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MLS Rewind: Ferreira leads FC Dallas past LAFC, Sounders down Austin FC, and more

LAFC’s quest to claim a second Supporters’ Shield trophy took a major hit on Saturday with U.S. men’s national team forward Jesus Ferreira delivering a major blow to Steve Cherundolo’s squad’s rank in the standings.

Ferreira scored twice in a four-minute span in the second half as FC Dallas picked up a 2-1 victory at home. The USMNT forward has enjoyed his best season yet in MLS and that trend continued with the in-form attacker playing the hero against LAFC in a comeback victory. He now has 18 league goals in 29 appearances this season and more in 2022 than the prior three seasons combined.

LAFC remains second in the Supporters’ Shield race behind the Philadelphia Union, and has one match in hand over the East leaders, but are behind heavily on goal differential.

The Seattle Sounders needed a statement victory to keep their playoff hopes alive in the Western Conference and Brian Schmetzer’s squad relied on their top goalscorer to lead the way against Austin FC.

Raul Ruidiaz scored twice for the Sounders on Saturday night at Lumen Field, propelling the Concacaf Champions League winners past Austin FC 3-0. Ruidiaz scored twice in the first half for the Sounders before an own goal from Austin FC defender Ruben Gabrielsen helped cap a deserved victory on home soil.

Juan Jose Purata netted a hat trick for Atlanta United in a 4-2 home win over Toronto FC, keeping the Five Stripes in the hunt for a playoff spot in the East. Purata was the first MLS defender in the modern-day era to register a three-goal performance, moving Atlanta United five points back of seventh-place Columbus Crew.

The Philadelphia Union rolled to three points at home in a 5-1 result over Orlando City at Subaru Park. Daniel Gazdag registered one goal and two assists in the Union’s fifth-straight win, continuing the push for Jim Curtin’s squad for the Supporters’ Shield. The Union have now registered three separate five-match winning streaks in…

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Author : Larry Henry Jr

Publish date : 2022-09-11 05:13:12

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