VILLA CONTINUES HIS IMPRESSIVE RUN IN MLS
After the international break, the Major League Soccer action resumed over the weekend. David Villa continued his impressive run in the league.
The former Barcelona man has shown a commendable level of consistency that makes him arguably the Best Designated Player in the history of the league.
The Spaniard scored the opener in the 2-1 victory over a top-form Chicago side. New York City played with a man down in the final 78 minutes but MVP Villa carried the team proudly.
In other games, Cristian Colman was equally impressive as he scored twice to help FC Dallas defeated Montreal 2-1. The Paraguay man provided relief for coach Oscar Pareja who believed in him. Maxi Urruti has been the man so far this term but it seems Colman is set to start pulling his own weight. The implementation of VAR would likely help officials after replays show that Colman scored a third goal as the ball crossed the line but it was flagged away.
The Orlando City and Atlanta United rivalry is brewing gradually. The Georgia based side defeated their neighbours 1-0 to add fuel to that rivalry in the first game between both sides. The Florida based side would need all the luck for when next they meet after losing on home turf.
LA Galaxy continue their poor form. They had lost to Vancouver Whitecaps in a midweek clash before losing to New England 4-3. There are reports of locker room squabbles but Coach Curt Onalfo needs to get the team back together very soon.
Minnesota United continue to miss its players in the Gold Cup like Jermaine Taylor, Francisco Calvo and Johan Venegas. They lost at home 3-0 to New York Red Bulls. The defense was terrible against the Bulls, even though it seemed it was a league-wide thing.