwelling in opposition to Sporting KC. With two wins in two video games, RSL is the lone MLS aspect but to drop a degree this season. — Bonagura

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Former USMNT ahead Rubio Rubin scores his first two MLS targets for RSL as his dad and mom watch him play professionally for the primary time.


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Earlier rating: 6

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday at Vancouver, Three p.m. ET, Football4cast+

Montreal remained unbeaten due to its 0-Zero draw with Columbus, however given the opponent’s squad rotation, this result’s a disappointment. Substitute Ahmed Hamdi was one of many few attacking vivid spots. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 11

Subsequent MLS match: Friday at Actual Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

As 17-year-old Cade Cowell’s star continues to ascend, the Quakes have develop into appointment viewing. In a 4-1 win over DC United, Jackson Yueill offered a brace — together with a aim of the yr candidate — and Cowell scored and assisted. — Bonagura

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Cade Cowell assists Javier Lopez’s 1st minute aim and scores a aim of his personal within the 26th minute.

Earlier rating: 16

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday at Orlando, 6 p.m. ET, Football4cast

If Taty Castellanos was upset about his thwarted transfer to Palmeiras, he channeled it in the precise manner, absorbing successful (that resulted in a purple card for Philly’s Jose Martinez) after which scoring on a rabona to seal NYCFC’s 2-Zero win. Jesus Medina’s revival continues as nicely. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 4

Subsequent MLS match: Sunday vs Austin FC, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1

Alan Pulido made his first begin and scored his first aim of the season, however after going up 1-Zero within the 17th minute, SKC slipped to a deflating 3-1 loss vs. Actual Salt Lake. — Bonagura

Earlier rating: 7

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs CF Montreal in Salt Lake Metropolis, Three p.m. ET, Football4cast+

The Whitecaps turned 57.9% possession into simply 4 photographs in a toothless 1-Zero loss to Colorado. Vancouver was practically bailed out with a late penalty, solely to see it reversed (accurately) by VAR. — Bonagura

Earlier rating: 12

Subsequent MLS match: Sunday vs Atlanta United, 1 p.m. ET, ABC

Miami most likely deserved higher, even because the Higuain brothers missed the 0-Zero draw with Nashville after attending their mom’s funeral in Argentina. Miami is trying rather more aggressive of their second season. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 18

Subsequent MLS match: Sunday vs Austin FC, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1

Diego Fagundez’s second aim in two video games served because the game-winner in Austin’s 1-Zero victory at Minnesota United. With six factors by three video games, Austin is off to a sizzling begin in its MLS existence — and is notably forward of the opposite two Texas teams within the standings. — Bonagura

Earlier rating: 17

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs New York Metropolis FC, 6 p.m. ET, Football4cast

Any win over Cincinnati needs to be taken with a vat of salt at this level, however the Lions’ assault appears significantly better with Mauricio Pereyra on the sector. Nani’s second golazo in as many weeks was a sight to behold as nicely. — Carlisle

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Main League Soccer: Luis Nani (19′) Orlando Metropolis 2-Zero FC Cincinnati

Earlier rating: 8

Subsequent MLS match: Sunday at Inter Miami, 1 p.m. ET, ABC

Atlanta will really feel arduous finished by given the tight penalty name that went in opposition to the 5 Stripes. That stated, Gabriel Heinze’s aspect was outplayed for many of the match. Now it’ll attempt to make up a three-goal deficit to Philadelphia within the CCL. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 14

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday at FC Dallas, 3:30 p.m. ET, Univision/Twitter

Houston did nicely to stifle the LAFC assault and after falling behind 1-Zero within the 55th minute, leveled the scores by Tyler Pasher two minutes later. It was a very good level for the Dynamo forward of subsequent week’s journey to Dallas. — Bonagura

Earlier rating: 15

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday at Chicago Hearth, 1 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

Okay, so the Union have a much bigger match within the CCL this week, however the method of Philadelphia’s 2-Zero defeat to NYCFC will nonetheless annoy the hell out of Jim Curtin after watching Jose Martinez mainly give the sport away with silly purple card. Self-discipline would be the order of the day in Tuesday’s second leg in opposition to Atlanta. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 21

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs Minnesota United, 10 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

A lovely free kick aim from Diego Rubio offered the distinction because the Rapids beat Vancouver, 1-0, to choose up their first win of the season. Sam Vines made his season debut, which allowed Kellyn Acosta to shift again into central midfield, the place he performed in additional of a complicated position. — Bonagura

Earlier rating: 23

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs Toronto FC, 1 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

New striker Fabio does not have a aim but, however he did loads of soiled work in organising each Purple Bull targets in a 2-Zero win over Chicago, Gerhard Struber’s first as RBNY supervisor. In the meantime, Caden Clark continues to dazzle, scoring his second aim in three video games. — Carlisle

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Seventeen-year-old American Caden Clark scores one other gorgeous aim to place New York Purple Bulls up 2-Zero vs. Chicago Hearth.

Earlier rating: 24

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs Houston, 3:30 p.m. ET, Univision/Twitter

After two sluggish performances to open the season, FC Dallas appeared harmful in a 4-1 win in opposition to Portland that featured extremely touted 18-year-old Dante Sealy’s first MLS aim. Paxton Pomykal performed nicely off the bench as he continues to work his manner again to full health. — Bonagura

Earlier rating: 13

Subsequent MLS match: Sunday vs Seattle, Three p.m. ET, ABC

Taking part in a rotated squad in between midweek CONCACAF Champions League matches in opposition to Membership America, the Timbers by no means bought into gear in a 4-1 loss to FC Dallas. The excellent news: Jeremy Ebobisse made his season debut off the bench, after being sidelined with a hamstring damage. — Bonagura

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FC Dallas’ Ryan Hollingshead winds up like he’ll throw the ball at Portland Timbers coach Gio Savarese, resulting in a heated alternate.

Earlier rating: 20

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs New England Revolution, 1.30 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

For the primary time in its MLS existence, Nashville is falling in need of expectations, with three dwelling attracts in three matches. It survived one other gradual begin too, solely this time goalkeeper Joe Willis got here to Nashville’s rescue. — Carlisle

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Inter Miami is held to a scoreless draw at Nashville SC after a pair of early saves from goalkeeper Joe Willis.

Earlier rating: 22

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday at New York Purple Bulls, 7 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

The Reds had the weekend off, the higher to arrange for the CCL the place it has the onerous activity of creating up a two-goal deficit in opposition to Cruz Azul. Supervisor Chris Armas will hope extra of his roster will get again to ample well being. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 19

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday at Columbus Crew, 1.30 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

Having simply 4 outfield gamers on the bench speaks to the ever-lengthening damage listing for Hernan Losada, and it resulted in a lopsided loss to San Jose. Losada is correct to stay to his philosophical weapons, however complaints about his gamers’ lack of health will solely carry him up to now. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 25

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs Philadelphia Union, 1 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

You understand your assault is toothless when your second greatest probability of the day is a bicycle kick try from outdoors the penalty space. The protection wasn’t significantly better. However so it goes for the Hearth, who continues to be searching for its first win of the season after shedding to the Purple Bulls. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 26

Subsequent MLS match: Sunday, Might 16 vs Inter Miami, Four p.m. ET

FCC really appear like they’ve taken a step backward from final season, which takes some doing given they weren’t that good to start with. Jaap Stam wants to return to the defensive drafting board after Cincinnati’s complete 3-Zero defeat to Orlando. — Carlisle

Earlier rating: 27

Subsequent MLS match: Saturday vs. Colorado, 10 p.m. ET, Football4cast+

The Loons’ disastrous begin to the season continued in a 1-Zero loss to Austin FC, leaving them as the one team in MLS with out a level by Week 3. — Bonagura

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