Goalfests highlight the MLS weekend

Published Sunday, July 13, 2014 2:44 PM by Shane Barrow

Goals, goals and more goals were the order of the weekend in MLS play as a ridiculous 26 balls found the net Saturday and that was without FC Dallas who found their high powered offense with a bye.  A pair of epic collapses also contributed to the wild weekend as Philadelphia, Houston and Vancouver all wasted leads.

Philadelphia 3 Colorado 3
What looked like a comfortable win at home degenerated into a disaster as the Union collapsed allowing two late goals and suffering two red cards in the draw.   A terrible result that most likely will carry lingering effects.

NY Red Bull 4 Columbus 1
Way too much Thierry Henry in this one as the Red Bulls overwhelmed the Crew.  Henry was in on all four goals, scoring once and assisting three times in the dominating win.

Toronto FC 4  Houston 2
The Dynamo crumbled in the second half as their nightmare season continued.  Despite Brad Davis staking Houston to a two goal lead, the Dynamo had no answer for Jermain DeFoe who countered with two goals and an assist himself.

Chivas USA 3  Vancouver 1
The Whitecaps blew a halftime lead surrendering three second half goals to the visiting Chivas side.  Eric Torres scored in his 5th consecutive match leading the red hot California side Who have risen to within only three points of 4th place in the MLS Western Conference.,

Sporting KC 2  Montreal 1
A massive mistake in the Impact defense gifted Dom Dwyer a late winner in Montreal.  It marked the third win of the season for SKC over the Canadians.

There were also a pair of tight 1-0 matches Saturday as the LA Galaxy edged rivals Real Salt Lake on a first half goal from Zardes.   The win helps the Galaxy close the gap between the two teams in the MLS West. The Chicago Fire also rode a first half strike to victory over the New England Revolution.  It was keeper Sean Johnson that provided the heroics with several interventions including a late penalty kick save.