MLS Week 7 in review

Published Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:46 PM by William Montero
MLS Week 7 in review

Week 7 of the young MLS season is in the books and we still have four teams to have yet record a win.  The Portland Timbers, Chicago Fire, San Jose Earthquakes and Montreal Impact are all still winless and approaching panic stages.  The top three teams in the MLS Western Conference all grabbed wins while the only Eastern Conference team to win was Sporting KC.

The Seattle Sounders grabbed another three points as they dispatched a feisty Chivas USA squad 2-1.  The defining moment was a 73rd minute red card to Marco Delgado of Chivas in a 1-1 match.  Obafemi Martins scored the winner a few minutes later as the Sounders are making a habit of late important goals last every week.

FC Dallas continued their winning ways running circles around a depleted Toronto FC side.  I guess that is what happens when you spend millions on a few have little depth to deal with injuries.  That seems to be where TFC is right now as they had to suit up three keepers last night just to get an 18 man squad.  Dallas dominated play from start to finish earning a club record 16 corner kicks.  It took a late Blas Perez goal to win it though.  2-1 FC Dallas and they maintain the best record in MLS.

The big trend of the weekend were draws.  Five of them in fact.  In a weekend of so many draws, the few that grab three points are looking really good.

Sporting Kansas City put on a wonderful display blasting hapless Montreal 4-0.  The Impact are just as bad as ever with only three draws to show from seven games so far.  The best defense in the league was once again spot on with Matt Besler and Aurelian Collin leading the way.  Dom Dwyer added a pair of goals in the win.

The Portland Timbers nightmare year continued as they lost it late to Real Salt Lake.  A 78th minute goal from Ned Grabavoy was the difference with Nick Rimando putting on a typical quality performance in the nets for a shutout.