Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew
The latest victim in Union's wake of destruction is the Crew, who have MLS's leading goal scorer Kei Kamara. The problem last night was that Kamara didn't enter the game until the last half hour, when it was already over. CJ Sapong, Vincent Nogueira, and Sebastian Le Toux scored for Philly before an hour went by. The Union have now won three of their last four with the three wins coming against Columbus, DC, and New York Red Bulls by a combined score of 6-0. The club I once called the worst team in MLS is now sitting in a playoff spot in the East.
DC United 3-1 Chicago Fire
The Fire went ahead in the 28th with a David Accam goal, but that would only get them to halftime before DC United went off. In a span of 14 minutes Jairo Arrieta scored twice and Conor Doyle added a third to send all three points to the top team in the East. The main story line coming into United's season was whether or not they could back up their worst to first performance of last season. Well, they are seven points clear of their nearest competitor for the Eastern crown.
Montreal Impact 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps
Another exciting match at the State Saputo as Montreal continues to win while they play catchup to everyone else in MLS. Jack McInerney scored for the Impact in the 18th minute and that would stand for quite some time. Pedro Morales converted a penalty to get Vancouver level in the 79th but they would fail to hold that draw for very long. Ignacio Piatti grabbed Montreal's winner in the 83rd. Now up to nine MLS matches played, Montreal have 11 points and are four points and three spots out of the playoffs. However, they have three, four, or even five matches in hand on any other team. A playoff run is far from out of the question for these guys, who have proven that they can win big games against good teams in the CONCACAF Champions League.