Signs of strife in Portland, Dynamo benefit from BennyBall & more from Matchday 5
Given how far down the depth chart most MLS teams had to go this weekend, it just feels like there’s less to be learned on a micro, single-game level. Conversely, we can probably glean some good stuff if we zoom out a bit and see what kinds of patterns have held firm irrespective of how much of Team X, Y or Z’s first XI was available.
MLS Team of the Matchday: Columbus, Seattle & St. Louis dominate
Three teams – Columbus Crew, Seattle Sounders FC and St. Louis CITY SC – reached the four-goal mark during Matchday 5. Unsurprisingly, they lead the ensuing Team of the Matchday.
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USA 1-0 El Salvador: a hard earned win for the Stars and Stripes
It was dominant but it wasn’t easy for the USA against Hugo Perez’s well organized El Salvador side.
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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte leaves after mutual agreement
Spurs are fourth in the Premier League but will not end their 15-year wait for a trophy this season after exiting all cup competitions in recent weeks as relations between Conte and the club deteriorated at all levels.