After a strong 2-0 start against San Jose and Vancouver, Minnesota United FC finally fell to the LA Galaxy on Saturday. Before they lost the game, however, the Loons lost coach Adrian Heath, who underwent dental surgery and could not travel. Ján Greguš and Ángelo Rodríguez scored in the loss.
Before falling to the Galaxy, however, the Loons added depth in the defensive midfield and signed Lawrence Olum. Olum played for the Thunder in the NASL, and now returns to Minnesota.
The Columbus keeper was injured and sent home from USMNT Camp, bad news not only for the national team, but the Crew as well. Steffen has been one of the best keepers in MLS and was a mainstay of the Crew’s MLS cup run a few seasons ago. Jesse González replaces Steffen for the USMNT, meaning FC Dallas will be missing him for its March 23 match against Colorado.
FC Cincinnati win home opener and first ever 3-0 over Portland
New York City FC and LA FC trade goals to draw 2-2
Minnesota United fall 3-2 to LA Galaxy
Wayne Rooney hat trick leads D.C. United over Real Salt Lake 5-0
Ignacio Piatti brace gives Montreal win over Orlando 3-1
Red Bulls concede early, then come back to win 4-1 over San Jose
Memo Rodríguez scores early and late to give Houston 3-2 win over Vancouver
Early goal sees Columbus win 1-0 over FC Dallas
Seattle score three early and one late to win 4-2 over Chicago
Jozy Altidore scores late to give Toronto 3-2 win over New England
Philadelphia Union score early, concede late to draw 1-1 with Atlanta
Colorado went down to ten men shortly before conceding a leveler to draw 1-1 with Sporting Kansas City
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