Recapping all the action from Week 9 of the 2015 MLS season:
Philadelphia Union 0-1
Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
Sebastian Giovinco. Why Sebastian Giovinco? This is why Sebastian Giovinco.
New England Revolution 2-1 New York Red Bulls
MLS’s last remaining undefeated team fell at Gillette Stadium, as goals scored by Charlie Davies and Teal Bunbury propelled the Revolution to a 2-1 victory over the Red Bulls. Is Davies due for a USMNT recall? He’s moved ahead of a lot of American forwards the last eight months or so, that’s for sure. | FULL RECAP WITH HIGHLIGHTS
D.C. United 2-0 Columbus Crew SC
This United team has been around the block before — maybe not all together, but individually on a number of different teams — and that experience in grinding out games and knocking back the flashier, “more talented” teams paid off in a big way, as they dominated Crew SC at RFK Stadium. | FULL RECAP WITH HIGHLIGHTS
LA Galaxy 1-1 Colorado Rapids
Just when you think you know something about MLS, you’re reminding that you know nothing about MLS. The Galaxy were the ones coming from behind to draw the lowly, last-place Rapids, 1-1, at the StubHub Center.
Gabriel Torres gave the visitors the lead in the 40th minute after getting in behind the Galaxy’s high line and beating Jaime Penedo on the breakaway, but Alan Gordon equalized for the defending champions with 15 minutes still to play, heading home a Stefan Ishizaki corner kick. The Galaxy hold onto third place in the Western Conference, three points ahead of five teams level on 10 points.
Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 Portland Timbers
The only scoreless draw of the day, in the game that, at least on paper, should have provided lots of fireworks.
The Timbers were awarded a penalty kick just before the half-hour mark when Pa-Modou Kah handled the ball inside his own penalty area, but Darlington Nagbe clanged the ensuing try from the spot off the inside of the post and back into play. Just three shots on target in total from the two sides, as they split the points.