Week 4 featured a number of marquee rivalries around Major League Soccer out west, while Eastern Conference foes continued to jockey for position early in the year.
The LA Clasico saw the Galaxy emerge victorious once again courtesy of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s goal and assist to propel Greg Vanney’s side past LAFC. Hernandez now has six goals in his first four games after only scoring two in 2020.
Four teams remain unbeaten to start the season, with the Seattle Sounders the lone team in the Western Conference to boast a perfect record. Meanwhile, Orlando City, Nashville and Columbus each feature unbeaten records in the Eastern Conference despite only having won one game apiece.
Meanwhile, Sporting KC topped Austin FC in a thrilling Sunday night meeting in Kansas City, which saw the hosts score twice inside the final 10 minutes to secure victory against the expansion side.
Let’s rewind it back to the weekend that was Week 4 around MLS.
It’s becoming a recurring theme for Minnesota, and not in a good way. The Loons lost another match over the weekend and this time it came after holding a two-goal lead against the Colorado Rapids.
Emmanuel Reynoso and Hasani Dotson each scored inside the opening half hour, but Minnesota struggled after halftime and conceded three times in a come-from-behind win for the Rapids.
Many, including myself, expected Minnesota would be near atop the West this season, but Adrian Heath’s group has to be wondering what needs to change for the Loons to earn their first win of 2021 and get things back on track.
Each week, we’ll close out the rewind by showcasing the three best goals from the weekend that was in MLS, and the opening weekend did not disappoint in this department at all.