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News in Brief: Loons Lose, Weekend Recap, and More…

by on 1 April 2019

Loons Lose Second Consecutive

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.

Weekly Observations

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.

MLS Weekend Roundup

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

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