After a second road loss this past weekend, the Loons have one more match away before opening their tenure at Allianz Field. Adrian Heath, Ethan Finlay, and others spoke to the press about the loss. The final road match on the trip may be the most difficult as Minnesota takes on the New York Red Bulls. The Loons face questions on both sides of the ball; the early optimism brought to the defense has since had several questions raised. Three of nine goals scored have been penalties, with a fourth being an own-goal. Five goals scored from the run of play through four games is hardly a great return, and that number will need to increase if the Loons are going to make the playoffs this season.
Matthew Doyle’s Armchair Analysis is a worthy read as always. Doyle notes some of the top performers of the week as well as observations of the different teams.
LA Galaxy top Portland 2-1
Two early goals put D.C. United on top 2-1 over Orlando City SC
Vancouver and Seattle play to a 0-0 draw
FC Dallas down Real Salt Lake in a wild 4-2 win
Late goal not enough for Colorado as Rapids lose 4-1 to Houston
Atlanta United loses 2-0 to Columbus
Philadelphia wins 2-0 over FC Cincinnati
Carlos Vela hat trick leads LA FC to 5-0 win over San Jose
Defense optional as Sporting Kansas City downs Montreal 7-1
Loons lose again, fall 2-1 to New England Revolution
Own goal gives Chicago Fire 1-0 win over New York Red Bulls
Toronto FC wins 4-0 over New York City FC