MLS Rewind: Loons take point from LAFC, Dynamo, Sporting KC roll
A golazo from Carlos Vela provided what Los Angeles FC needed to earn a point at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota. However, LAFC drops points and moves out of the driver’s seat in the Supporters’ Shield race with the result. Elsewhere in MLS midweek action, the New England Revolution’s playoff campaign took a major hit with a 3-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo which included three penalty kick calls. Sporting Kansas City made easy work of D.C. United, with three different players scoring. Here is a closer look at Tuesday’s MLS Results: Sporting KC 3, D.C. United 0 (Khiry Shelton 34′, Robert Voloder 70′, Daniel Salloi 87′)\ Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports Man of the Match: Young centerback Robert Voloder had an excellent match. Voloder scored in the second half and led a shutout effort by the Sporting KC back line. Moment of the Match: Khiry Shelton’s first goal of the season after more than 1,401 minutes came as a huge relief for the embattled striker thrust into the starting role given Alan Pulido’s season-long injury absence. Match to Forget: Christian Benteke found himself on the end of a few chances for D.C. United, but couldn’t make the final run or direct the ball past Sporting KC goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh. Loons 1, LAFC 1 (Brent Kallman 45′) – (Carlos Vela 64′) Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports Man of the Match: Emanuel Reynoso created plenty of chances for Minnesota United, assisting Brent Kallman on a corner kick just before halftime and supplying two total key passes. Moment of the Match: Carlos Vela scored an incredible goal from just outside the box to give LAFC a point. Match to Forget: Sebastien Ibeagha was marking Kallman on the corner kick in which Kallman scored. Ibeagha was blocked by a teammate and didn’t manage to intervene as Kallman rose into the air. Dynamo 3, Revolution 1 (Darwin Quintero 37′, Fafa Picault (pen) 76′, 85′) – (Carles Gil (pen) 63′) Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Man of the Match: Fafa Picault closed out the match with a penalty kick goal and an excellent top-corner strike. Moment of the Match: Tommy McNamara’s handball in the 74th minute allowed the Dynamo to take the lead. Match to Forget: Tommy McNamara committed an unnecessary handball in the box to allow the Dynamo to take the lead. McNamara’s hand was extended above his head to stop Fafa Picault’s shot. CF Montreal 3, Fire 2 (Kei Kamara 21′, 29′, Zachary Brault-Guillard 44′) – (Xherdan Shaqiri (pen) 39′ (pen) 57′ Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Man of the Match: Kei Kamara scored twice for CF Montreal to keep the Canadian club’s quest of grabbing the No. 1 seed alive. Kamara, 38, now has eight goals and seven assists in 29 league appearances. Moment of the Match: Zachary Brault-Guillard’s strike proved to the difference as the young defender continues an impressive season. Match to Forget: Jonathan Bornstein played out of position on Tuesday night and struggled in midfield. He lost a match-high seven duels and failed to track back for one of Kamara’s goals.