Over the past week there have been 7 matches in MLS.
The first match was on July 19th between the Columbus Crew, and the Chicago Fire. The final score was 3-1 in favour of Columbus. The Crew took the lead just 2 minutes into the game when Federico Higuain converted a penalty kick given just 13 seconds into the game. The Chicago Fire bounced back in the 9th minute with a goal by David Accam. Columbus would retake the lead in the 17th minute when Kei Kamara found the back of the net, off of an assist by Waylon Francis. Ethan Finlay sealed the game and 3 points for Columbus when he scored in the 83rd minute, the goal was assisted by Chad Barson.
The next match was on July 24th, Real Salt Lake faced off against Sporting KC. The scoring was opened in the 34th minute, Javier Morales gave Real Salt Lake the lead off of a pass from Sebastian Jaime. Sporting KC were able to get themselves back level in the match in the 50th minute. Benny Feilhaber was set up by Roger Espinoza, the former Wigan Athletic man, however, the game was not level for long. 15 minutes later, in the 75th, Joao Plata converted a PK to give Real Salt Lake the win.
On July 25th, there were 5 matches. The first was between the Columbus Crew and Toronto FC. The Columbus Crew jumped out to a 3-0 lead with goals from Kei Kamara(17′), Tony Tchani(36′), and Ethan Finley(47′). Toronto FC chipped away at the lead with a goal from ex-Juventus man, Sebastian Giovinco in the 50th minute. They quickly found the back of the net 5 minutes later in the 55′, with the goal coming from Colleen Warner. With the score 3-2, Toronto FC drew a penalty kick, which was put away by Jozy Altidore in the 89th minute to tie the game. The score finished up 3-3 with each team taking home a point.
The second match was between Montreal Impact, and Seattle Sounders. The final score was 1-0, with the lone goal coming in the 88th minute. Laurent Ciman scored the late winner to give Montreal the 3 points.
The third match was played by Chicago Fire and New England Revolution. The games first goal came in the 28th minute when Lee Nguyen was able to put his team in front. The Fire did not give in, ex-Wigan Athletic man, Shaun Maloney converted a penalty in the 44th minute. Chicago came out of the second half and got the next goal, Razvan Cocis was the goal scorer. Kelyn Rowe found the back of the net in the 77th minute with the assist coming from Chris Tierney. The game finished in a 2-2 draw. Each team left with 1 point.
The fourth match had Huston Dynamo facing off with The L.A. Galaxy. Huston won 3-0, Will Bruin(9′), Brad Davis(27′), and Leonel Miranda(88′) were the goal scorers.
The last matched was played between FC Dallas and Portland Timbers. FC Dallas found the back of the net early in the 12th minute, Michael Barrios was the goal scorer. Barrios scored again in the 22nd minute. Kellyn Acosta scored in the 69th minute, and Mauro Diaz added another in the 87th minute through a penalty. Portland Timbers scored late in the 90+2′ through their own penalty which was put home by Fanendo Adi.